RESOURCES / STUDIES
“Imagine you are floating
in an ocean of serenity, an ocean of possibilities...”
“The first step to absolute happiness is to take
full, total and complete responsibility
as the creator of every single aspect of your life.
This includes the good and the bad.”
A survey of scientific literature was conducted to compare recovery rates for various modalities of therapy:
Psychoanalysis can be expected to have a 38% recovery rate after approximately 600 sessions.
Behaviour therapy can be expected to have a 72% recovery rate after an average of 22 sessions.
Hypnotherapy can be expected to have a 93% recovery rate after an average of 6 sessions
Conclusion: It was noted that to change thought patterns, behaviours and habits, hypnotherapy was the most effective therapy and needed less time than any other type of therapy.
Source: Alfred Barrios. Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal, Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)
MINI-MEDITATION : 17 seconds to change your state of mind
In order to change how you feel and how you view your life very effectively, you can follow these few steps:
Think of a place that you really like, a place where you feel good, where you feel fantastic. It may be a place where you have been on holidays, a place where you go to on the week ends… It’s best if it is a real place rather than an imaginary one, so that your brain and your body can remember the actual feeling of well-being.
See it, but also hear all the sounds you can hear (for example, the sound of the waves, the breeze in the leaves of the trees, the birds …); touch what you can touch (the sand, a pebble, a tree…), smell the smells (the sea spray, some flowers…); and maybe you can taste something too (some salt on your lips, something you ate when you were in that place, a fruit maybe…)?
But above all, the most important thing is to feel. Relive your feelings of intense well-being, incredible happiness, formidable joie de vivre. Feel them all over your body, and realise how good you felt in that place, and how good you feel right now just thinking about it, calling on all of your senses.
Then… what you are going to do next is maintain this state of well-being for 17 seconds. Why 17 seconds? Because thanks to neurosciences, we know now that maintaining the same thought frequency, if only for 17 seconds, makes it possible to "vitalise", to energise a thought. And… the more a thought is “vitalised” and energised, the more it attracts other thoughts of the same quality, and the grain of sand then becomes a superb pearl.
This is really nothing. So we can do this little exercise a few times in an hour ...
17 seconds, 34 seconds, 68 seconds, or longer, of course.
Thanks to this extremely effective technique, there is no need to meditate for hours to change your state of mind ... or to change your life! Indeed, the moment you feel good, the moment you feel better, everything starts falling into place around you for your life to change. And very quickly too.
RELAXATION : 5 mn of cardiac coherence
Pls visit Gaia meditation (French with English subtitles)
For more information, you can read the following books:
Wisdom codes - Gregg Braden
The spontaneous healing of belief - Gregg Braden
7 reasons to believe in the afterlife: A doctor reviews the case for consciousness after death - Dr Jean-Jacques Charbonier
Quantum Healing - Dr Deepak Chopra
You are the placebo - Dr Joe Dispenza
Becoming supernatural - Dr Joe Dispenza
The brain that changes itself - Norman Doidge
The brain’s way of healing: Remarkable discoveries and recoveries from the frontiers of neuroplasticity - Norman Doidge
You’ll see it when you believe it - Dr Wayne Dyer
Creative visualisation - Shakti Gawain
Think and grow rich - Napoleon Hill
The wheel of life - Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
The power of your subconscious mind - Dr Joseph Murphy
The positive way to change your mind - Norman Vincent Peale
The instinct to heal: Curing depression, anxiety and stress without drugs and without talk therapy
- Dr David Servan-Schreiber
The Silva mind control method - Jose Silva
Watching over us - James Van Praagh
Many lives, many masters - Dr Brian Weiss
Lilou Macé’s TV (Youtube) - Some interviews are in English
Gaia meditation - in French with English subtitles
More and more, hypnotherapy is being recognised as an extremely efficient therapy in all sorts of fields, and studies are there to prove it. Here are some examples of research studies covering a variety of cases: childbirth, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, recovery (surgery), skin diseases (ichthyosis), sports performance.
* A. Madrid, R. Giovanni, M.Wolfe (2011) “Treating persistent nausea of pregnancy with hypnosis” - American journal of clinical hypnosis.
** Harmon, T.M., Hynan, M., & Tyre, T.E. (1990) - Improved obstetric outcomes using hypnotic analgesia and skill mastery combined with childbirth education - Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Prior to any other work, hypnotherapy must deal with negative beliefs about the birthing experience: by releasing fears, anxiety and preconceived ideas, imagined detrimental outcomes are avoided, thus allowing both the mother and the father to be to relax and enjoy the process.
Research shows that hypnotherapy can significantly reduce nausea and vomiting during pregnancy* with some positive suggestions being given, for instance, to reduce sensitivity to odours.
Five reports quoted 60-79% of women using hypnosis required no medication. In another study, subjects given hypnosis reported reduced pain, shorter stage 1 labours, less medication, more frequent spontaneous deliveries than other groups. In two other reports, 58% of women using hypnotic analgesia required no medication**. Also, some had lower depression scores after birth than the other groups.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Whorwell P.J; Prior A; Faragher E.B. (1988 & 1987). Whorwell, P.J., Prior, A. & Faragher, E.B. (1984). "Controlled Trial of Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Severe Refractory Irritable-Bowel Syndrome." Lancet, pp. 1232-1234. Whorwell, P.J., Prior, A. & Colgan, S.M. (1987). "Hypnotherapy in Severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Further Experience."
Hypnotherapy is one of the most successful treatment methods, giving 80+% success rate for abdominal pain and distension.
It often results in assisting with other problems such as migraine and tension headaches.
With patients who have severe chronic IBS, it was hypnotherapy patients that showed dramatic improvement in all measures, and they maintained that improvement at a two year follow-up.
Rapkin, D.A., Straubing, M., Singh, A. & Holroyd, J.C. (1988).
"Guided Imagery and Hypnosis: Effect on Acute Recovery from Head and Neck Cancer Surgery" Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Asheville, N.C. Spiegel, D, (1998).
Report in the Harvard Mental Health Letter.
Patients trained with hypnosis before surgery had significantly shorter stays in hospital.
Research also shows that hypnosis methods have been used successfully for anxiety associated with medical procedures.
Skin diseases. Ichthyosis
Extrait du British Medical Journal, 1952
“The article relates the almost fantastic episode of a British lad who had been born with ichthyosis. This is one of the most hideous diseases imaginable, a congenital affliction, often dubbed fish-scale disease in which the skin forms a thick black casing over practically the entire body. The skin furthermore is covered with close-set black bumps between which is a scale as hard as a fingernail. When this scale is bent, it cracks and oozes a bloodstained serum. For this loathsome disease, neither cause nor cure is known.
But this particular victim, even though his condition was so repulsive that his teacher and fellow students at school resented his presence, was more fortunate than others. An English hypnotherapist heard about the case and offered to try hypnosis. Understandably, other doctors were sceptical of what seemed to be a ridiculous gesture. Already the boy had undergone, to no avail, treatment in the best British hospitals. And even a trial operation for grafting new skin to the hands had only aggravated the matter. The grafted skin blackened, shrank and brought more pain. No wonder then that many scoffed the young hypnotist who dared think he could talk out of existence a serious congenital disease. Nevertheless he started his cure, after taking only 10 mn to induce a trance, with 5 words: “The left arm is cleared”. He repeated the suggestion several times. Sure enough, to the amazement of everyone, within 5 days, the coarse external layer turned soft and crumbly and fell off. Soon the skin underneath became pink and soft. The hypnotist shifted his suggestion to other parts of the body with similar results. Twelve doctors witnessed the hypnosis and the outcome.”
The Soviet Olympic Team of 1956, Melbourne - Australia
The Soviet Union team had arrived with an extra 11 coaches -quite different from your usual sports coaches. They were hypnotists, with the mission to hypnotise the Russian athletes into super-athletes. And they did! By the end of the 1956 Olympic games, the Soviet Union had won more medals than any other nation: 98 medals (24 more than the USA), and 37 gold medals.
Popular US Tennis player Jimmy Connors was a keen advocate of hypnosis using a variety of techniques to visualise winning strokes on his way to winning the US Open championship 5 times.
The Chicago Bulls “ Coach Phil Jackson” and Michael Jordan
NBA Basketball head coach Phil Jackson used self-hypnosis daily with the famous Chicago Bulls team of the 1990s when he coached Michael Jordan and the Bulls to their incredible 6 NBA Championships.
Take your life in your own hands and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.