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June 4, 2021
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One of the most controversial uses of hypnosis involves its potential regarding healing the body. This includes assisting the rate of surgical scar repair, controlling skin temperature, influencing blood flow, and improving immune system function. This course will discuss several recent scientific research projects, which have confirmed the role of suggestion and imagination for somatic healing. It will also explain some of the applicable techniques covered in Advanced Neuro-Noetic HypnosisTM training Overall Learning Objectives

  • Discover how the mind can destroy or heal.
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  • Become skilled at new pain management and tissue healing protocols.
  • Learn how to develop Somatic Genius.
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Jim was first introduced to hypnosis in 1965 and began a life long study. While stationed in Okinawa, he learned by combining self-hypnosis with the Martial Arts he was able to achieve much higher goals. In 2000 he became certified as a hypnotist, through the National Guild of Hypnotists, adding complementary medical hypnosis, masters of hypnosis and the 5-path hypnosis methods to his skills.

Lynn Karjala is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Roswell, Georgia, USA. In addition to her general practice, she specializes in the treatment of severe trauma, including Dissociative Identity Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is an Approved Consultant for the ACEP Cerfification process and s Seemorg Matrix Work Master Teacher. She is also trained in hypnosis, EFT, TAT, BSFF, and Allergy Antidotes. Before going into clinical practice, she was a tenured child, adolescent and life-span development and psychology of death and dying. Her first book, Understanding Dissociation and the Treatment of Trauma is scheduled for publication in 2006. Her second book, Everyday Trauma, is in process.

Ms. Amos is licensed by the State of Florida as a Mental Health Counselor. She received her certification in Hypnotherapy from the National Guild of Hypnotists and holds a Masters degree in Counselor Education from Florida Atlantic University. Her areas of expertise include; psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, creative art therapies, sex therapy, and aromatherapy.

Book Review

A Book Review by Tim Brunson, PhD

If a human mind is normal, it is presumed that its owner go through specific physical, cognitive, and emotional stages in order to learn how to navigate their social environment. When that fails to happen as expected by mental health experts, a person could be diagnosed as having some level of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In Practical Social Skill for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Designing Child-Specific Interventions, Kathleen Koenig MSN presents what she calls a blueprint for understanding ASD and designing effective, evidence-based interventions. more

Upcoming Book Reviews

Therapeutic Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents, 2 ed. edited by Laurence I. Sugarman, MD, and William C. Wester, II, Ed.D.
Transpersonal Hypnosis by Erick D. Leskowitz, MD

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This brief script is designed to help the subject increase their kinesthetic awareness as a prelude to improving their somatic healing skills.

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by Tim Brunson, PhD

The Danger of Hypnosis in Trauma Therapy

Those who practice any form of hypnotherapy – to include clinicians whose practice incorporates the rather trendy concept of mindfulness – absolutely must tread carefully if they learn or detect that their patient or client has experienced or continues to suffer from a past traumatic experience. As the power of the hypnosis process relies largely on bypassing some of a person's natural protective faculties (i.e. the innate resistance to pattern change) and very often involves mental reprogramming through association, its use may be contrary to their client's natural defense mechanisms. Careless use of hypnosis can intensify the use of these mechanisms and easily result in long-term suffering. Therefore, the use of hypnosis with trauma patients must be limited to only mental health clinicians, who are specifically trained in trauma care.


Behaviorism, Hypnotherapy, and Choice

Over the past several decades the rise of behaviorism within psychology has both been enlightening as well as often disturbing. By reclassifying psychology as the science of behavior rather than the science of the mind, behaviorists have insisted that all human physical and mental activities consist of observable phenomena, which can then be modified should the scientist or clinician understand how to apply or withhold positive or negative reinforcements. As such, this deterministic approach has served to strip away the role of choice, free will, and even calls into question the role of higher-level intelligence.


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Reversing Chronic Pain

We’re excited to let you know about some new resources created by Dr. Maggie Phillips, an expert in hypnosis and mindbody healing of pain and trauma-related symptoms. Maggie has an excellent set of pain and healing programs, which include: Reversing Chronic Pain 10-Step On-Line program and the CD set “Pain Coaching for Success” as well as a number of audio downloads including “Resiliency, Sexuality, and Somatic Integration” with Dr. Peter Levine and “How Self-Hypnosis Can Relieve Pain, Anxiety, and Stress” with Dr. Bruce Eimer.

"The Reversing Chronic Pain Program offers a much needed and often overlooked aspect in the treatment of pain....education in the understanding of all facets of pain. I feel this is one of the most effective learning tools I've ever seen." ~ John F. Iams, M.A., P.T., America's Pain & Stress Therapist™

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Articles Wanted
We are looking for short articles on all areas of complementary and alternative health care. This includes not only hypnotherapy. We are also looking for articles on counseling, chiropractic, homeopathy, massage therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, naturopathic medicine, energy medicine and psychology, ayurvedia, Therapeutic Touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and biofeedback and neurofeedback. Additionally, we will accept articles about practice management, coaching, public speaking and book writing. Articles should be of a clinical nature and should appeal to the wider CAM audience as well as to those within your speciality. As this blog is focused on serving the clinical community rather than the general public, articles with fundamental information such as "what is hypnosis" will most likely not be accepted. Articles should be 250 to 1,200 words. If you have not already been featured as a "Who's Who" on our site, please include a brief bio and a photo. Your articles may be highlighted in our newsletter which goes out to approximately 60,000 clinicians, and will be available on the Web through on our blog, indexed by the major search engines, and available through our archives. We are looking for short non-peer reviewed articles. If accepted, your articles may be commented on by our members, subscribers, and the general public.


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