Tag Archives: hypnotherapy

Hypnosis has 'real' brain effect

The BBC website is reporting that Hypnosis has a “very real” effect that can be picked up on brain scans. A team from Hull University, performed an imaging study in which hypnotised participants showed decreased activity in the parts of the brain linked with daydreaming or letting the mind wander. The same brain patterns were […]

We’re In The Guardian and Observer Guide to Relaxation

The Guardian and Observer are running a two part feature on massage and relaxation this weekend, and we are listed in the section on Cognitive Hypnotherapy. Here are some extracts from the article on Cognitive Hypnotherapy. “Cognitive hypnotherapy provides overworked minds with the toolkit they need to fix their own stresses and strains. It is […]

This Week is National Hypnotherapy Week

When most people think about hypnosis, it is usually Derren Brown or the hypnotist character from the Little Britain TV show that spring to mind, complete with the immortal words, “look into my eyes…” NCH registered Cognitive Hypnotherapists, Rob & Heidi Woodgate of Gravesend based practice North Kent Hypnotherapy say that neither gives a true […]

Kent Hypnotherapists Give Up the Ghost

Well, not quite – but we have renamed our practice “North Kent Hypnotherapy”. Our practice was originally called Ghost Gum Therapy, a name we chose because it is a great metaphor for the work we do. The Ghost Gum is an Australian Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Papuana) whose name comes from the white chalky coating it secretes […]

Hypnotherapy helps IBS

A new report from the department of gastroenterology at King’s College Hospital, London, published in the British Medical Journal, highlights the fact that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a combination of “psychological” as well as physical factors, and that psychological therapies, including hypnotherapy, can be an alternative to medication. Excerpt from the Daily Mail: Hypnotherapy […]

National No Smoking Day

Wednesday 14th March is National No Smoking Day, which this year holds a special significance to many smokers faced with the reality of a total ban on smoking in public places coming later this year. The Smoking in the Workplace Ban, which has already been implemented in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, comes into force in […]

Hypnosis and Acupuncture Show Promise for Labour Pain

A review of non-drug pain relief therapies suggests that hypnosis and acupuncture may ease labour pain. “There is too little research to assess how effective many complementary therapies will be with pain management in labour,” said lead study author Caroline Smith. Further research is needed, she said, but “the results concerning acupuncture and hypnosis are […]

Fear of Flying

According to the ‘Fear of Flying’ programme broadcast tonight on Channel 4, as many as one person in five of us has some degree of phobic reaction to flying – that’s 20% of the population! High profile disasters and terrorist atrocities, such as 9/11, only serve to heighten our fears. According to research reported in […]