EPISODE 323: The Truth About Hypnotherapy
with Grace Smith
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A stage hypnotist convinced my friend Burton that he was an undercover spy and needed to find a clue hidden in the forest. There were 600 people in the audience, but Burton was all in. He raced off the stage, returning 10 minutes later, covered in sweat (clearly he had been running around campus), at which point he proudly displayed the ‘clue’ he’d found.
If I didn’t know better, I would have thought Burton was a paid actor. The experience was disturbing and I immediately put hypnosis in the ‘weird party trick’ category of my brain for the next 20 years. That is until I learned about hypnosis as a real-world, clinically proven method of therapy.
Hypnotherapy is a largely unregulated industry, similar to yoga, which means there are some amazing, highly trained therapists, alongside a boatload of charlatans. Hypnosis also has a big PR problem because most people associate it with stage shows and tricks, not realizing that clinical efficacy for the treatment of phobias, anxiety, addiction and even pain are very compelling.
What You’ll Learn:
- How lifelong mental patterns can sometimes be broken through hypnosis
- What the difference between stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy is
- For which challenges hypnosis shows the greatest efficacy
- How to choose between self-hypnosis, hypnosis recordings, and in-person therapy
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Grace Smith is on a mission to make hypnosis mainstream. A renowned hypnotherapist, Grace is the founder of www.gshypnosis.com, the world’s number one hypnotherapy hub, as well as Grace Space Hypnotherapy Certification School.
Grace is a regular guest on CBS’s hit show The Doctors, and her work has been featured in The Atlantic, Marie Claire, Forbes, MindBodyGreen, Buzzfeed, Bustle, InStyle and more.
Grace’s private clients include celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, and government officials. She has given keynote speeches and workshops at Procter & Gamble, SummitLive, Women Empowerment Expo, Ritz Carlton, PSEG, Soul Camp, Verizon, and HypnoBiz.
She is the author of a new book, Close Your Eyes, Get Free, which you can find on Amazon or Grace’s website.
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