Friday, April 5, 2013

Penelope and Pitt lovers in Greece for Woody Allen new film


One of the greatest American directors, the legendary Woody Allen, will complete the cycle of films he has directed based on the most historic cities in Europe, with a movie-anthem dedicated to Athens. According to Greek media reports he is expected to visit Greece in May to scout locations.
After the films Vicky, Christina, Barcelona, Midnight in Paris, and From Rome with Love, Woody Allen is now preparing to film the Athens of the memorandum, bankruptcy and humanitarian crisis. According to information, his next film bears the provisional title Athens by Night and narrates the life of a young American writer who lives in Plaka, under the Acropolis, and writes an epic novel on the Greek crisis.
Rumor has it that Brad Pitt will play the role of the author, while Penelope Cruz will play the role of his Greek lover. Also, according to the same source, an 11-member team of Woody Allen’s partners is already in Athens, in complete secrecy, while for the first time in an Allen film, the script has been written by someone other than him, an American writer, Paul Auster. Allen is expected to arrive early May in Athens to start shooting and according to the the production company, the film will be completed by late September.
Earlier this year information leaked out about another new film by Allen, Blue Jasmine, and involves the story of a woman who migrated from New York to San Francisco. Further details have not been disclosed, while the same sources reported that the cast included – among others – Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett and Peter Sarsgaard. 
http://hollywood.greekreporter.com/2013/04/04/greek-crisis-inspires-woody-allen-film/

Hypnotherapy 93% recovery after 6 sessions


In 2001, the Professional Affairs Board of the British Psychological Society (BPS) commissioned a working party of expert psychologists to publish a report entitled The Nature of Hypnosis. Its remit was 'to provide a considered statement about hypnosis and important issues concerning its application and practice in a range of contexts, notably for clinical purposes, forensic investigation, academic research, entertainment and training.' The report provides a concise (c. 20 pages) summary of the current scientific research on hypnosis. It opens with the following introductory remark:
"Hypnosis is a valid subject for scientific study and research and a proven therapeutic medium."
With regard to the therapeutic uses of hypnosis, the report said:
"Enough studies have now accumulated to suggest that the inclusion of hypnotic procedures may be beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy."
The working party then provided an overview of some of the most important contemporary research on the efficacy of clinical hypnotherapy, which is summarized as follows:
  • "There is convincing evidence that hypnotic procedures are effective in the management and relief of both acute and chronic pain and in assisting in the alleviation of pain, discomfort and distress due to medical and dental procedures and childbirth."
  • "Hypnosis and the practice of self-hypnosis may significantly reduce general anxiety, tension and stress in a manner similar to other relaxation and self-regulation procedures."
  • "Likewise, hypnotic treatment may assist in insomnia in the same way as other relaxation methods."
  • "There is encouraging evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of hypnotherapeutic procedures in alleviating the symptoms of a range of complaints that fall under the heading 'psychosomatic illness." These include tension headaches and migraine; asthma; gastro-intestinal complaints such as irritable bowel syndrome; warts; and possibly other skin complaints such as eczema, psoriasis and urticaria [hives].
  • "There is evidence from several studies that its hypnosis' inclusion in a weight reduction program may significantly enhance outcome."
American Health Magazine - Magazine of men's health, women's health & fitness . . . Monday, February 12, 2007
Does Hypnosis Work? A Comparison Study American Health Magazine reported the following findings from a recent study
• Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
• Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
• Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
*Wikipedia*