"Hypnosis has been called 'believed in imagination.' It's a form of highly focused attention," said Dr. David Spiegel, a psychiatrist at Stanford University. "You control what you focus on and what effect it has on you and your body." You can learn to become a traffic director of your own thoughts.
Deep mental focus has been credited with helping free divers hold their breath for up to eight minutes and for getting women through childbirth without pain. In 1961, a hypnotized woman had a Cesarean section without anesthetics. "We hear all the time about the incredible ways in which monks and yogis are able to rewire their brains through intense practice," said Anne Harrington, who wrote "The Cure Within." "Maybe one important thing we should be doing more of is trying to discover the extraordinary in our own world."
A little while back, the Good Morning American morning show, Dr Speigel hypnotized Diane Sawyer as they explored the use of hypnosis for a variety of medical and emotional problems. Pain control, stress, phobias, smoking cessation, childbirth can be helped with hypnosis. If you want to explore how to tap the power of your mind with hypnosis for any personal problem or reason, we can help.
Take a moment to watch this video of Diane Sawyer discussing hypnosis with Dr. Speigel.