What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a safe and healthy therapeutic modality for creating change in your life.
In simple terms, the hypnotherapist guides you into a meditative state which allows your subconscious mind to process your goals and implement the strategic steps needed to accomplish them. Then on a daily basis your subconscious mind works for you, behind the scenes, making it happen.
You easily focus on the attainment of what really matters to you.
There are no side effects and you always remain in complete control. You create your goals and your future.
Experts and the Media Say:
- "It's hard to find a field that hasn't used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS." - Good Morning America, 9/10
- "...hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind." - The New York Times 11/08
- "Hypnosis can help. A growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain." - Newsweek, 9/04
- "In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes." Dr. Daniel Handel, National Institute of Health - New York Times, 6/02
- "Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses..." - Scientific American 7/01
- "Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone." - Allure, 1/10
- "...hypnosis is not mind control. It's a naturally occurring state of concentration; It's actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body." Dr. David Spiegel, Assoc. Chair of Psychiatry Stanford University School of Medicine, -Jane Pauley Show 9/04
- "Hypnosis has gained credibility in the past five years because of research using the latest brain-imaging technology.... Studies show hypnosis can help treat a multitude of disorders..."- Business Week, 2/04
- "Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight." Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain - Oprah Magazine, 8/04
- "[Hypnosis] has been used to counter the nausea of pregnancy and chemotherapy; dental and test-taking anxiety; pain associated with surgery, root canal treatment and childbirth; fear of flying and public speaking; compulsive hair-pulling; and intractable hiccups, among many other troublesome health problems." - The New York Times, 11/08
- "Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever" - Consumer Reports, 1/05
- "The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being." - The Mayo Clinic 12/03
- "It's a tool that can help you change your eating behavior so that certain patterns become easier to undo or resist. Hypnosis isn't an automatic route to weight loss, but it can make it easier to undo bad eating patterns." - Shape Magazine, 7/05
- "Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit." - New Scientist, 10/92
- "On hypnosis...His total loss, 35 pounds." Losing It! The Ultimate Diet Challenge- Dateline NBC 1/04
- "... hypnosis often is used to modify behavior and overcome phobias and bad habits -- it can help you make changes that you've been unable to make otherwise." - National Women's Health Resource Center 11/03
- "With weight loss the evidence is conclusive...hypnosis does help people reduce."- Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99
- "I should have done it years ago...It's amazing I didn't even want cigarettes any more."Matt Damon describing his hypnosis experience to Jay Leno, -The Tonight Show, 12/04
- "...throughout the medical mainstream, it's common to be used for addiction...and psychotherapy." - Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, 6/02
- "[Hypnosis] can also be applied to improving study habits, stress reduction and raising self-esteem...If you are having difficulty controlling your appetite, sleeping or just need to relax, hypnosis might help you toward your goal." - Forbes, 11/05
- "...today it's considered a respected therapeutic tool, a well-established method of reaching the subconscious mind. Many patients have tried it and successfully cut back on smoking or overeating..." Connie Chung, - Eye-to-Eye, 12/94
- "Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them..." - Psychology Today, 9/96
- "Want to lose weight? Kick a bad habit? Well you might want to try hypnosis! ... no longer regarded as mere hocus-pocus, it's been shown as an effective means of helping people quit smoking, shed pounds, reduce stress, and end phobias." - Jane Pauley Show, 9/04
- "Approved as a valid treatment by the American Medical Association in 1958, hypnotism has become increasingly accepted by the medical community. Its use for chronic pain was approved in 1996 by the National Institutes of Health." - The Capital (Annapolis, MD), 4/04
- "There's entrancing news about hypnosis; it's gaining credibility as a treatment for a multitude of troubles, from nicotine addiction to post-traumatic stress disorder." - Business Week, Feb 2/04
- "It is employed today to combat phobias, control bad habits and enhance performance."- Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99