App of the week: Hypnosis Customizable Pack

Hypnosis Customizable Pack

This has been a particularly hard app to review. The first three times I tried to use it, I fell asleep within minutes of hitting the start button. I was once told by a hypnotist that the hardest people to hypnotise, besides those who didn't want to be, are those who are exhausted. I was.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 5:15pm

Soothing voice helps to lower stress levels

Relax with Andrew Johnson - Deep Relaxation - Sleep Rating 10/10 US$2.99

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chocolate bar casts a stronger spell than weight loss app

Believe in Weight Loss with Hypnosis with Benjamin P. Bonetti US$3.99 Rating 5/10

The first app I downloaded for weight loss through hypnosis was the free Ultimate Weight Loss Lite.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

An open mind

With celebrity hypnotists taking their shows to Las Vegas, it puts the practice on a par with sawing ladies in half and other magician's tricks. But as far back as 1955, the British Medical Association recognised hypnotism as being of value, or even 'the treatment of choice', for 'so-called psychosomatic disorders and psychoneurosis'.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Therapy helps sceptic overcome fear of heights

The US National Institutes of Health describes hypnosis as a state of mind in which the individual is highly focused, relatively unaware of his or her surroundings, and possibly more able to accept and use therapeutic suggestions. People vary in their responsiveness, or susceptibility, while under hypnosis.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Retrain brain for a happier working life

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a form of psychotherapy founded in the United States in the 1970s by a University of California student, Richard Bandler, and one of his lecturers, John Grinder. In basic terms, it looks at behaviour and the patterns of thought underlying them, with the aim of 'rerouting' our neurological pathways.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Fixed penalty 'too much for the poor'

Lawmaker Wong Ting-kwong has suggested that welfare recipients who break smoking laws be given community service orders instead of the HK$1,500 fixed penalty. But the government rejected the suggestion, saying such orders were only used as an alternative to prison.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

Give up the cigarette habit and have a bash at best quitter's award

Someone I know once said he could easily quit drinking because he'd done it many times already. Well, we heard cigarettes are a harder habit to break, but new lifestyle website www.redlife-asia.com is looking for a few smokers to take part in their Hong Kong Best Quitter challenge.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Orlane promises hypnotic effect

French skin-care label Orlane hosted a high tea party at Harvey Nichols' Fourth Floor restaurant on October 9 to unveil an anti-ageing treatment incorporating hydrotherapy.

The 'psychodermic' innovation supposedly puts skin under hypnosis.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Brainwash - The Secret History of Mind Control

Brainwash - The Secret History of Mind Control

by Dominic Streatfeild

Hodder, HK$148

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Dave Rawson

'I get up about 10am, have breakfast then head to the beach for a few hours. I have lived in Ibiza for the past

10 years and the beach is about 500 metres from my apartment. After the beach, I'll go home and spend the afternoon watching television to relax. I skip lunch and have dinner around 7pm.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Beat fear of flying - plane and simple

Sebastian Lim has suffered from a fear of flying for more than a decade. As his job was about to demand regular business travel, he thought he would give hypnosis a shot.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Call for registration system to control standards of practitioners

Calls have been made for a registration system similar to that for Chinese herbalists to be introduced for hypnotherapists.

Rene Pius Lien Zun, president of the Hong Kong Guild of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, admitted there was no standard for hypnotism training.

10 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Dave Rawson

Dave Rawson, comedy hypnotist, conforms to Britain's 1952 Ethical Hypnotism Act. This means that, if you're hoping to see your mates eat chillies like chocolates or imitate George W. Bush launching nuclear war, you're going to be sadly disappointed.

Oh, well.

14 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Power of the mind

Hypnotherapy helps people discover what they want to do with their lives

Young Post: How did you become a hypnotherapist?

Chou: I was working as a clerk, but began to feel bored. I din't really know what I wanted.

Then I read Anthony Robbins' book Unlimited Power, which made me think about what I wanted to do with my life.

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am