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

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

Name changed to Hypnosis.Tools

Friday, June 27, 2014

After 10 years of being 'Hypnosis and Suggestion' I have changed the site's name to Hypnosis Tools and address to If you've been kind enough to link to the site in the past I'd be ... Read more

False confessions and memory distrust

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Interestingly-formatted article from the BBC about a murder case in Iceland where it seems that false confessions were elicited. It seems that Gisli Gudjonsson, now well known for his work on interrogative suggestibility, was  police officer involved in the case. The story makes you very aware of ... Read more

Hypnosis superior to nicotine replacement therapy?

Monday, February 24, 2014

I haven't read the full study, but based on the abstract I'm really not sure what to make of it. The title of the article boldly claims that hypnosis is superior to nicotine replacement therapy, but this doesn't seem to be backed up by their data. The headline of the results section is that "Hypn ... Read more

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