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Cancer Care Guide

In June, I had the opportunity to attend the Center for Mind-Body Medicine's program in Washington, DC and receive training as a Cancer Care Guide. The symposium, on cutting-edge integrative cancer care featured leading specialists from around the world who spoke on integrative oncology and new techniques in cancer care. I appreciate the ...

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Chewers Get a Higher Hit of Nicotine and Hypnosis Can Help Them Stop

I'd been doing some research on the effects of chewing tobacco and I was stunned. The delivery of nicotine in a days worth of chewing is about the equivalent of 60 cigarettes! And not only is there nicotine in chewing tobacco, there are nearly 2000 other chemicals - 28 of them known carcinogens. Take a look at the following list of charming ...

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Birth Companions Assist in Creating a Natural and Comfortable Childbirth through Hypnosis

I am really impressed with how wonderfully both mom's and dad's-to-be do with their classes in hypnosis for childbirth. Often there is a high level of anticipation during the first class. By the end of the session, though, it is such a pleasure to see how very calm and relaxed parents are able to become. Frequently, I've seen dad's who just ...

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Hypnosis Can Ease Pain of Childbirth from GMA

I hope you enjoy this excerpt from ABC's Good Morning America. To view the full article click here. Hypnosis Can Ease Pain of Childbirth May 7 Tania Lapointe is the happy mother of three young children. But when she recalls giving birth to her two boys, 5-year-old Guille and 2-year-old Philip, she is not exactly overcome by a warm, ...

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Childbirth Classes using Hypnosis Starts in January 2009

Have you ever heard of HypnoBirthing? HypnoBabies? HypnoBeginning? The Mongan Method? Or using hypnosis for a stress free, relaxed and comfortable childbirth? Now is the time to look into a new way to have a fabulous labor experinece. A new Hypno-Beginning class will begin in mid-January 2009. The class will be held on Saturday mornings for ...

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Ericksonian Hypnosis and a Conference on The Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease by the Beach

Ok, so I was a little hard to get on the phone early in December 2008, but I have to tell you that small inconvenience will make a huge difference in the sessions I do in the future. Although I learned some Ericksonian Hypnosis while going to school, I just had the opportunity to attend a three-day intensive presented by Bill O'Hanlon with ...

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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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