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Psychologists, doctors, dentists, researchers, and other professionals use hypnosis every day. It is an evidence-based treatment for a variety of conditions including pain, and it is used by scientists to understand how the mind works. This site examines the science behind hypnosis and suggestion and contains resources for researchers interested in using hypnosis in their work.

Hypnosis news

Most read hypnosis research of 2014

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The publisher Taylor & Francis has released a list of its most-read papers of 2014, the best bit of which is the free access to the full text articles. There are some interesting papers in the hypnosis section including the following articles addressing chronic pain, ego-state therapy, and dental ... Read more


Decoupling movement from the feeling of will

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Readiness potentials are a controversial areas of research. Brain activity can be measured when laboratory participants decide to make a consciously initiated movement, such as making a movement of their finger. 'Readiness potentials' are spikes of electrical bra ... Read more


'Mindcraft' a history of hypnosis

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mindcraft is a fantastic multimedia exploration of some of the history of hypnosis. Written by Mike Jay with a host of collaborators, for the Wellcome Collection. This is story written for digital devices ( ... Read more


Special issue of 'Psychology of Consciousness'

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The journal Psychology of Consciousness: Theory Research and Practice has just published a special issue entitled Hypnosis: Contributions to Psychological Science and Clinical Practice. ... Read more


Hypnosis superior to biofeedback in RCT for chronic back pain

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A randomised controlled trial comparing hypnosis vs. biofeedback in the treatment of chronic low back pain has been published in the European Journal of Pain. The study tested 100 veterans with chronic low back pain, and compared different 'doses' of hypnotic interventions (8 sessions, 8 ... Read more




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