The following quotes below are from various experts and news sources, and serve to highlight the many applications that hypnotherapy has:
Studies show that hypnosis can be effective in treating everything from chronic pain to poor study habits. Chances are it can work for you.
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
Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.
DR. JEAN FAIN, Harvard Medical School
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
With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce.
I think it should be much more widely used. It’s safe, it’s inexpensive and it can produce dramatic results.
DR. ANDREW WEIL
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
Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone.
Even though stage hypnotists and TV shows have damaged the public image of hypnosis, a growing body of scientific research supports its benefits in treating a wide range of conditions, including pain, depression, anxiety and phobias.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
It’s a tool that can help you change your eating behavior so that certain patterns become easier to undo or resist.
I believe hypnosis has profound powers to help you stop sabotaging yourself.
Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them…
Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.
I should have done it years ago…It’s amazing I didn’t even want cigarettes any more.
New findings are leading major hospitals to try hypnosis to help relieve pain and speed recovery on a variety of illnesses.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Hypnosis is a heightened sense of suggestibility for accessing the subconscious mind which is responsible for up to 90 to 95 percent of our thoughts and actions.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever. 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.
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—over perceptions such as pain, anxiety, habits, stress.
DR. DAVID SPIEGEL, Stanford University School of Medicine
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.
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.
In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes.
DR. DANIEL HANDEL, National Institute of Health
[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.
Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses…
[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
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. 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…
It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Throughout the medical mainstream, it’s common to be used for addiction…and psychotherapy.
Contrary to how hypnosis is sometimes portrayed, you don’t lose control over your behavior while under hypnosis. You generally remain aware of and remember what happens under hypnosis.
THE MAYO CLINIC
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…