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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.