Will a weighted blanket help me sleep?

You may have seen an advert for a weighted blanket, or seen a reference to one in a blog or forum. They’re supposed to help with sleep, and some people claim a lot more besides. But what is really going on? Do they work? And are they safe?

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

I’m delighted to host a guest blog on PTSD from Sarah Rees, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR practitioner.  PTSD is one of Sarah’s areas of expertise, and I know first-hand how effective her therapy is.

The limits of hypnotherapy

I’ve been talking to lots of groups lately, and a subject they’ve all asked about is the limits of hypnotherapy. So that’s exactly what this blog post covers – the limits of what I do.

Forgetting on purpose

Forgetting things can be frustrating, whether it’s peoples’ names or where you left your keys. Sometimes though being able to forget a particular memory would be attractive – and now researchers think they may have found how to forget on purpose.

False memory syndrome

After blogging about how we store and recall I’ve had a couple of questions about the use of hypnosis to recover lost or forgotten memories.  So I thought it would be useful to describe why this isn’t practical, and the phenomenon of false memory syndrome.

Memories are made of this

In 2001 Jacquie E. Pickrell and Dr. Elizabeth F. Loftus carried out a simple experiment at the University of Washington.  After seeing an advertisement showing Bugs Bunny at Disneyworld a third of the people involved remembered not only seeing him when they had visited there, but clearly recalled shaking his hand.  The fly in the ointment of course is that Bugs Bunny, as a Warner Bros character, has never appeared at Disneyland.

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    The haunted mirror

The haunted mirror

If you want to try this yourself you’ll need to sit in chair and stare into a mirror in a low lit room for ten minutes. You’ll also need to be prepared for what happens next – it’s uncanny and strange.