Hypnosis is a natural phenomena of focused attention which can be used in a therapeutic setting for symptom removal, pain relief, and more. There is a lot of mystery and many misconceptions surrounding the hypnotic phenomena. These might prevent people from pursuing its highly beneficial effects as a therapeutic option.
Hypnosis has a long history of use for pain control, and is currently considered by the American Psychological Association as highly effective for the treatment of pain.
The effectiveness of hypnosis for treatment of migraine has also been documented.
In this episode I discuss with Dr. Rob McNeilly the definition of hypnosis, the different misconceptions surrounding the hypnotic phenomena, and how hypnosis can be used for treating pain and migraine.
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Dr. Robert McNeilly was in a suburban Melbourne general medical practice for 10 years, had the privilege of learning directly with Milton Erickson, was inspired by his human approach to therapy, and created his own interpretation to assist clients in a respectful, dignified way with the human dilemmas that affect individuals, couples and families.
He founded the CET in 1988 to introduce Ericksonian Hypnosis and the Solution Oriented Approach to hypnosis, counselling and coaching in Australia. For more than 30 years, the contribution he brings in his teaching style, writing and unique approaches to learning and therapy allow for a ready application into everyday living and are recognised locally, nationally and internationally, including repeated invited presentations at the Milton H Erickson Foundation’s International Congresses in USA since 1980 and workshops in Singapore and Denmark since 1999.
He is co-author, with Jenny Brown, of "Healing With Words", "Healing the Whole Person" was published by Wiley, republished as “Doing Change” by St Luke’s Innovative Resources, and Crown House have published a series of DVD demonstrations of counselling and hypnosis. Tandava Press have published "Creating Connections in Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis and therapy Vol 1 & 2", "Learning Hypnosis" and "Just Do Good Work".
Students comment on his easy, respectful manner and his elegant ability to make complex issues approachable while retaining their essence.