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Health and Healing

Hypnosis is the fastest, most effective way to achieve lasting positive results.
Dr. Bee Epstein-Shepherd
Ph.D. Psychology
D.C.H. (Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy)

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 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

“…throughout the medical mainstream, it’s common to be used for addiction…and psychotherapy.”
- Diane Sawyer,
Good Morning America, 6/02

“Hypnosis is simply a refined form of applied imagination,” says Donald F. Lynch Jr., MD, a urological oncologist at the Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, who has used the technique to help patients alleviate the pain, anxiety, and depression associated with cancer.

“Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever”
- Consumer Reports, 1/05

“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

“[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 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, 1/05

“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

Anxiety

“…a growing body of research supports hypnosis as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems from anxiety to chronic pain.”
- Newsweek, 9/04

A panel of the National Institute of Health has endorsed the wider use of hypnosis for insomnia.
– Mid-Life Woman 11/95

Asthma

“Over a six year period, 173 successive patients suffering from asthma were treated using self-hypnosis, 82% were either much improved or experienced total remission of symptoms.”

(Maher-Loughnan, G.P. 1980, “Hypnosis: Clinical application of hypnosis in medicine’, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 23: 447-55)
Dental

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) “The bruxers showed a significant decrease in EMG activity; they also experienced less facial pain and their partners reported less bruxing noise…after 4 to 36 months.”
- American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 4/09

Pain Management

“The pain-relieving effect of hypnosis is often substantial, and in a few cases the degree of relief matches or exceeds that provided by morphine.”
Scientific American 07/01

“Most patients benefit from the use of hypnotic suggestion for pain relief,” says Guy Montgomery, PhD, a behavioral scientist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. (Montgomery published a meta‑analysis on the subject in the April 2, 2000 issue of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.)

“Voluminous clinical studies indicate that hypnosis can reduce the acute pain experienced by patients undergoing burn-wound debridement, children enduring bone marrow aspirations and women in labor.”
Scientific American 07/01

An analysis of 18 studies of hypnosis and pain in more than 900 people conducted by researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York showed substantial pain relief in 75 percent of participants.
Arthritis Today

Weight Management

“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

“Imagine hypnosis actually helping you lose weight – because the news is, it does.”
Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain
- Oprah Magazine, 8/04

“It’s a tool that can help you change your eating behaviour 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

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

“With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce.”
- Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99

“Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight? I’m 32 Pounds Lighter.”
Ira Allen, Center for the Advancement of Health
- Washingtonian, 3/02

“…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

“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

Smoking

“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

“…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

“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

“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

“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

Habits and Behaviours

“… hypnosis often is used to modify behaviour 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

“…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] 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

“[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 seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them…”
- Psychology Today, 9/96

“It is employed today to combat phobias, control bad habits and enhance performance.”
- Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99

Nail biting

…”and if you’ve got a real nail biting addiction, consider hypnosis.”
- Allure, 4/09

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

“The bruxers showed a significant decrease in EMG activity; they also experienced less facial pain and their partners reported less bruxing noise…after 4 to 36 months.”
- American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 4/09

Motivation and Performance

“[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

“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

“It is employed today to combat phobias, control bad habits and enhance performance.”
- Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99

“…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

“The purpose of hypnosis is to help you understand and gain more control over your behaviour.”
- The Mayo Clinic 12/03

“[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

Fears and Phobias

“Hypnosis has been used to counter fear of flying…among many other troublesome health problems.”
- New York Times, 11/08

“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

“This tool can help patients work on issues such as …phobias.”
Clinical Psychiatry News 12/05

Nausea, Anxiety, Pain

“[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 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

Hypno Fertility and Pregnancy

“[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 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

Stress Management

“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] 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

“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

“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

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