Hypnotherapy Videos

Greater Manchester Hypnotherapy Videos

A selection of interesting and informative videos from around the web on Hypnosis, Stress and the Brain. If you’d like to add to the list or find out more about what Greater Manchester Hypnotherapy does please call 07756 932 702 or use the contact pageHERE.

Is Hypnosis Real?

Hypnosis is something that people typically attribute to mind control. This is what television has put into our minds for centuries, in the movies were doctors take control of a patient’s mind then start having them do crazy things until the fingers are snapped.

But is real life hypnosis a real thing? It actually is. Hypnosis just isn’t what movies make it out to be. Instead, it’s a type of state of mind that can in induced by vivid detail and pure brainpower.

In this video, you’ll be taken through an exercise that tests something known as a stroop effect, which is a state of mind that can be controlled via hypnosis. It’s all about focus and brainpower to get over the hurdle that is the stroop effect.

Hypnosis has been measured with brain activity equipment and there is evidence suggesting that a patient going through hypnosis affects the brain patterns in various ways. Obviously, different people react differently, so there’s no set standard for hypnosis – either it’s your thing, or it’s not.

How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

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Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.

Lesson by Madhumita Murgia, animation by Andrew Zimbelman.

How stress affects your body – Sharon Horesh Bergquist

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Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

Lesson by Sharon Horesh Bergquist, animation by Adriatic Animation.

Neuroplasticity – Sentis

The fourth in the series explains how our most complex organ is capable of changing throughout our lives. This inspiring animation demonstrates how we all have the ability to learn and change by rewiring our brains.

Find out more at www.sentis.com

Learning about the brain changes everything: David Rock at TEDxTokyo


What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

This video is adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.’ For more information, and to take a quiz to see what you know about addiction, go to www.chasingthescream.com.

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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A bit more information

Ben Gaskell is a Clinical Hypnotherapist working with clients who suffer from anxiety, stress, low mood and phobias. He practices from Stretford and Deansgate, Manchester and serves the areas of:


Altrincham, Stockport, Trafford, Urmston, Didsbury, Sale, Chorlton.


Deansgate, Northern Quarter, Spinning fields.

Further details can be found on the ‘getting here’ or ‘contact’ page. For more information on how Ben at Greater Manchester Hypnotherapy can help you please call 07756 932 702 or email Ben@greater-manchester-hypnotherapy.com.

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