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Early childhood emotional trauma:
an important factor in the aetiology
of cancer and other diseases

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Gerald A. Harris
MNRHP, DHP(NC), MCA(HYP), UKCP Hypno-Psychotherapist

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to view the evidence to support a connection between early childhood trauma and subsequent cancer. This trauma has a critical period and must occur within the first 7 to 8 years of life and its long latency period will await the necessary trigger, in later life, which will activate the cancer. The important part played by repressed emotions will be explored, in this early age group, which would appear to be the significant missing link connecting early trauma to later emotional and physical diseases, including cancer. However, this trauma does not have to proceed to its inevitable conclusion, but, with the right intervention, this process can be successfully
treated and the “time bomb” awaiting the activating trigger can be successfully defused. Furthermore, to look at the part played by stress, caused by the trauma, together with the repressed emotions and how they suppress the immune system and therefore prevents it from performing it’s normal function, that of fighting disease and how, by resolving the trauma and eliminating the associated
stress, it can reactivate the immune system, thereby allowing it to perform it’s natural function. The intervention will be discussed, explaining the method used and how any primary and secondary traumas are located and dealt with.

Keywords: Cancer; Oncology; Repression; Rejection; Emotions.

An understanding of hypnotic induction: moving from psychoanalysis to a cognitive-analytic perspective
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Dr. Valerio Falchi MA, MD

Abstract: Nowadays there are many theories that have sought to explain hypnotic phenomena.
Within psychological theories, psychoanalysis seems to offer a partial explanation on how the hypnotic process works and tries to give an explanation on the relationship between patient and therapist. Since the object relation theory school moved away form the traditional psychoanalytic tradition, new emerging psychological schools are starting to develop an integrative understanding
of human experiences, and one of these, namely cognitive analytic theory can be applied, in the purpose of this article, to try and give a possible different explanation to the hypnotic-induction-phenomena
and the patient-therapist relationship.

Keywords: Hypnotic induction, Authoritarian induction, Permissive induction, Psychoanalysis, Cognitive-
analytic therapy

Beyond past lives and into the soul memories
between lives: Applications of hypnosis

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Andy Tomlinson

Abstract: What happens after death? Until now humanity has always relied upon the ʻrevealed wisdomʼ of our various religious and esoteric writings to provide the answers. These are often confusing
being a mixture of heavens, hells, gods, angels and demons. But with the use of deep hypnosis clients are able to experience this for themselves and it has amassed an entirely new source of evidence.

Keywords: Intuitive Link, Soul, Spirit Realms, Spirits of Light, Spiritual Regression

A hypnotherapy for smoking intervention investigates
the effects of autonomy support on motivation, perceived competence and smoking abstinence.

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Solloway, Veronika BSc (Hons); Solloway, Karine BSc (Hons);
Joseph, Avy MSc

Abstract: The current study, informed by the Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985), was the first to investigate effects of ‘autonomy support’ on motivation towards stopping smoking and the success of hypnotherapy.
An independent measures design compared ‘autonomy supported’ (n=26) and ‘control unsupported’ (n=22) smokers on measures of intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, autonomous regulation (AR) and perceived competence towards stopping smoking, and smoking abstinence. In accordance with predictions, ‘supported’ participants scored significantly higher on AR and lower on extrinsic motivation than controls; however, against predictions no further effects were found. Positive but weak relationships between AR and smoking abstinence, and AR and perceived competence were found. Although the AR predicted smoking abstinence duration there was no effect of ‘autonomy support’ on smoking abstinence rates. However, this investigation illustrates that providing autonomy support is a useful strategy in smoking cessation interventions. Future stop-smoking programmes should harness both autonomous regulation towards smoking cessation and treatment initiation in patients to achieve lasting abstinence.

Keywords: Smoking cessation, Smoking abstinence, Autonomy-support, Autonomous regulation, Motivation, Perceived competence, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy

Stop smoking Research Index
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Andre Marquand

Abstract: none available

Keywords: Hypnotherapy, Stop smoking, Research index