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Jo Moon

My Strok of Insight

Have you seen the PBS special with Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D? What a story! It has absolutely nothing to do with hypnosis, but it is a compelling story none-the-less. I caught just a snatch of Dr. Taylor speaking about her stroke late one night when I was flipping channels. She is a Harvard brain scientist who experienced a massive stroke and ...

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Smoking Cessation and Hypnotherapy

I've  recently read that about 70% of smokers wish they could quit. Many have tried hard to quit on their own, either going cold turkey or using over the counter aids like The Patch or nicotine gums. Others, in desperation, have gone to see their doctors and get prescriptions to help. Even with stop smoking aids, a lot of smokers just can't ...

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National Guild of Hypnosis Conference

This month I had the opportunity to attend the National Guild of Hypnosis Conference with my friend Maggie Ferrari of Transitions Hypnosis in East Greenbush, New York (Albany). We had a great time! Maggie and I had such an interesting time sharing information on the work we had been doing in our individual practices and learning from others ...

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Hypnosis is Being Used to Help Kids Get Through Their Cancer Treatments

This morning I came across a FOX news report regarding a young boy, Anthony, who has been using hypnosis to get through his cancer treatment since being diagnosed with a brain tumor. This young man was suffering PTSD and insomnia as a result of his treatment.  Anthony's doctor utilized hypnosis, which is approved by the American Academy of ...

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Fear of Flying Transformed

It just so happened that my business trip flight to the East Coast coincided with a call from someone who was flying West with her family and she was fearful of getting on any plane. My preference is to meet clients in the office and go over a lot of information regarding hypnosis before beginning a session. However, this was an emergency so we ...

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A Week of New Learning

It's August 3 and I am very excited. I'm leaving this afternoon for a major conference and specialized training in Sports Hypnosis. This week, I'll be adding to my Sports Hypnosis skills by training with Bob Reese. One of the special aspects of this trip is that I'll be sharing the experience with a very good friend who trained in the same ...

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Controlling Pain with Hypnosis

I was talking about pain today and how debilitating it can be. A good friend has Fibromyalgia and suffers with discomfort in all twelve of the sensitive points. Additionally, I have several relatives that are chronic suffers due to the effects of some long-term arthritis issues. When working with pain, it is important to understand that ...

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GYNCA Support Group

As you can see from my calendar of events, last Thursday evening I spoke for the local GYNCA New Hope Support Group. What a great group of ladies. I enjoyed my welcome and the opportunity to speak with so many interesting people. Since I love to speak and thoroughly enjoy an audience, I really got into it on some of my life experiences and how I ...

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Woman Undergoes Knee Surgery without Anesthetic

I thought you'd be interested in seeing this video I have linked further down in the post. Recently, in the world news there have been a number of videos of surgeries performed without chemical anesthesia. The pain control method of choice is hypnosis. In Britain in the spring of 2008, a gentleman who has been a hypnotherapist for 30 years had ...

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Fear of Test Taking Transformed thru Hypnosis

Have you ever prepared for a test but found your heart racing and your palms getting sweaty even just thinking about it? For some, this starts in childhood and for others the pressure of having to make the grade whacks them up the side of the head as they age. Fear of the scrutiny of one's own abilities can cause racing hearts and minds to ...

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