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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hypnosis (Definition)

Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more


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I have anxiety will hypnosis help calm my anxiety?

I have anxiety will hypnosis help calm my anxiety?

Hypnosis: If you're willing, hypnosis with a well-trained hypnotist can help you with anxiety. You can learn how to hypnotize yourself also. Qualified hypnotists can be found through the american society for clinical hypnosis: http://www.Asch.Net/public/memberreferralsearch/tabid/182/default.Aspx also you can learn mindfulness based stress reduction: http://www.Umassmed.Edu/content.Aspx?Id=41254. ...Read more

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Could hypnosis help with anxiety/nervousness?

For many people: - it can be beneficial. There are some people who are less open to the power of suggestion- for whom hypnosis may not be effect. ...Read more

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Have you used hypnosis to help them overcome anxiety?

Yes: Hypnosis is by definition a heightened state of focus and concentration. There are various techniques for using hypnotic methods to explore and transform distracting thoughts. Hypnosis is helpful for relaxation and anxiety management as well. ...Read more

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Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing things that seems scary, but starting with easy things and working up the list until you master them). ...Read more

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Help please. Could biofeedback help me deal with anxiety while pregnant?

Help please. Could biofeedback help me deal with anxiety while pregnant?

It may: There are many non-pharmaceutical ways to deal with anxiety, including biofeedback. It may not "work" for everyone, but finding a qualified practitioner is extremely important. You can do this through the association for applied psychophysiology and biofeedback: http://www.Aapb.Org/i4a/pages/index.Cfm?Pageid=3281 good luck to you. ...Read more

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Would biofeedback help me deal with anxiety when pregnant?

Would biofeedback help me deal with anxiety when pregnant?

Possibly.: Not all benefit from biofeedback, but there are many self-help techniques that are helpful for some people. Hypnotherapy and biofeedback are among potentially useful anti-anxiety measures, as are meditation, prayer, reading, music, gardening, creative endeavors, exercise -- the list goes on & on. Find what relaxes you, and utilize it regularly. ...Read more

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Interested in biofeedback device to help with chronic musculoskeletal pain & severe anxiety. Do I have to get an rx, or can I order something online?

Interested in biofeedback device to help with chronic musculoskeletal pain & severe anxiety. Do I have to get an rx, or can I order something online?

Generally not but...: For biofeedback devices like the emwave from heartmath no prescription is required, though if you want to use it as a medical expense deduction a prescription would help. Some other types of devices that might help, such as the alpha-stim, do require prescriptions. For optimal relief it would be best to do both biofeedback and microcurrent devices. ...Read more

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Does hypnosis help for anxiety and a contant fear of seizures after being seizure free for 14 years since I was a teen and only had 1?

Does hypnosis help for anxiety and a contant fear of seizures after being seizure free for 14 years since I was a teen and only had 1?

U need help, Jeff24: I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, you are not satisfied and seem to obsess about this issue more and more. U have constant fear of this, which has not occured in 14 yrs, i think you need help--likely med and/or therapy to help you get over this fear/obsession. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Bob Stewart
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Biofeedback (Definition)

Simply feedback of information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn a skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of functions you're usually unaware of -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more