Jeannie Kellas about hypnotherapy

Jeannie Kellas, a hypnotherapist with Advanced Alternative Healthcare in Springfield, interviewed about hypnotherapy by News Leader, Springfield, MO. In her opiniont,hypnosis is fast becoming a legitimate alternative solution. (In my opinion, that just sounds too good to be true...)

On the right side to the interview, "facts" about hypnosis are mentioned. I couldn't resist to comment about them:

Hypnosis doesn't work for about 10 percent of the population.

Really? With some hypnotherapists, that even might go up to 90%.

Although hypnosis is safe for most people, the World Health Organization cautions against its use by anyone suffering from a psychiatric condition or an antisocial personality disorder.

Though living on this planet is safe for most people, the WHO cautions you better stay at home and also avoid falling asleep during your life as you might get through the same stages of mind states that people go through when hypnotized.

Well I thought these above cases are just fine for good therapists. Again, it depends on who is doing the treatment, right?

Hypnosis is an aid to therapy, not a therapy in itself. If you are in pain or suffering from an illness, it's important that you seek medical attention.

Sure but people in the field just say so to prevent themselves from any legal responsibility, as they don't enjoy the same level of protection as the usual mental health professional does. In many cases, this "aid to therapy" is the only way how to get cured.

hypnosis calming frayed nerves

WKYC-TV reporters in Cleveland "discovered" that holistic treatment might work very well for women who abandoned hormon replacement therapies. Dr. Tanya Edwards, the director of the Center for Integrative Medicine Clinical Practice in Cleveland, mentions self-hypnosis among the treatments helpful for calming some of the frayed nerves that women get as their hormones are in flux.

Big brother hypnosis; uncovering what happened; reading and Tourette Syndrome

Big Brother scenarists pretty much think hypnosis is fun and attractive for TV viewers, at least their their idea of what hypnosis is. Wondering whether it was consulted with professionals... see Digital Spy's "Makosi in tears during hypnosis task". RTE also talks about how housemates complete hypnosis task. I didn't (and can't) watch the show, but I think they shall be better talking about persuading instead of hypnotizing someone. But that wouldn't grant that high watch rate numbers, right?

A boy will get hypnotized to uncover what happened, after going thru intensive psychological tests first. He was in a coma for five days after being found unconscious and hanging by his school blazer from the burglar bars in his school's toilets three weeks ago.

Science Daily writes about researchers that used hypnosis to get people forget about their reading abilities. Now they work on another study, using hypnosis with Tourette Syndrome. 

writer interviews mind reader; hypnosis session in Stafford

Barbara Fredricksen, a sceptical writer for St. Petersburg Times, met stage hypnotist Ken Whitener for an interview. He could easily guess one random word that she picked up from a 280 pages long book, and hypnotized the writer later on despite she thought to be kind of unhypnotizable. Now she acknowledges that experience still didn't make her mind-reading believer, but gives Whitener a credit for being a gifted fellow.

On August 22nd, there will be a session with certified hypnosis expert starting 7 p.m. in Stafford library, as published by the Asbury Park Press. Common issues will be discussed, including stress, selfesteem, motivation and sleep problems. Registration is at (609) 597-3381.

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