About Hypnosis Tools

Hypnosis And Suggestion was created by Dr Matthew Whalley. I studied hypnosis with Professor David Oakley at the Hypnosis Unit in the Department of Psychology, University College London, and was awarded my Ph.D in 2004. The title of my thesis was 'The psychology and neuroanatomy of functional pain'. I currently work as a clinical psychologist in the NHS. Disclaimer: this site is my own and does not reflect the views of, or have any bearing upon, the NHS.

Generally, hypnosis isn't well served by the web: there is a lot of inaccurate information and many misleading claims. When I launched the site in 2007 the best resource for people seriously interested in hypnosis was the (now sadly defunct) database of scientific papers at hypnosis-research.org. The aim of this site is to provide accessible summaries of clinical and research applications of hypnosis. Any clinical information on this website is intended to complement, not to replace, formal medical advice. My particular research focus has been neuroimaging work but I'm interested in all kinds of investigations using hypnosis.

I have also developed a website for psychologist providing free cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) worksheets, and a website for patients with free self-help resources.

Translations

If anyone would like to help by translating the site into other languages I would love to hear from you.

My sincere thanks to:

Dr Yann Cojan of the Laboratory of Neurology & Imaging of Cognition (University of Geneva) for providing the French translation of this site.

Dr Nidal Moughrabi for providing the German translation of this site.

Przemyslaw Ksiazek for providing the Polish translation of this site.

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Use contact [at] psychologytools.com to contact me

 

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