You are getting sleepy.... While hypnosis is often associated with sideshow performances, it's not a magical act. Rather, it's a technique for putting someone (or yourself) into a state of concentration where you are more suggestible and thus more open to messages about breaking bad habits or changing in other positive ways.

Recent Posts on Hypnosis

5 Epic April Fool’s Pranks and the Psychology Behind Them

There are psychological reasons why we fall for April Fool's pranks, and these 5 are among the best.

If Selfish Genes Build Brains, Why Aren’t We All Solipsists?

Contrary to what you might think, the “selfish gene” paradigm does not imply that we should be self-centered to the point of believing that only we exist.

Are You in an Abusive Relationship with Money?

There’s one type of abusive relationship that’s still tolerated in this country: It’s the abusive relationship too many of us have with money.

Are you addicted?

Smoking is an addiction that is costly for the smoker, for their loved ones and for society. some of the common myths of quitting smoking (and other addictions) are explored.....

Finding Your Personal Motivator for Fitness

By Matthew B. James Ph.D. on February 09, 2015 in Focus on Forgiveness
The reason you're not motivated to exercise regularly may be that you haven't found a good enough reason to do it.

The Crisis of Confidence in Medical Research

By Allen J Frances M.D. on January 12, 2015 in DSM5 in Distress
Randomized placebo controlled studies have been the gold standard in medical research, but some believe they have been so corrupted by Pharma that they cannot be trusted.

Cancer Prevention Starts at Home

Your real wealth is your health.

Successful Weight Loss Using Hypnosis

By Traci Stein PhD, MPH on December 20, 2014 in The Integrationist
Your unconscious may believe it has “good reasons” for keeping you overweight. Hypnosis can help you address these beliefs and make the changes you need to look and feel great and get healthy.

Meditation: What It Is, How To Do It, And Why You Should

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on November 02, 2014 in Think Well
Once you cut through all the hype meditation techniques, like Transcendental Meditation, can be very helpful for many people. Indeed, meditating regularly can help reduce stress and worry, increase energy and mental focus, and enhance physical and mental well-being. Here's how to do it.

Life History, The Diametric Model, and Sex Scandals

A new study reveals clear diametric associations between autistic v. psychotic traits and impulsivity, sensation seeking, and socio-sexual behavior.

Bad Mood Be Gone with 30 Seconds of Temporal Tapping

By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on September 29, 2014 in Resolution, Not Conflict
Wouldn't it be amazing if a quick 30 seconds of tapping in a circle around your right ear while you say the right magic words could instantly alleviate bad moods? If it could melt anxious feelings into a state of relaxed calm? Try this experiment. It may work for you. It does for me.

Psychopath, Interrupted

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on August 24, 2014 in Shadow Boxing
An account from the 1940s purports to have cured a psychopath with an "accelerated" technique.

Boost Confidence with Hypnosis and NLP

Most of us pop out of the womb with a fairly high degree of self-confidence. We haven’t yet started to judge ourselves as smart or dumb, handsome or homely. We haven’t yet built up notions of possible versus impossible, safe versus risky. And most importantly, we haven’t had time to absorb the judgments, fears, and limitations of the people and culture surrounding us...

Using Self-Hypnosis to Manage Weight

Because so much of weight control is truly a case of mind over matter, hypnosis can be a very effective tool for weight loss. Let’s look at five steps you can take to self-hypnotize and start losing those few (or many) extra pounds.

PTSD: Healing and Recovery Part 2

In this week's post we're continuing with PTSD by exploring PTSD treatment methods to help your regain your life

5 Steps to Better Brain Health

The newest research on the brain reveals a number of strategies that we can do right now to make a substantive difference in keeping the brain healthy as we age.

Do You Want to Understand the Mysteries of the Unconscious?

Is anyone really interested in what psychoanalysts have to say?

Methods of Alleviating Anxiety

In this week's post, we're exploring various complementary, alternative, and traditional methods for helping alleviate symptoms of anxiety.

Haunted by Sigmund Freud: Adaptation or Defense Mechanisms?

The term "defense mechanisms" fit Freud's original concept, but they're not always about defending against anxiety. "Adaptation mechanisms" may be more appropriate. They are about adapting to life and functioning in this world. Their purposes are not necessarily defensive or even offensive. Humor, for example, can certainly be a defense, but that's not always its purpose.

How to Help Yourself Through Hypnosis

Hypnosis is used for a variety of issues – everything from curing allergies to weight loss. For many behavioral changes, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, minimizing anxiety and overcoming certain fears, self-hypnosis can be a useful tool. Let’s look at the steps in self-hypnosis you can use to help move you toward the behavioral changes you desire.

How to Get Things Done

By Polly Campbell on June 23, 2014 in Imperfect Spirituality
Three strategies to help shrink that summer to-do list.

Hypnotic Regression and Healing the Unconscious Mind

Your mind is like an ICEBERG, most of it is below the surface. Can you imagine how many strange experiences you have had since birth that affect your life and are buried out of sight? We all have lots of stuff in our unconscious that you cannot remember unless you dive deep below your normal awareness. Hypnosis is the best technique to access and resolve that stuff.

9 Methods for Treating Amnesia

There are several different types of memory loss that can occur after an injury or traumatic event. in this week's post we are exploring the different types of amnesia, or memory loss, and treatment methods that work for recovering those memories.

Do You Have IDS?

By Kathleen Taylor on June 19, 2014 in The Brain Supremacy
IDS, or Irritating Doggerel Syndrome, is common, yet few people have ever heard of it.

Droidian Slips

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on June 13, 2014 in In Excess
Robot fetishism is often referred to as ASFR (i.e.,, based on the name of a now defunct newsgroup) or technosexuality. It refers more specifically to those individuals who derive sexual pleasure and arousal arising from humanoid or non-humanoid robots. But are there people out there more aroused by robots than humans?

Telling Yourself Something

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on May 31, 2014 in Fighting Fear
Advice is sometimes given to discouraged patients to repeat to themselves encouraging thoughts. This does not work

Are You Having Memory Problems?

Ever wonder why you can't remember where you put your keys, or why you can't quite recall the name of that nice waitress from the other night? Your memory is a complicated network, and memory problems can occur for numerous reasons. In this post, we're exploring the many components of memory!

5 Essential Questions and 10 Tips to Create Positive Change

Want to quit smoking, run farther, or make some other positive change? These tips and tools can help you to let go of outdated habits and create the life you want. (Really!)

Brain Injury: Methods and Treatment Part Four

Don't be discouraged if one treatment is not working for your symptom(s). There are numerous treatments available that can work for your specific needs. In Part Four of this five-part series, I am going to discuss some of these methods, and how you can find the right practitioner to help!

Can You Really Sleep Away Your Fears?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could just sleep away our fears? It’s no secret that fear increases pain and suffering from any health problem. What if there was a way to conquer our fears that involved nothing more taxing than lying down calmly to sleep at night?