Does hypnosis really work? 

That word has become a bit taboo in scientific circles. It brings to mind magicians, black and white spinning spirals, and traveling sideshows and cheap tricks. “You are getting very sleepy” does not have a strong scientific foundation.

Or… does it? In truth and practice, hypnosis can be so much more.

That’s why I’m thrilled to share this conversation with Dr. David Spiegel, professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford School of Medicine and researcher in psycho-oncology and the neurobiology of therapeutic hypnosis.

Dr. Spiegel is a pioneer in the research on hypnosis. His work over the past several decades is foundational – helping patients overcome deep-seated trauma, work through fears and anxieties, build new habits, break existing ones, and even guide cancer patients through the pain of treatment and recovery using hypnosis.

Now, this isn’t the hypnosis that you see on daytime television, with swinging pocket watches and heavy eyelids. It’s a science of the mind-body connection, and a way of looking at how the subconscious can be trained to influence, guide, and heal our bodies.

We’ll also talk about how all of this doesn’t require a physician or therapist or even a hypnotist, but is available to everyone with Dr. Spiegel’s game-changing app, Reveri.

I hope this conversation opens your mind to a new tool that just might be able to change your life.

“With hypnosis… You’re not asleep, you’re not going to sleep. That’s the old language. You’re really waking up. You’re saying, I can be different and I’m going to be different. Be prepared to meet your better self.”

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