"I should have done it [Hypnotherapy] years ago. It's amazing – I didn't even want cigarettes any more."
Matt Damon, describing his Hypnotherapy experience to Jay Leno
The Tonight Show, December 2004
"Hypnosis can help adult patients control other forms of pain, relieve gastrointestinal problems, stimulate weight loss, clear up skin problems, and accelerate the healing of bone fractures and surgical wounds."
Consumer Reports, January 2005
"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 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, February 2004
"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, September 2004
First off, I hope you’re open to the idea of Hypnotherapy because it has been accepted by the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association.
Hypnotherapy specializes in resolving personal issues quickly and permanently.
Obviously, as a certified Hypnotherapist I get asked all sorts of questions about hypnosis, so typically I dispel people’s questions with the “5 Myths of Hypnosis”:
A relaxed, focused state of concentration. That is the definition. But the actual state of hypnosis is a little harder to define. Hypnosis is often described like sleep but not unconscious, more like a state of daydreaming.
All of us experience some form of hypnosis everyday of our lives. For instance, have you ever driven home from work, and then got home and forgotten how you drove home? That is technically called “highway hypnosis”.
You see when you’re that state of “highway hypnosis” you were actually more aware than you realize. Otherwise, you could not arrived home safe by staying on the road or avoiding being the cause of any accidents, right?
What occurs when you’re in a state of “highway hypnosis” is a simply shift in concentration. You’re aware of driving. You got home, and after thinking about it, yes, you do remember what road you took. It’s just that concentrating on driving was secondary. The key is focused attention.
That’s typically how you’ll feel when you’re under hypnosis in a Hypnotherapy session. Your concentration will be focused on what I’m saying to you. You will be aware of what’s going on around you – you just may choose to not pay attention to it.
The best way to truly understand anything is simply to experience it for yourself… Go on, see if you can allow yourself to be hypnotized, download our “Total Body Relaxation” for free (a $29 value) by clicking on the "Add To Cart" button below, and discover the skill of instant self-hypnosis (greatly beneficial to feeling calm while flying).