Ellen Degeneres, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Billy Joel, Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson and Winona Ryder all stopped smoking with hypnosis. Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld M.D. of Fox News Sunday on 9/21/08, stated that “Hypnosis has been found to be the MOST effective way to quit smoking” !!Kevin Costner used hypnosis to stop his sea sickness. Martha Stewart used hypnosis and stopped her nightmares of jail with hypnosis.
There are so many areas where hypnosis can help your life. You can use hypnosis or hypnotherapy for stress reduction, pain management, increasing your immune system, infertility, cancer treatment support, insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, pre-operative and, speeding up healing, skin conditions, phobias of all types, and more. Since 1995 the National Institute of Health has strongly recommended hypnosis to treat insomnia (“Integration,” 1995).
Medical Hypnosis is gaining credibility! The use of hypnosis is starting to be recognized, as complementary, within the medical field as a useful technique in the treatment of certain illnesses.
The Wall Street Journal in the October 7th, 2003 issue stated, “Numerous scientific studies have emerged in recent years showing that the hypnotized mind can exert a real and powerful effect on the body.”
In 2005, Harvard did a study regarding the use of pre-operative hypnosis to relieve anxiety and a similar study was done in 2007 at Mt. Sinai Hospital regarding the use of pre-operative hypnosis for breast biopsy patients in speeding up healing and reducing the amount of pain medication needed during and after surgery.