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What the Experts Say about Hypnosis

Experts & the Media Say...

"...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] 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

"... 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


"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


"Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight."

Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain
- Oprah Magazine, 8/04


"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

"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


"It's hard to find a field that hasn't used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS."
- Good Morning America, 9/10


"On hypnosis...His total loss, 35 pounds."
Losing It! The Ultimate Diet Challenge
- Dateline NBC 1/04



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