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Hypnosis Myths and Facts

Hypnosis is often misunderstood and remains a mystery to most. Luckily there is a growing body of research from Harvard, Ohio State, and many others that can put your fears to rest and reveal how effective it can be. While I'm not suggesting it's a quick fix, there is compelling evidence that it can be a much quicker route than talk therapy. 

Hypnosis Myths

Hypnosis Studies

While there are plenty of examples in the scientific literature attesting to the usefulness of clinical hypnosis, a study published in the journal Gut is noteworthy. The study involved 204 people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Treatment consisted of 12 weekly sessions of hypnosis (lasting about one hour each). Fifty-eight percent of the men and 75 percent of the women reported significant symptom relief immediately after finishing treatment. More than 80 percent of those who reported initial relief were still improved up to six years later. Fewer than 10 percent of the participants tried other treatments after hypnotherapy. (Gut, November 2003).

Talk Therapy Vs. Hypnosis


Consider this study:

In a recent data analysis of over 2000 studies, Aldred A. Barrios, PhD, found that the average client success rate for hypnotherapy after just 6 sessions or less was 93% while psychoanalysis had only a 38% success rate after an average of 600 sessions!

Hypnosis Benefits and Facts

Improve Behaviors

  • Eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors that hold you back

  • Overcome emotional eating

  • Understand and deal with sexual issues in a positive way

  • Learn tools that help you stay on track and excel in life

  • Navigate stressful changes like divorce, loss, or career with grace

Feel Your Best

  • Learn to fall asleep easily and get more rest

  • Quiet your monkey mind and circular thinking

  • Understand and deal with difficult emotions in a healthy way

  • Boost your motivation and energy

  • Find relief from chronic pain, migraines and other health issues

Enhance Performance

  • Improve your focus and energy

  • Banish your negative self-talk

  • Feel calm under pressure and overcome test anxiety

  • Assist fast injury recovery

  • Find new ways to work through stumbling blocks

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