Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Without Drugs by Jane Brody in The New York Times, June 17, 2019.
Shakespeare wisely recognized that sleep “knits up the ravell’d sleave of care” and relieves life’s physical and emotional pains. Alas, this “chief nourisher in life’s feast,” as he called it, often eludes millions of people who suffer from insomnia. Desperate to fall asleep or fall back to sleep, many resort to Ambien or another of the so-called “Z drugs” to get elusive shut-eye . . .
Insomnia Can Kill You by Jane Brody in The New York Times, June 10, 2019.
How did you sleep last night? If you’re over 65, I hope it was better than many others your age. In a study by the National Institute on Aging of over 9,000 Americans aged 65 and older, more than half said they had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Many others who believe they spend an adequate number of hours asleep nonetheless complain of not feeling rested when they get up . . .
Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, and Coping Behavior by Stefan G. Hofmann, Aleena Hay, Abigail Barthel.
Outsmarting Our Primitive Responses to Fear by Kate Murphy in The New York Times Well section, October 26, 2017.
What scares you? Terrorism? Climate change? Snakes? Germs? Whether it makes you buy a handgun or hand sanitizer, an electric car or an electric fence, fear drives much of human behavior . . .
Using Hypnosis to Gain More Control Over Your Illness by Lesley Alderman in The New York Times Health section, April 15, 2011.
Kirsten Ritchie, 44, is no stranger to surgery — nearly 20 years ago, doctors removed four tumors from her brain. She remembers the operation and its aftermath as “horrific . . .”
Melinda Beck’s “Medical Hypnosis: You are Getting Very healthy” in the April 9, 2012 Health section of the Wall Street Journal:
Indeed, scientific evidence is mounting that hypnosis can be effective in a variety of medical situations, from easing migraine headaches to lowering blood pressure, controlling asthma attacks, minimizing hot flashes and diminishing side effects from chemotherapy.
The Power of Concentration, by Maria Konnikova, December 15, 2012
Stop smoking using hypnosis . . .
Relief from the pain of IBD . . .
Hypnosis and your brain . . .
Hypnosis and pain . . .
Hypnosis and consciousness . . .