Adam Eason Evidence Based Hypnosis Podcast
Summary: Are hypnotherapists capable of seeing all sides of their own field? What actually is hypnosis? Why do so many people define hypnosis so differently? Is there such a thing as the subconscious mind? What is the relationship between mesmerism and hypnosis? Are there dangers using regression in hypnosis? Can hypnosis enhance the chances of false memory syndrome? Why is there so much paranormal faff related to hypnosis? Why do some people call it trance? Can it actually make people do things they don't want to? Are indirect hypnotic language patterns actually any better than direct? These questions and more are examined and explored with this podcast, dedicated to thinking critically and casting a sceptical eye over the subject of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Adam Eason examines the evidence, casts out quackery and has much fun throughout! Those of you that fancy a rip roaring ride into the world of no-nonsense hypnosis exploration, climb on board and hold on tight.
How on earth do you sum up how to be a great hypnotherapist? … We’ll have a go at answering that here… And we bow out gracefully; that is, this is the final episode of this podcast for a while. We are sure to be back and know that the entire back catalogue of episodes can be found at www.adam-eason.com
Is hypnosis actually something done by one person to another? Here we argue for the case that hypnosis and hypnotherapy are advanced greatly as a result of it (the hypnosis and therapy) being a collaborative process, where both parties have responsibilities. And we look at the evidence to support the rationale.
In the name of entertainment, TV mentalist, showman and ‘experimenter’ Derren Brown’s latest TV show ‘The Assassin’ attempted to show that someone could commit murder of a celebrity as a result of being hypnotised to do so. Can this really happen? are there any real-life examples of such outside of TV? What is the evidence for and against the notion of hypnotic coercion? Most importantly, can we make people engage in criminal acts using hypnosis? All answered right here!
Charles Dickens was very close friends with Dr John Elliotson, the medical Mesmerist and author within the Zoist, the medical mesmerism journal of the 1800s. Charles Dickens spoke and wrote publicly about his relationship with Mesmerism and the effect it had on his life; we discuss that here today.
What is the value in examining the brain when someone is hypnotised? What happens to the brain when hypnosis is being experienced? What have EEG and PET scan studies shown us about hypnosis, brain hemispheres and electrical activity in the brain when someone is hypnotised? Here we answer those questions and examine the brain and hypnosis in more depth.
Many think hypnosis suggestions only work whilst the individual is hypnotised. Others believe effects persist. What is the safest and most ethical way to deal with such a contrast of thought? Here we discuss and look at differing thoughts about whether suggestions require an ending or not.
It is considered to be general knowledge that hypnosis and hypnotherapy is often aided by rapport and trust between the hypnosis professional and the client. However, there are questions over the best ways to develop rapport. The emerging field of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) states that the way to develop rapport is to match and mirror language, nonverbal cues and other things we observe in our clients in order to develop rapport. Here we examine whether there is any evidence to suggest that this is actually the case or not.
Is Everyone Responsive To Hypnosis? Can Anyone Learn To Respond Well To Hypnosis? Are men or Women Better At Being Hypnotised? Which Sex Is More Hypnotisable? Does Age Effect Responsiveness To Hypnosis? What about personality, traits and hypnotisability? Does Personality Effect Our Response To Hypnosis? Increasing Hypnotizability and Improving Responsiveness To Hypnosis is also discussed in this lengthier episode exploting hypnotisability.
Hypnotherapists tend to sit in a camp of some kind with regards to their approach and their style. At some stage the hypnotherapist may have considered whether they preferred being of a certain ilk when it comes to therapy. They may have considered working in a particular way with a particular approach. Is this self-indulgent? Is this really client-centered? We discuss that in this episode.
Before you think I have gone off the rails and become too absorbed in Harry Potter with his invisible cloak or been reading too many HG Wells novels or fantastic four comic strips, no I am not discussing actual invisibility here today… I am referring to the attempts by us hypnotherapists to be as removed from the therapy as possible and wondered if it is a worthwhile or pointless thing to attempt to do? Many believe they can do hypnosis and/or hypnotherapy without influencing the dynamics of the process. Is this possible?