Newsletter Autumn 2009
Gastric Band Weight Loss with Hypnosis Inside this issue:
An overwh el mi n g s e s s i o n s o f can lose weight with Page
amount of interest has hypnotherapy (costing hypnosis with Gastric Band Hypnosis 1
been shown recently less than a tenth of d i f f e r e n t
by Hypnotherapists what she would have approaches—the task PHPA Membership 1
and members of the paid for the actual f o r t h e Hypnosis & Children 2
public seeking to lose treatment). Hypnotherapist is to
Fear of Flying 2
weight by this During the hypnosis decide which
revolutionary method approach is best for Hypnosis & Surgery 2
sessions she was able
of controlling the mind to visualize being Post Hypnotic Suggestions 3
to believe that one can also lose weight
wheeled into theatre, Hypnosis in the News 3
has undergone undergoi ng the using traditional
surgery. surgery and even hypnosis methods. Morecambe & Wise 3
experiencing the smell James Esdaile 4
Weight Loss with
A news article of the anaesthetic. How Not To Let a Client Mis-
published by the lead You 4
probably far more
Daily Mirror in May There is no doubt that suited for clients
2009 outlined the the mind is a very who are obese and
case of Marion Corns powerful tool; it is have already
who claimed to have easy to understand considered using
lost 4 stone with this how highly suggestible this approach.
method. people can lose weight
via this method. At
Marion underwent 5 the same time people
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Hypnosis for Children
Many Hypnotherapists are in others the parent may try to see a resolution to their
cautious about using hypnosis take over the session by problem.
with very young children, answering all the questions that
however, with their wonderfully you ask the child. Should this
rich imaginations they can be happen then you could politely Very young children respond
excellent subjects and hypnosis inform the parent that you want well to ‘let’s pretend’ games or
can help to build up their to hear the responses from the stories about their pet, best
confidence, overcome fears and child’s point of view. friend or favou rite toy.
many other issues. Depending on the child’s
maturity it is not always
We recommend working with necessary to use a traditional
It is of course important to the child’s level of understanding induction and deepener
safeguard yourself from any and using activities or hobbies approach and please don’t be put
possible allegations which is why that the child is interested in off if the child fidgets or keeps
it is essential to have a parent or when using visual imagery. For their eyes open as this is
guardian present or to record example if a child is interested in perfectly normal behavior for
the session. In some instances computer games then you could young children.
the parent can unwittingly be the weave a story around their
cause of the child’s problem and favourite character where they
Children find it easy to become
Case History—Fear of Flying Overcome
Peter (name changed) used journey on his holiday and fell some clients take the suggestions
hypnotherapy 7 years ago to asleep on the beach—ending in in hypnosis very literally so it is
overcome a fear of flying. After him becoming sun burnt and essential to emphatically remove
just two sessions he was able to subsequently was too relaxed to any unwanted ones.
overcome a 30 year old fear and return to work.
enjoy the flight that was taking
him on a well deserved holiday Peter returned recently for help
So, after several weeks of being with his weight problem and
on sick leave Peter had one reported that he had been flying
However 2 months after his further session to ‘lighten’ some regularly without any problems
return to the UK Peter phoned of the relaxation suggestions. since his last hypnotherapy
for another appointment—he session.
said he had felt so relaxed that
he slept throughout most of the The lesson learned here was that
Hypnosis and Surgical Procedures
A recent report by BBC News de- Institute paper is just the latest to She reported experiencing a These reports leads to an
scribes a study on 200 female breast conclude hypnosis can help with sensation of pulling during surgery, interesting question—why isn’t
cancer patients led by Dr Guy Mont- operations. but felt very little pain. hypnotherapy used more widely
gomery of the Mount Sinai School of within the medical profession?
Medicine whereby patients were The surgeon who carried out the
either given 15 minutes of hypno- tonsillectomy, Dr Kishen Dayal, We assume because it is more
therapy or a chat with a psychologist. In Johannesburg 35 year old Liesl said there was so little bleeding time consuming, however the use
van Dreau is reported to have had that he used only half a swab to of hypnosis for operations could
The women who had received hyp- her tonsils removed using only dab the blood. After a procedure save the NHS a considerable
nosis needed less anaesthetic. re- hypnosis to help her through the that is normally very painful for amount of money.
ported less pain, nausea, fatigue and operation. Before the surgery, most adults the patient was
emotional distress after the opera- which took place at Milpark allowed home after just one hour
tion than did the ones who had Hospital, Liesl had 2 sessions with and was able to return to work 3 We’d love to hear our
talked to a psychologist. Hypnotherapist Tom Budge to days later. Member’s views on this
The Journal of the National Cancer prepare her for the procedure. Adapted from a report by Susan Cilliers4 subject.
Newsletter Autumn 2009 Page 3
Post Hypnotic Suggestions
he runs his hands through his hair, shoe and put it back on.
Some years ago a client of ours trance he would hear 3 taps of a
r e qu e ste d p ost -h ypn oti c- pencil and this would trigger an shakes his head, gets up and walks
suggestions in order to prove to irresistible urge to remove his around the room, muttering to
himself ‘I won’t, I won’t do it’. This demonstrates clearly the
himself that he had indeed been right shoe. power of suggestion and how
hypnotized. In general we believe
this is heightened in hypnosis.
that challenges such as this should
Estabrooks emphasises the
be avoided as subjects are free to On bringing the subject out of
importance of not allowing the
accept or reject the suggestions hypnosis it was apparent that he If we were to tell someone who
subject to leave the room until
and although proof was shown time had remembered everything said was not hypnotized that they
the suggestion has been
after time it was never enough to during the session but would very soon experience an
removed (even though he hadn’t
convince him. (This case history nevertheless it was decided to itch on their face they would
complied with the post hypnotic
c a n b e r e a d a t : tap the pencil; it was noted that most likely laugh at you and then
the client was experiencing go into another room to scratch
oubting_thomas.asp internal conflict. their face.
Quote: The client was told that the
In his book, Hypnotism, G.H suggestion had failed but in
He wants to take off that shoe but
Estabrooks cites a similar scenario order to avoid any future issues
has made his mind up that he will
where a subject is told whilst in would he voluntarily remove the
not. Like one possessed of a devil
hypnosis that on coming out of
Hypnosis in the News
Strictly Star uses Hypnosis?
Jo Wood, 54, (ex-wife of ageing Hypnotherapy is often sought to is enable them to draw upon the
rock star, Ronnie Wood) has i n c r ea s e c o n f i de n c e a n d unconscious material stored It's not who you
hinted on her Twitter site that overcome nerves and responsive away in their brain. are that holds you
she is having hypnotherapy to subjects can benefit from using
overcome her nerves whilst hypnosis as it can help them to back, it's who you
dancing with partner Brendan overcome inhibitions and feel Whether or not Jo was think you're not.
Cole on Strictly Come Dancing. more comfortable at expressing successful she has to be admired
themselves. for recognizing that she has the
power within herself to increase
A source claims that Brendan her confidence, overcome
wants more aggression in the Whilst hypnosis treatment alone nerves and improve her
dance routine but it is reported can’t aid people to perform in a techniques.
that Jo finds it difficult to be way that they h ave no
feisty. knowledge about it should be
remembered that what it can do
Morecambe and Wise Revisited
I’m sure most people - (apart Eric Morecambe was allegedly show.
from the very young) will also very insecure and severely
remember or have heard of Eric lacking in confidence, despite his
Morecambe and Ernie Wise. talent and he refused to perform Had hypnotherapy been as
without his partner Ernie Wise. widely available in those days
these stars could have
Sir Eric was undoubtedly one of overcome any insecurities or
the most talented, funniest and Another great star of the 60’s, inhibitions and entertained us so
wittiest entertainers of the 20th Tommy Cooper (the one with much more—just as Jo Wood Confidence CDs available from
century and will go down in the fez who all our mothers might if she follows her program www.hypnoticworld.com
history as a legend. loved) was equally lacking in through.
confidence and allegedly sought
approval before and after each
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One of the first men to really rediscover and put to extensive good
The GSR Meter is a professional biofeedback use, the power of hypnosis, was an English surgeon named
monitor designed for hypnotherapy and James Esdaile. His interest in mesmerism began before the word
psychotherapy. It measures the Galvanic Skin hypnosis was known.
Response, giving the therapist near-instant
feedback of the client’s general state of
relaxation and immediate emotional reactions. In 1845 he went to India and had phenomenal success with
mesmerism, copying Mesmer’s techniques and applying them
diligently. In those days the mortality rate in surgery was around fifty
percent. Esdaile reduced this figure to eight percent by the use of his
techniques, and his patients recovered more quickly and easily than
the average surgical cases of his day. Since then there has been a
revival in the interest of hypnosis with more scientific studies being
The deaths of Braid and Esdaile curbed the interest in hypnotism.
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How Not to Let a Client Mislead You
James’ wife telephoned to make It was obvious that treatment for he was staying out of town in
a hypnosis appointment for her insomnia wasn’t the answer to order to gamble.
husband whom she claimed was his problem and that we needed
suffering from insomnia. to get to the bottom of his
gambling addiction. It also meant that Julie
questioned herself abou t
Wh en James arrived the whether she could trust James in
following week we were fully James had kept his gambling a the future and this was a turning
prepared with an Insomnia CD secret for several years and point in their marriage.
ready for him to take home after asked that his wife would not get
the session. to know about it. Obviously
cli ent con fid enti ali t y is Julie decided that she also
paramount in any therapy, needed help to put this
James confirmed that he was however, interestingly enough, revelation into perspective in
indeed having problems sleeping, James went home that night after order to save her marriage. it is to give a thorough pre-
however careful questioning and the session and told his wife induction talk and explore and
noting his responses revealed everything. listen to what is behind your
the cause behind his insomnia. Had James simply been treated client’s problem. In James’ case
James was a compulsive gambler for insomnia his gambling the insomnia was a secondary
and was frittering away every For Julie, his wife, this explained addiction may never have come issue, caused by his gambling
spare penny the family had. He a lot—such as the time that he to light and their relationship and it was this problem that
couldn’t seem to stop himself told her that £500 had dropped would have undoubtedly suffered needed sorting out.
and this led to stress, worry and out of a hole in his pocket and further.
sleepless nights. the suspicions that she had that
This just goes to show how vital
he might be having an affair when