Nescafe Hypnotist – Brilliant TV Advert

by Dave Sabat 15 October 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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BBC Inside Out Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis

by Dave Sabat 17 December 2009

On the BBC recently was a programme called Inside Out which put hypnotherapy and hypnosis under the spotlight and the reporter showed how he could obtain qualifications for his cat. The question was raised “How do you know if you are seeing someone who knows what they are doing?”, and I’ll cover that in a […]

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ITV Tonight – Age Before Beauty – Women and negative thoughts

by Dave Sabat 24 November 2009

The Tonight programme on ITV recently featured women who constantly have negative thoughts about themselves. It was called “Age Before Beauty” and focused on the negative thoughts women have about their bodies as they get older. Age Before Beauty Many people who visit me to feel better about themselves start off by saying “Dave, I […]

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ITV This Morning Hypnotist – fears & phobias with hypnotherapy

by Dave Sabat 5 February 2009

On ITV's This Morning show today was a lady who had an intense fear of toilets, it wasn't the germs or sitting on them that frightened her, just the toilet itself. She spent an hour with a hypnotist and after the hypnotherapy she opened the door to a toilet, lift up the toilet seat and act […]

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BBC Alternative Therapies – Reflexology

by Dave Sabat 26 March 2008

I have been umming and ahhing about whether to comment on this edition of Kathy's “journey” but the ahh's have one and here are my thoughts. Reflexology, massaging feet, was “created” in the 1930's in the USA, not in ancient Egypt or ancient anywhere else. The feet “maps” that are used are effectively what the reflexologists […]

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BBC Alternative Therapies – Hypnotherapy – Kathy Sykes

by Dave Sabat 19 March 2008

Hmmmm, interesting. The programme that aired recently on BBC2 took a look at hypnotherapy. The main question on the mind and lips of it's presenter, Kathy Sykes, seemed to be “can I be hypnotised?” Well, what does it mean to be hypnotised? The definition of hypnosis that I use and agree with is “The bypassing […]

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Wire in the blood – Hypnotic manipulation?

by Dave Sabat 19 July 2007

I really enjoy ITV's Wire in the Blood drama series, it is my favourite TV programme, and last nights episode was brilliant as usual. Full of witchcraft and a lot of discussion about the power of the subconscious mind and our beliefs. The main character, Tony Hill, was arguing that witchcraft only exists because some people […]

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Sex, Lies and Hypnosis – Ursula James

by Dave Sabat 3 July 2007

Last night on CH5 was a programme called “Sex, Lies and Hypnosis” featuring hypnotherapist Ursula James. The aim of the episode was to help a couple, Clair and Woody, overcome their emotional issues which were effectively destroying the relationship as opposed to making it better. Ursula spoke about the destructive issues as being symptoms and stressed […]

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Dalziel and Pascoe and the evil hypnotist!

by Dave Sabat 14 May 2007

On BBC1 last night was the second part of Dalziel and Pascoe and the villain of the piece ended up being a woman hypnotherapist who made people do things that they didn't want to do or were unaware that they were doing it. We also saw a male stage hypnotist walk in and out of […]

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Hotel Babylon – here we go again!

by Dave Sabat 23 February 2007

Last night on BBC1's Hotel Babylon, we saw the incredible powers of hypnosis! One of the characters used his “incredible skills” to simply click his fingers and instantly put complete strangers in a trance. Amazing. I wish I could do that. But I can't. Nor can anyone else. Stage hypnotists (the dark side) have to […]

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Dragons and Fairies….Trust me, I'm a healer

by Dave Sabat 10 January 2007

There was a programme on BBC2 on Monday night called Trust me, I'm a healer. It featured a guy called Peter who is a Shaman. The reporter seemed to be very sceptical from the start and the programme showed Peter treating his clients using Shamanic methods including calling upon fairies, dragons and genies to help. […]

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