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Yet another hypnotherapist

I cannot pretend anymore.  I am often embarrassed to call myself a hypnotherapist.  When socialising, for example at parties, business network meetings and so forth, I dread that question, “So, what you do?”  It was great when I worked in … Continue reading

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A tonic for the troops?

Ever wondered what happen when someone doses a bunch of army guys with LSD? Please follow and like us:0

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Split Brain Patients

From Wikipedia: “The corpus callosum is a structure of the mammalian brain in the longitudinal fissure that connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres. It facilitates communication between the two hemispheres. It is the largest white matter structure in the … Continue reading

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Oliver Sacks – Charles Bonnet Syndrome

“Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.“ … Continue reading

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“Inside Out lifts lid on North East’s hypnotherapists”

I’m on the BBC in a regional program for the North East and Cumbria region. From the BBC press release on the show: “The show’s investigation shows that while there are several hypnotherapy organisations none of them is regulated by … Continue reading

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Delusional?

This video clip is interesting as it is a natural demonstration of what appears to be delusional behaviour.  The man speaking starts off relatively normal in his speech and affect, but begins to derail as he talks. Please follow and … Continue reading

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Tardive Dyskinesia

This is an extract from a training video for psychiatrists and medics.  It details involuntary abnormal movements.  It is worth noting that these movements are all drug induced, primarily by neuroleptic medication (i.e. anti-psychotic medication such as chlorpromazine, stelezine and … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia Interview

As I have posted previously, I have mixed feelings about videos such as these.  At one level I worry about the morality/ethics of displaying someone in such a way who is unlikely to understand the implications.  However, that said, I … Continue reading

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NLP and Unemployment

Once again I might upset a few people here, but since I do it so well….  I’m going to make a claim.  It is a claim that is based purely on my observation and is true in some, but not … Continue reading

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Lobotomy, Psychosurgery and Walter Freeman

This website is  packed with information on lobotomy, including case histories and personal experiences. http://www.psychosurgery.org/about-lobotomy/ Here’s a video about Walter Freeman and lobotomy, the stuff of nightmares: Please follow and like us:0

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