I went to a seminar about hypnosis and pediatric IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Robert Hughes did a FABULOUS job of training us. There are studies comparing traditional therapy and calming music to hypnosis for children who have had IBS for some time with little to no relief.
Traditional therapy had approximately a 50% rate of improvement with the majority of the 50% improving somewhat. Hypnosis had a 90%+ success rate with the majority of the 90% improving to a level of virtually gone rather than somewhat improved.
This is my summary of what Robert showed us, but the studies showed beyond a statistical doubt that hypnosis can provide significant relief to pediatric IBS.
Robert is doing wonderful work! We know how effective hypnosis is. It's time to let the world know!
As I sat through a conference at my son's school, I thought about how much better the learning experience could be if the teachers and staff understood the subconscious mind. The guidance counselor said in front of my son that if he didn't do well in pre-algebra, he would NEVER do well in math. When we met with the counselor without my son, I told him that as an authority figure, a comment like that could stay in a child's subconscious mind and the child would grow up believing that because of a rough start to middle school, he could never do well in math. I told him that my son could achieve anything he sets his mind on and that there are no limits (unless we create them).
On the same day, there was talk about sleepy kids in 1st bell. If the teachers encouraged the children to thump in the middle of their chests like Tarzan, they would be more alert. Children could also do figure eights to balance energy and get the right and left sides of the brain going. There are so many simple exercises that teachers could have children do for 10 seconds to have them be more alert and ready to learn. There is so much potential for children in US schools!