Amongst my clients last week were:
- a Lincoln Center performer who was aiming for peak performance
- a corporate manager who was nervous about getting stage fright when delivering his first office-wide presentation
- a middle-aged woman wanting help to stick to her exercise routine in preparation for her daughter’s wedding
- a high school junior seeking increased concentration skills and motivation to study
One session is usually sufficient to accomplish these goals.
Because hypnosis is considered a legitimate, approved medical technique you are likely to find nurses, physicians, and psychologists who use hypnosis as part of their practice. I recently spoke to a psychiatrist who said that before prescribing an anti-anxiety medication for patients he first hypnotizes them and suggests ways to calm themselves. That hypnotic intervention often precludes the use of a pill.