Hypnosis Articles

The articles here cover many different aspects of hypnosis and are authored by Rick Collingwood, Giovanni Lordi and our other expert authors.


When most people think about hypnosis and losing weight, they tend to think about the process as a simple way of making people eat healthier. The truth, however, is that hypnosis and losing weight are an ongoing journey. By learning how to hypnotize yourself or by working with a professional, you can use this power to help you achieve your weight loss goals.


One of the best reasons to learn about hypnosis benefits is that it is a natural, and safe way to treat many physical conditions. It can be used to treat conditions ranging from headaches and insomnia to back pain and digestive disorders. There are many ways to learn about hypnosis benefits.  Hypnosis benefits are based on the process of hypnotizing someone to change their behavior. A hypnotist can influence your mind to do things that you do not want to do or think about doing.



Can hypnosis be used to assist me in improving my life? This is a question has been asked of professionals more times than they can count, and the reason is pretty simple. At the end of this article, a recommendation will be made for an excellent website to go to for learning more about hypnosis.

Overcome self sabotage with post hypnotic suggestions

Self sabotage is something that we have all experienced. Post hypnotic suggestions are an effective way to overcome self sabotage.

The Australian Hypnosis Alliance (TAHA) Has Begun!

We are pleased to announce that The Australian Hypnosis Alliance (TAHA) is now up and running. Founded by Rick Collingwood (Chairman) and Michael Werts (CEO), TAHA aims to represent all aspects of hypnosis in Australia and abroad.

Stage Hypnosis - Truth or Fake?

We've all seen people be hypnotized on stage and do silly things like cluck like a chicken all in the name of a good laugh. So what is really happening here, and is it real?

Debunking the Top 7 Myths About Hypnosis

In this article I want to debunk some of the common misconceptions people have about hypnosis. Over the years I have heard it all - from the usual misconceptions all the way through to the outright bizarre.

Fast Track Your Weight Loss with Hypnosis!

How hypnosis can help you lose weight by changing your association with food, giving motivation, visualization, positive suggestion, and the willpower to follow through with your goals.

Hypnosis in Advertising - Is It Effective?

Many advertising firms are hiring psychologists & hypnotists to help influence the ads they make. Are these effective, and is it possible over short periods of time for viewers to be affected by these ads?

The Difference Between Direct & Indirect Suggestions

In this article Rick compares 'Direct' and 'Indirect' suggestions specifically used in hypnosis, as well communication in general.

Binaural Beats: What Are They & How do They Work?

Binaural Beats are two slightly different sound wave frequencies - one directed to the right ear and one directed to the left ear - that produce an audible 'beat' like effect in the way the brain receives both frequencies.

Cleaning Blood With Hypnosis

On September 30th, 2008, I went into hospital to have a minor nose operation. Little did I know that on entering the hospital I would end up with blood clots in both my lungs. I did come home for two days after the operation on my nose only to go back into hospital with shortness of breath.

Hyundai Uses Hypnosis in Super Bowl Commercial

Many people were surprised when Hyundai used obvious hypnotic references and techniques in their 2011 Super Bowl commercial watched by millions around the world.

Television for Mass Manipulation

This article describes how television is used for mass manipulation by utilizing numerous hypnotic and psychological brainwashing techniques.

Persuasion Techniques

This article outlines the most prevalent persuasion techniques (especially hypnosis commands) unfortunately used to mass-manipulate the public by different sources.

Why Hypnosis Is So Successful For Weight Loss

Why hypnosis and hypnotherapy are so effective for weight loss & weight control. This article covers the numerous emotional, physical, social and environmental causes of weight gain & how to move beyond them.

Different States of the Mind

Understanding how the human mind works at diferent frequency levels of Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta. The roles of the conscious and subconscious minds and some tips to lower your state of mind.

Inception From A Hypnotists Point of View

Australian hypnotherapist Giovanni Lordi describes the movie Inception from a hypnotists point of view, and the role of the subconscious mind, that is so vividly portrayed in this film.

Hypnosis and Breast Cancer Report

A clinical case study report on Breast Cancer and hypnosis. The report follows an anthropologist diagnosed with Breast Cancer and her journey using hypnotherapy to help live with the disease.

Private Health Funds & Hypnotherapy in Australia

A lot of talk is made regarding private health funds and hypnotherapy in Australia. Some private health funds will allow a small portion of fees paid to be claimed by the member as long as the hypnotherapist...

Hypnosis Facts & Fallacies

This article separates hypnosis fact from hypnosis fiction, covering many misconceptions dating all the way back to the early days of practice.

Hypnosis - Comparing What People 'Think' to What is Actually 'Real'

A rundown of all the common preconceptions about hypnosis and the reality of what in effect is true. Very good for people unsure about trying hypnosis for the first time.

Anton Mesmer: History of Mesmerism & the Beginnings of Hypnosis

An accurate essay on the life and times of Franz Anton Mesmer and his discovery and development of Animal Magnetism.

A Reflection From Rick...

A reflection by Rick Collingwood about hypnosis and his long involvement in the profession.

When Hypnosis is not Hypnosis, Particularly Ericksonian

Hypnosis is shrouded in misconceptions and age old myths. This article is about what true hypnosis really is and what it really isn't.

NLP & Hypnosis: There is a Difference

NLP vs Hypnosis. In this article many of the claims and myths of NLP are compared to the scientifically proven and recognised benefits of hypnosis.

The Past Masters of Mesmerism & Hypnosis

A comprehensive account of the significant historical figures who shaped Mesmerism into modern hypnosis including Mesmer, Esdaille, and Erickson.

Australian Hypnosis Legislation

A full rundown on Australian Federal and State government legislation regarding the practice of hypnosis in Australia.

Hypnosis in Cancer Care (PDF)

A clinical report by Nova Southeastern University on the participating in the culture of cancer; a demelitarized approach to treatment of breast cancer.

Hypnosis & Chronic Fatigue Success Story (Case Study)

How hypnosis can be used to treat and minimize the side effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This article follows the amazing story of a lady and her son who experienced some miraculous results.