Want to do something about your sugar in

Want to do something about your sugar intake?

EFT in use in the NHS – well, a small pa

EFT in use in the NHS – well, a small part of it, anyway.

Resolutions? Useful article here

Need help with your New Year Resolutions

Need help with your New Year Resolutions? Want to do something you want to do, or stop doing something you don’t?

Stoptober is coming! How to become a non

Stoptober is coming! How to become a non=smoker, now…

Dealing with Winter Woes http://www.prwe

Dealing with Winter Woes

How does the hypnotherapy community view the work of Michael Newton in past life regression?

Answer by Barry Cooper:

I seem to have developed something of a specialism in past life regression. I’ve conducted many sessions and my clients’ experiences vary enormously. My view is that it throws up information from the unconscious mind and can therefore have a beneficial and therapeutic effect. How the information gets into the unconscious mind remains for me an open question; I don’t need to know the answer to conduct a PLR session. As with hypnotherapy generally, it’s not important how it works, only that it does.

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Is Stage Hypnosis different from Hypnosis (in general) or Hypnotherapy?

Answer by Barry Cooper:

You'll probably get as many different answers to this as there are hypnotists and hypnotherapists to give them but my personal take is that the stage hypnosis "state" is quite different to that used by most hypnotherapists, with the probable exception of those also trained in stage hypnosis. I'm not, and I only generally work with clients in a deeply relaxed state.
It's well-established (by researchers such as Hilgard) that relaxation is not necessary for hypnotic trance. My feeling is that "trance" covers a number of "states" which are quite different from each other.

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What’s a good hypnotheraputic strategy?

Answer by Barry Cooper:

I use a wide range of techniques, but perhaps the most versatile is “parts” work. There are several versions of this, but they all involve calling up parts of the unconscious mind and getting them to negotiate with each other. The unconscious mind, if it “really” exists at all, doesn’t “really” have parts – but it behaves as though it does. So, for example, a smoker may have a part of his UCM that wants to quit, and another part that wants to continue. Getting those parts to talk to each other can be very effective.

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