Hypnosis Extends Slow Wave Sleep, Research Shows

Sleep researchers at the Universities of Zurich and Fribourg published a study in the scientific journal "Sleep" in June of 2014 that showed hypnosis can improve slow wave sleep (SWS), a very even and slow oscillation in electrical brain activity. SWS has a very restorative impact on our physical and mental wellbeing, secretion of growth hormone, [...]

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Sports and Visualization

In a recent 2014 article in The New York Times February 2014 (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/sports/olympics/olympians-use-imagery-as- mental-training.html) as well as the Business Insider in January 2015 (http://www.businessinsider.com/olympic-athletes-and-power-of- visualization-2015-1) the power of visualization used by Olympic Athletes is discussed. (If you cannot link to these articles paste into your browser). The effectiveness has been proven by Russian scientists who conducted a [...]

By |2017-03-09T20:56:30+00:00October 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sports and Visualization

Famous Athletes and Teams Who Have Used Hypnosis

The use of hypnosis in top level sports is by no means a new phenomenon. The following is just a small sampling of reported athletes and teams who have used hypnosis, guided imagery or visualization. As far back as 1956 it has been reported that eleven hypnotherapists accompanied the team to the Melbourne Olympics to [...]

By |2017-03-09T20:56:30+00:00October 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Famous Athletes and Teams Who Have Used Hypnosis

Thanks for the Award!

Last Saturday I received a surprise award, "Fellow," at the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association's (OHA) 20th Commemorative Celebration. I was honored as the Association's second Administrator after the passing of the founder, Larry Skolnik, in 2004. I was proud to move the organization from one with primarily a political focus to one of professionalism through continuing [...]

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Comparing Meditation to Hypnosis

  Clients often ask me "What is the differewnce between hypnosis and meditation?" Simply put: Meditation and hypnosis can be similar in terms of the process utilized to achieve a relaxed state. For example both may use breathing, progressive muscle relation or a visualization of a calm, beautiful place to relax the mind and body. [...]

By |2017-03-09T20:56:30+00:00September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Comparing Meditation to Hypnosis

Characteristics of Confident People

After working with and knowing many people throughout my life and career, I have noticed some characteristics that seem to be in common with happy, confident people in varied stages of life: ·        Have positive and attainable expectations ·        Take risks using experience and knowledge ·        Believe in their own abilities and uniqueness yet humble [...]

By |2017-03-09T20:56:30+00:00September 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Characteristics of Confident People

Scientific Research Using Hypnosis for Pain Control

The literature and scientific research is extensive in the field of pain control. The rest of this article is a sampling of some of the more recent abstracts from 2000 to 2012. Some good reviews: Stoelb BL, Morton IR, Jensen MP, Patterson DR. (2009). The efficacy of hypnotic analgesia in adults: A review of the [...]

By |2017-03-09T20:56:30+00:00September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Scientific Research Using Hypnosis for Pain Control

My Second Office

Did you know I have a second office on the beautiful Oregon Coast? It is just south of Newport. Perhaps a session at the coast and some time to nurture yourself is due? You deserve it.

By |2017-03-09T20:56:30+00:00September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Second Office