Studies show that hypnosis can treat everything from chronic pain to poor study habits. Chances are, it can work for you.

Nancy Jordan sat down in my office and lit a cigarette–a deadly habit, given her severe asthma and tobacco allergies. Jonathan Hunter, M.D.–my supervisor, her psychotherapist–was also in the room. He wanted to attend Nancy’s first hypnotherapy session to put the shy college sophomore at ease. I knew he was also eager to observe hypnosis. “Hunter,” as he was known, was supervising my graduate school psychotherapy program. Although Hunter was no hypnotist, I had taken a hypnosis course and had been practicing on volunteers for a semester. We agreed that he would direct me on general psychological aspects of Nancy’s treatment, my first hypnotherapy case.

I positioned my chair at a 90-degree angle to the recliner in which my young patient sat. I asked Nancy to look up at the ceiling, where four porous tiles intersected in a neat point. (I have yet to encounter a hypnotist who uses a swinging gold pocket watch. Instead, we ask clients to gaze at a steady object to block distracting visual stimuli.)

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