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HYPNOSIS on WebMD
A WebMD Feature, Hypnosis: Focusing the Subconscious on Change (Davis, 2014), stated, "Hypnosis has helped people cut back on pain, anxiety, and depression medications, resolve intestinal problems, quit smoking, even have less stressful childbirth." Check out the article online for more information: http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/self-hypnosis?page=2

ALLERGY RELIEF!
A recent report in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (Patterson, et al., 2014) related episodes of higher stress to allergy flare-ups.  Stress seems to exacerbate allergies, causing more episodes of allergic reaction and more intense reactions.  It is thought that a immune response is triggered by higher stress levels over time.  

 "Stress can cause several negative effects on the body, including causing more symptoms for allergy sufferers," says Dr. Patterson. "Our study also found those with more frequent allergy flares also have a greater negative mood, which may be leading to these flares."

 Hypnosis is a wonderful way to reduce stress and help minimize those pesky allergies.  Call us today!

HOT FLASH!
A new article in Prevention (Ecklekamp, 2013) states that Baylor University's Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory has used self-hypnosis to help women with hot flashes. According to the article, "After 12 weeks, the women, on average, reported about 75% fewer hot flashes" (p.13).  Call us today and let us help you experience relief from hot flashes!

ARTICLES 
 
  • Askay, S. W., Patterson, D. R., Jensen, M. P., & Sharar, S. R. (2007, August).  A randomized controlled trial of hypnosis for burn wound care. Rehabilitation Psychology, 52(3), 247-253.
  • Bakke, A. C., Purtzer, M. Z., & Newton, P. (2002).  The effect of hypnotic-guided imagery on psychological well-being and immune function in patients with prior breast cancer. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 53(6), 1131-1137.
  • Bryant, R. A., Moulds, M. L., Guthrie, R. M., & Nixon, R. D. V. (2005). The additive benefit of hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy in treating acute stress disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(2), 334-340.
  • Castel, A., Pérez, M., Sala, J., Podrol, A., & Rull, M. (2007, May). Effect of hypnotic suggestion on fibromyalgia pain: Comparison between hypnosis and relaxation. European Journal of Pain, 11(4), 463-468.
  • Crawford, H. J. (1994, July). Brain dynamics and hypnosis: Attentional and disattentional processes. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 42(3), 204-232.
  • Degun-Mather, M. (2001). The value of hypnosis in the treatment of chronic PTSD with dissociative fugues in a war veteran. Contemporary Hypnosis, 18(1), 4-13.
  • Enquist, B., Björklund, C., Engman, M., & Jakobsson, J. (2008, December). Preoperative hypnosis reduces postoperative vomiting after surgery of the breasts. Acta Anesthesiologica Scandinavica, 41(8), 1028-1032.
  • Gay, M. C., Philippot, P., & Luminet, O. (2002). Differential effectiveness of psychological interventions for reducing osteoarthritis pain: A comparison of Erikson hypnosis and Jacobson relaxation. European Journal of Pain, 6(1), 1-16.
  • Gonsalkorale, W. M., Houghton, L. A., & Whorwell, P. J. (2002).  Hypnotherapy in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A large-scale audit of a clinical service with examination of factors influencing responsiveness. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 97(4), 954-961.
  • Gonsalkorale, W. M., Miller, V., Afzal, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (2003). Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Long term benefits of hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gut, 52(11), 1623-1629.
  • Gruzelier, J. H. (2002). A review of the impact of hypnosis, relaxation, guided imagery and individual differences on aspects of immunity and health. Stress: The International Journal of the Biology of Stress, 5(2), 147-163.
  • Gruzlier, J., Levy, J., Williams, J., & Henderson, D. (2006, February). Self-hypnosis and exam stress: Comparing immune and relaxation-related imagery for influences on immunity, health and mood. Contemporary Hypnosis, 18(2), 73-86.
  • Herman, J. L. (1992). Complex PTSD: A syndrome in survivors of prolonged and repeated trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 5(3), 377-391.
  • Hirsch, I. (1996). Hypnosis in psychotherapy: efficacy and mechanisms. Contemporary Hypnosis, 13(2), 109-114.
  • Huth, M. M., Broome, M. E., & Good, M. (2004, July). Imagery reduces children’ post-operative pain. Pain, 110(1-2), 439-448.
  • Jambric, Z., Sebastiani, L., Picano, E., Ghelarducci, B., & Santarcangelo, E. L. (2005, February). Hypnotic modulation of flow-mediated endothelial response to mental stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 55(2), 221-227.
  • Jensen, M., & Patterson, D. R. (2006, February). Hypnotic treatment of chronic pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29(1), 95-124.
  • Jensen, M. P., Barber, J., Romano, J. M., Molton, I. R., Raichle, K. A., Osborne, T. L., Engel, J. M., Stoelb, B. L., Kraft, G. H., & Patterson, D. R. (2009, April). A comparison of self-hypnosis versus progressive muscle relaxation in patients with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 57(2), 198-221.
  • Jensen, M. P., Hanley, M. A., Engel, J. M., Romano, J. M., Barber, J., Cardenas, D. D., Kraft, G. H., Hoffman, A. J., & Patterson, D. R. (2005, April). Hypnotic analgesia for chronic pain in persons with disabilities: A case series. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 53(2), 198-228.
  • Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., Marucha, P. T., Atkinson, C., & Glaser, R. (2001). Hypnosis as a modulator of cellular immune dysregulation during acute stress. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69(4), 674-682.
  • Lambert, S. A. (1996, October). The effects of hypnosis/guided imagery on the postoperative course of children. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 17(5), 307-310.
  • Martin, A. A., Schauble, P. G., Rain, S. H., & Curry, R. W. Jr. (2001, May). The effects of hypnosis on the labor process and birth outcomes of pregnant adolescents. Journal of Family Practice, 50(5), 441-443.
  • Melzak, R., & Perry, C. (1975, March). Self-regulation of pain: The use of alpha-feedback and hypnotic training for the control of chronic pain. Experimental Neurology, 46(3), 452-469.
  • Milling, L. S. (2008). Recent developments in the study of hypnotic pain reduction: A new golden era of research? Contemporary Hypnosis, 25(3-4), 165-177.
  • Mitchell, C. W. (2009). Effective techniques for dealing with highly resistant clients (2 Edition). Johnson City, TN: Clifton W. Mitchell.
  • Montgomery, G. H., DuHamel, K. N., & Redd W. H. (2000, April).  A meta-analysis of hypnotic induced analgesia: How effective is hypnosis? International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 48(2), 138-153.
  • Palsson, O. S., Turner, M. J., Johnson, D. A., Burnett, C. K. and Whitehead, W. E. (2002, November). Hypnosis treatment for severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Investigation of mechanism and effects on symptoms. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 47(11), 2605-2614.
  • Patterson, D. R., & Jensen, M. P. (2003, July). Hypnosis and clinical pain. Psychological Bulletin, 129(4), 495-521.
  • Poon, M. W. (2007). The value of using hypnosis in helping an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Contemporary Hypnosis, 24(1), 30-37.
  • Ross, U. H., Lange, O., Unterrainer, J., & Lasig, R. (2007, May). Ericksonian hypnosis in tinnitus therapy: Effects of a 28-day inpatient multimodal treatment concept measured by Tinnitus-Questionnaire and Health Survey SF-36. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 264(5), 483-488.
  • Sellick, S. M., & Zaza, C. (1998, February). Critical review of 5 nonpharmacologic strategies for managing cancer pain. Cancer Prevention & Control, 2(1), 7-14.
  • Smith, G. D. (2006). Effect of nurse-led gut-directed hypnotherapy upon health-related quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15, 678-684.
  • Spiegel, D. (1988). Dissociation and hypnosis in post-traumatic stress disorders. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 1(1), 17-33.
  • Spiegel, D., & Bloom, J. R. (1983). Group therapy and hypnosis reduce metastatic breast carcinoma pain. Psychosomatic Medicine, 45(4), 333-339.
  • Spiegel, D., & Maldonado, J. R. (1998). Trauma, dissociation and hypnotizability. In J. D. Bremner &C. R. Marmar (Eds.), Trauma, memory, and dissociation (pp. 57-106). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
  • Spiegel, D., & Moore, R. (1997, August). Imagery and hypnosis in the treatment of cancer patients. Retrieved October 20, 2009 from http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10165/87808?pageNumber=1
  • Wik, G., Fischer, H., Bragée, B., Finer, B.& Fredrikson, M. (1999). Functional anatomy of hypnotic analgesia: A PET study of patients with fibromyalgia. European Journal of Pain, 3(1), 7-12.
  • Zelter, L., Kellerman, J., Ellenberg, L., & Dash, J. (1983, June). Hypnosis for reduction of vomiting associated with chemotherapy and disease in adolescents with cancer. Journal of Adolescent Health Care, 4(2), 77-84.
 
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