What do the experts say?
Good Morning America, 9/10
"It's hard to find a field that hasn't used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS."
Jane Pauley Show 9/04
"...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.
"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."
The Mayo Clinic, 12/03
"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."
Scientific American 7/01
"Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses..."
"Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone."
Business Week, 2/04
"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..."
National Women's Health Resource Center 11/03
"... 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."
Dateline NBC 1/04
"On hypnosis...His total loss, 35 pounds."
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Shape Magazine, 7/05
"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."
The New York Times, 11/08
"[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."
Consumer Reports, 1/05
"Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever"
Oprah Magazine, 8/04
"Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight."
Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain
New York Times, 6/02
"In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes."
Dr. Daniel Handel, National Institute of Health
The Mayo Clinic
Health Letter, 12/03
"When you're hypnotized, you can concentrate intensely. This can be used to improve your well being"
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