Hypnosis Articles

Relaxing way to kick the habit

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By Fiona Murray BBC News Online For centuries, people have used hypnosis to try to cure ailments and phobias. Mozart and Chopin said it helped them in their work and Hollywood actor Kevin Costner used it to get over seasickness. Now a Belfast-based practitioner is harnessing the power of the mind to help people quit smoking.   Hypnotherapist Hugh McCorry has adopted a variety of techniques Hugh McCorry was the first hypnotherapist to be employed full-time at Belfast City Hospital about five years ago, but now works out of a clinic at Belvoir Park Hospital. He gave free group sessions to...

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Hypnosis 'doubles IVF success'

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By Caroline Ryan BBC News Online health staff in Berlin Hypnosis can double the success of IVF treatment, researchers have claimed. A team from Soroka University, Israel, found 28% of women in the group who were hypnotised became pregnant, compared with 14% of those who were not. The study of 185 women was presented to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Berlin. But other experts said the research failed to account for key differences between the two groups.  The longer a couple have been trying to conceive, the less likely they are to conceive Dr Francoise Shenfield...

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