Nobody owes you a living…

by Dave Sabat on September 9, 2013

The Bottom Line. FACE IT, nobody owes you a living. What you achieve, or fail to achieve in your lifetime, Is directly related to what you do, or fail to do. No one chooses his parents or childhood, But you can choose your own direction. Everyone has problems and obstacles to overcome, But that, too, […]

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Yesterday (18th December 2012) a para-umbilical hernia repair was carried out at Watford General Hospital as part of the normal NHS routine. The thing that made this different was that it was me being operated on and I didn’t have any drugs. No general or local anaesthetic. The only pain medication was my mind because […]

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NHS should offer hypnosis as standard says new report

by Dave Sabat on October 23, 2012

Hypnosis should become a standard technique on the NHS to treat a range of conditions according to a new report. The hypnosis and psychosomatic medicine section of the Royal Society of Medicine says the technique can be used to relieve pain and treat stress related conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. See the BBC article […]

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Nescafe Hypnotist – Brilliant TV Advert

by Dave Sabat on October 15, 2012

This is a delightful TV advert that us finger snappers will really appreciate. It works on so many levels when you consider the product and the message. I’d actually say that it’s one of the best ads I’ve seen and certainly one of the very few that blatantly uses hypnosis as its basis. Would you […]

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The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect

by Dave Sabat 11 October 2012

The placebo effect is mighty powerful and this clip gives a great insight into why it is. The placebo can only work if there is a belief in its power to do so, which means the placebo effect and beliefs go hand in hand. As a hypnotherapist, my version of the placebo is words, or […]

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Jack Dee – Hypnotherapy Cured Depression

by Dave Sabat 2 October 2012

British comedian Jack Dee recently discussed in The Daily Telegraph about how he overcame depression using hypnotherapy. “I was on various anti-depressants, but not for long – I didn’t function very well on them. I felt sort of flattened out. Plus I found another way…” He trails off. And that was? “Hypnotherapy.” Hang on. Airy-fairy […]

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Grateful teens face less risk of mental health problems

by Dave Sabat 7 August 2012

Teens often times forget how fortunate they are for having simple things and now a new study is suggesting that teens who are grateful can improve their mental health and as gratitude increases, so do life satisfaction, happiness, positive attitudes, hope and even academic performance. Read the article here “Gratefulness allows us to understand what […]

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Pessimistic French rediscover their prophet of positive thinking, Emile Coue.

by Dave Sabat 6 August 2012

The notoriously gloomy French are turning to their bastion of optimism, Emile Coue, to pull themselves out of their economic funk. Every hypnotherapist out there will know of Emile Coue. His belief in the healing effect of willpower originated by accident. He had run out of medicine, gave a patient a bottle of water instead, and […]

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Hypnosis is no laughing matter – The Observer July 2012

by Dave Sabat 27 July 2012

Long derided as a tool of quacks and comedians, the science of suggestibility is enjoying a revival as a clinical tool. In recent years, hypnosis has seen something of a rebirth, and neuroscience studies using the technique are now regularly published in some of the most respected scientific journals. Neuroimaging has also proved key in […]

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Olympian Michael Johnson talks about handling pressure.

by Dave Sabat 2 May 2012

Sports Performance Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy is what I do. It makes the visualisation process that Michael Johnson talks about very quick and powerful, in fact it’s probably the fastest way to increase your mental performance. So how does it work? In a nutshell, we are creatures of belief and habit. Our conscious mind doesn’t do […]

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Eddie Nestor Hypnotherapy with Dave Sabat on BBC Radio London

by Dave Sabat 20 April 2012

Eddie Nestor recently invited me on his BBC Radio London Rum Shop Show to talk about the power of the mind, hypnotherapy & hypnosis and how it could help him overcome his “petrified” nerves about completing The London Marathon 2012. We had a great chat and you can listen to the broadcast on the following link: […]

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Watch Hypnosurgery of a live hernia operation.

by Dave Sabat 28 March 2012

Hypnosurgery Live. A live television broadcast in Britain (April 2006) demonstrates the latent power and potential of the human mind. A man has a hernia repaired in his stomach without the use of any pain removing drugs whatsoever. For many, many years hypnosis has been used to help people have surgical procedures carried out without the […]

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Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher turns to hypnosis.

by Dave Sabat 29 February 2012

Darren Fletcher, the Manchester United midfielder, has revealed that he has tried “everything under the sun”, including hypnotherapy, in his attempt to recover from a chronic bowel condition. Telegraph article here I wish him every success. The mind/body connection has been used for thousands of years to help improve our mental and physical health and […]

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Not the usual New Year’s Resolution – No1

by Dave Sabat 29 December 2011

Listen, son: I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into your room alone. Just a few minutes ago, as I sat reading my paper in the library, a stifling wave of remorse swept over […]

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Football Goalkeeper Motivation CD’s – Order Now to Enter The Free Prize Draw.

by Dave Sabat 5 December 2011

OK, let’s start from scratch. At the start of last season, professional football goalkeeper Richard Lee was way down the pecking order at Brentford FC in the goalie’s position but finished the season with a Player of the Season award and much praise for his cup heroics and his penalty saving skills. He subsequently cemented his […]

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Hypnosis shown to improve the quality of life for dementia sufferers.

by Dave Sabat 5 December 2011

A scientist at the University of Liverpool has found that hypnosis can slow down the impacts of dementia and improve quality of life for those living with the condition. See the article Dr Dan Nightingale, co-author of the research and leading dementia consultant at the Abacus Clinic in Newark, added: ‘Evidence to date has shown […]

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Hypnotist arrested after using witchcraft on 41 children.

by Dave Sabat 1 December 2011

There are numerous misconceptions about hypnosis & hypnotherapy and what they really are. Sometimes I hold my head in my hands and say to myself “Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear” when I see some stories in the news. This is one of those stories. Hypnotist arrested after using witchcraft on children. Please believe me […]

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Derren Brown “The Assassin” Explained – How did he do it?

by Dave Sabat 25 October 2011

Using hypnosis, can a member of the public be hypnotised into killing a celebrity? Is it possible to programme somebody to kill, and without them realising it? 1) The show begins with details of the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the claim by Sirhan Sirhan that he has no memory of it. The conspiracy theory […]

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