The sites on this page are hand-picked favourites. They all have really good free downloads, interesting or comprehensive links, or a very different or excellent product or service.
Nevertheless, the content of these sites, and the quality of products and services, is beyond my control. Even when I make an informal recommendation it's still up to you, so please assure yourself before buying.
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free-articles-list-of-hypnosis-articles.htm Articles on hypnosis for therapists, many good ones.
/hyplearn.html A good page of international links and interesting resources.
http://www.turning-points.com/perspect.html Articles on deep psychotherapy issues from an intelligent Ericksonian perspective.
http://www.hypnos.co.uk/hypnomag/articles.htm Hypnogenesis, an on-line magazine with a variety of good articles on hypnotherapy.
http://www.mindtools.com An outstanding gateway site to all sorts of free mental-emotional resources (not hypnosis). The homepage describes them as "career related" but the scope is far wider than that.
Communication and Conflict: An excellent resource for communication and conflict resolution. Site author Alan Sharland shares his insights from the practice of mediation in real everyday conflicts, using a process designed to promote effective communication and conflict resolution.
http://www.integralscience.org/einsteinbuddha/ Who says science and religion are separate things?This page contains a few quotations from Gautam Buddha and Albert Einstein set side by side - and you can't tell which is which. It's a brief extract from a book by Thomas J McFarlane. Fascinating.
http://www.durbinhypnosis.com Over 100 good articles on hypnosis and related subjects. Also, sometimes practicing Christians have difficulty with the thought of hypnosis, and this is a good site for them to gain reassurance, as the author is a minister. See: http://www.durbinhypnosis.com/hypnosisreligion.htm
http://www.orgon.org/italiano/autogenicAutogenic training is a structured form of deep self-hypnosis leading to control over bodily functions. This is a nice free introduction.
David Baldwin's Trauma Information PagesComprehensive guide to trauma, traumatic stress, and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com This is finance journalist Martin Lewis's knockout collection of up-to-the-minute ways to save money on utilities, directory enquiries, mortgages, insurance, ... What's it doing listed on a therapy website? Well, research shows that money is a major factor in stress, and this is an good entry-point to smart spending. Also, "money phobia" is a real but little-known issue. Some people just hate thinking about money. For them, this is a useful and painless resource.
http://www.erickson-foundation.org NOTE It's not possible to link to the page directly. first click this link, then navigate to About us > Dr Erickson.
Here is a short biography of Milton Erickson, the one of the most highly creative developers of hypnotherapy. Not only were his achievements outstanding, they were made despite the disability and severe pain left by childhood polio. This biography was written while Erickson was still alive and is just faintly hagiographical. But despite that, an inspirational and impressive life story.
http://www.ericksonian.info Some good-quality transcripts of Ericksonian hypnosis and interesting articles about and around Ericksonian hypnosis.
http://www.winwenger.com/links.htm Very interesting links on learning, creativity and image streaming. This is the borderline of hypnosis with other neurological discoveries. Image streaming is the self-hypnosis method Milton Erickson himself used for the severe pain his childhood polio left him with.
http://www.businessballs.com Despite its jokey name, this site has a vast treasury of good business and personal development tools.
http://www.glycemicindex.com/ There are so many different types of weight-loss diet and I am happy to support whichever one your intuition leads you to. If you don't have a preference, I recommend The Low Glycemic Index diet. It is simple, easy to understand, sustainable, and has a lot of supporting research that it really works. This site is the home of the glycemic index.
http://www.mypetfat.com/ A ...different... and actually very good site about weight loss. You HAVE to click this link. You MUST. You'll see why. (Bookmark this page first.)
http://www.authentichappiness.org/ Martin Seligman is a leader in research into "positive psychology", the science of happiness. The site has a few good self-help exercises, plus a lot of rate-yourself on this-and-that questionnaires.
http://www.healthjourneys.com/ Guided visualization tapes from an authoritative source.
www.emofree.com Gary Craig's Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) page. I use EFT a lot and it is a very useful self-help tool. Having seen every therapy fashion come and go over the last 25 years, I do not regard it in total as a completely new discovery as Gary Craig does. But it is a truly excellent combination of understandings and undoubtedly a step forward.
http://www.schoolofawakening.com Sarita Newman, who founded the School of Awakening, is a friend of mine so I should declare an interest when I say that her tantra trainings, for couples and individuals, are of an exceptional quality. This is tantra in its original Eastern form, where meditation deepens relationship and relationship deepens meditation. Many Western so-called Tantra trainings have nothing of this depth about them.
/links.html good links on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/Good material on depression. The site has many axes to grind, and, like much "cognitive" and "research-oriented" material, comes across as rather dry and lifeless. Still, a most valuable resource and guide to the latest research, and a must-read if you feel depressed.
http://www.bullyonline.org/ Comprehensive coverage of bullying in all arenas.
http://www.anglo-american.co.uk/ The UK-based Anglo-American Book Company are the leading specialist bookshop for hypnosis, NLP, self-improvement and all things related. Also sell hypnosis and NLP training videos.
http://www.saladltd.co.uk/ A very good NLP site with interesting free material and comprehensive links to all the leading NLP sites.
http://www.thechangeworks.com Ericksonian self-hypnosis CDs of outstandingly high quality (two voices and special music and studio effects). One of the authors is Carole Erickson, a daughter of Milton Erickson. Recommended.
http://nlpuniversitypress.com/This is the whole of the two-volume encyclopaedia of NLP by Robert Dilts and Judith DeLozier. There is a limit of downloading no more than 25 pages in 24 hours, but you probably couldn't thoroughly read more than that anyway. Not a teaser, but the whole of the real thing, this is a most generous and large-spirited resource,
www.geneenroth.com Geneen Roth is one of the original and best sources of the "no-diet" approach to healthy weight and eating. The site does not have much in the way of free resources, but there are a couple of good interviews with her.
www.hypnosis-japan.org/scriptlinks.html Scripts - a page with many, many links to free hypnosis scripts.
http://www.alchemyinstitute.com/ David Quigley. An exceptional and truly advanced training programme.
handouts.htmlBill O'Hanlon is a prolific author. and an action-oriented therapist. A handful of nice resources to support his do-something-different style of therapy.
http://www.e-help.com An exceedingly rich, though chaotic, collection of therapy resources.
http://www.goinside.com Non-commercial New Age webzine with authoritative articles on various topics.
http://www.hypnosense.com/ Terence Watts.A leader in UK hypnosis with some unique resources including copyright-free relaxation music. One of the best UK sites.
http://www.jamesbraidsociety.com/ London based social / learning society for hypnotherapists. Some interesting essays
virtulets.html An enormous number of handouts on all sorts of problems. They are intended for students and don't go into great depth, but there is useful material.
http://www.tantralink.com A good starting place to explore sexuality more deeply. Sexuality reaches to the sacred, but so easily is condemned in our minds as sleazy. Tantralink is an information hub for genuine tantra workshops, and also a membership forum (small fee) for those who have taken part in a trantra workshop.
Hypnoticworld.com Free scripts and paid-for resources for professional hypnotherapists.
Dr. Dylan Morgan www.hypno1.co.uk Leeds Hypnotherapist. Many free books on the site. (These include the text of James Braid’s groundbreaking Victorian book on hypnosis.)
Banyan Hypnosis Centre A leading US site with good resources.
http://www.kevinhogan.com/ A leading US site with good resources.
http://www.hypnosis.com Tad James' site. Interesting material and discussion group from a leader of US NLP and hypnosis.
www.robertottohypnosis.com A leading US site with good resources, described as "A large resource of information on hypnosis, hypnotherapy, hypnosis training, CD's, DVD's, free scripts, trance music, professional hypnosis directory, articles on hypnosis and associated links."
HypnosisOnline.com.au Make your own free hypnosis recordings. Hypnosis Online has a long selection of free scripts, and directions to make your own self-hypnosis recordings, apart from anything else a good way to deepen your understanding of how hypnosis works.
www.hamr.com An interesting self-help technique using hand movements and imagination. Quick and easy to learn and do.
www.ash.orgThe informative basic UK site for all types of smoking information.
index.htm The "tobacco control super site" - onwards links to everything about tobacco and its effects. Somewhere in here are some good gruesome pictures of smoking-related diseases.
www.smokersstopshop.co.uk If you really want to quit without hypnosis, Penelope Walford's site offers the widest range of quitting aids in the UK.
www.whyquit.com The best site for quitting cold turkey. John Polito, the owner, is combatively against other stop-smoking methods, including hypnosis. He's wrong about that, but there's still some interesting material.
(These sites are all abstracts-only.)
www.hypnosis-research.orgThe leading hypnosis research site. 11,000 abstracts of hypnosis-related journal articles, an amazing resource.
www.pubmed.comMassive database of medical research abstracts including thousands on hypnosis.
http://ijceh.educ.wsu.edu Abstracts from non-current issues of The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Updates/rudhyprl.htmScientific research in many mind and body areas, not particularly hypnosis.
Stories and support from IBS sufferers This is a good site to go to know you are not alone - or perhaps to learn there are others worse off then you. But as with any kind of issue, you help yourself most by talking with people who are successfully overcoming their problem, not those who are overcome by it.
Overview of Research on Hypnosis for IBS A research summary by Olafur S. Palsson, one of the pioneer researchers in the treatment of IBS by hypnosis in the USA
mahoney1.asp An article by Michael Mahoney, the founder of the UK Register of IBS Therapists
links.html good links on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Hypnosis Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome An article by Olafur Palsson
Hypnosis brings effective long-term healing
of IBS In this BBC report, Whorwell's team have proved that the successful results a one-off series of hypnosis sessions still hold good 5 years later.
I include some information on SAD because I've sometimes had people come to me for help with depression who turn out to have SAD and could be better helped by other means. In particular, light box treatments are well-researched and not expensive. If you regularly feel down in the winter, a light box is well worth considering.
Also with insomnia, if your real problem is that you naturally don't feel sleepy until 3:00 am (or if you works shifts), a light box may give you good sleep very cost effectively.
Center for Environmental Therapeutics Medical researchers from Columbia University present interesting and usable information on SAD, early / late sleeping and rising (circadian rhythms) and selection and use of light boxes. Interesting questionnaires to determine your optimum time for rising and sleeping, and whether you have SAD.
The National Light Hire Company One UK supplier of SAD and circadian rhythm lamps.(Also try "SAD light box" on Ebay.)
The Sun Box Company A US site with good articles on light boxes, SAD and disordered circadian rhythm.
IVF: the hope and despair - Kate's story The transcript of an interview with "Kate" about how hypnosis helped her IVF.
Hypnosis doubles IVF success A report on research by Dr Eliahu Levitas of Soroka University in Israel showing that hypnosis during IFV doubles the probability of success.
Therapeutic clowning boosts IVF Unique research shows that seeing a clown boosts chances of success of IVF.
Counselling helps women regain their fertility Infertile women with a perfectionist attitude re-gained fertility though CBT.
http://www.attachmentparenting.com/artbenefitscosleep.shtml A review of the research that when young children share the bed / bedroom of their parents, both parents and children get more sleep.
http://www.drmyhill.co.uk This site by a UK medical doctor contains really useful, usable and interesting information on many common and problematic diseases. Makes far, far more sense to me than NHS Direct!
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