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Neuroscience gets serious about hypnosis

Oakley DA, and Halligan PW (2013). Hypnotic suggestion: opportunities for cognitive neuroscience. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 14 (8), 565-76 PMID: 23860312



"Hypnosis is synonymous with stage entertainment where the performer puts volunteers from the audience into a trance and commands them to do embarrassing things. This makes it sound like a joke, but in fact hypnosis is a real phenomenon and it is proving increasingly useful to psychologists and neuroscientists, granting new insights into mental processes and medically unexplained neurological disorders".

Hypnotherapy 'should be adopted more widely'



"Hypnotherapy should be used more frequently as a treatment, with it being particularly useful for pain relief.

This is according to Dr Peter Naish, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University and President-elect of the Hypnosis Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, who stated that it works as more than a placebo effect".

"The Department of Health recommends that members of the public, and those who commission services, consult Hypnotherapists who are registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners."

Hypnosis to manage distress related to medical procedures: a meta-analysis
 Source:  Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects - DARE - 24 March 2010

Cancer patients support

"Why people with cancer use hypnotherapy
As with many types of complementary therapy, one of the main reasons people with cancer use hypnotherapy is to help them relax and cope better with symptoms and treatment. Hypnotherapy can help people to feel more comfortable and in control of their situation.

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