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Hypnosis

Hypnosis Can Help Control Pain Among Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

ScienceDaily — Hypnosis can help alleviate the pain and suffering experienced by women being treated for breast cancer, according to a study by a University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor.

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Hypnosis Shown To Reduce Symptoms Of Dementia

ScienceDaily — A scientist at the University of Liverpool has found that hypnosis can slow down the impacts of dementia and improve quality of life for those living with the condition.

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Eye Surgery Under Hypnosis

Film Trailer: Milton H. Erickson: Wizard of the Desert


Trailer to the planned film on Milton H.Erickson, directed by Alex Vesely.

Master of Authoritative Hypnosis Rev Benny Hinn

The power of belief
Benny Hinn is a world famous evangelical preacher who captivates audiences worldwide with his faith healing. A closer study reveals a raft of masterful hypnosis techniques used to entrance his audiences, and create profound effects in their subconscious mind. Is this God's work or does it simply demonstrate how powerful our minds really are?
This video was made as a tribute from one hypnotist to another.

Suggestibility and Hypnosis

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An interesting article on Hypnosis and degrees of suggestibility written by a student at Bryn Mawr College. Some good ponderings here.

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The Stroop Effect

Run through each list naming each colour that you see, without actually reading the words. If English is your first language the second list will likely cause a little conflict in your brain, slowing you down or causing you to stumble.

Stroop Effect: The Stroop Effect is a psychological test that demonstrates how difficult it is for the brain to overcome certain ingrained, learned responses, such as reading.

This psychological test demonstrates how difficult it is for the brain to overcome certain learned processes such as reading, but hypnotic suggestion has been found to overcome this effect.

The following articles provide a good summary of the research:

Amir Raz: Waking up to potential of hypnosis

"Hypnosis is tricky because it has such a checkered history. Many people feel uncomfortable with it, even within the scientific community, because they think it's not something that a serious scientist should get involved in. Part of the reason it has this bad reputation is because of things like stage hypnosis, where you see a bunch of people clucking like chickens."

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Our Subconscious Brain Makes The Best Decisions Possible

Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that the human brain—once thought to be a seriously flawed decision maker—is actually hard-wired to allow us to make the best decisions possible with the information we are given. The findings are published in today's issue of the journal Neuron.

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