"In general, I believe that no condition is out
of bounds for trying hypnotherapy on."
Andrew Weil, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
**Founder and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the College of Medicine
**Writer of the #1 New York Times Bestseller
A COMPARISON STUDY
A survey of psychotherapy literature
by psychologist Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D.
revealed the following recovery rates:
38% recovery after 600 sessions
72% recovery after 22 sessions
93% recovery after 6 sessions
Source: American Health Magazine
DEFINITION OF HYPNOSIS
By Mayo Clinic staff
Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which
you have heightened focus, concentration and inner absorption. When you're under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and you can concentrate intensely on a specific thought, memory, feeling or sensation while blocking out distractions.
Under hypnosis, you're more open than usual to suggestions, and this can be used to modify your perceptions, behavior, sensations and emotions. Therapeutic hypnosis is used to improve your health and well-being and is different from so-called stage hypnosis used by entertainers. Although you're more open to suggestion during therapeutic hypnosis,
your free will remains intact and you don't lose
control over your behavior.
MORE ABOUT HYPNOSIS
"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, December 2004
"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