About Hypnosis

Hypnosis is simply meditation with a goal.Grace Smith

Not too long ago Grace had a high-powered, high-stress job in corporate america and was a smoker, about a pack-a-day.

When she wanted to quit she tried patches and gum, assuming they would work. When they didn’t, she figured “what do I have to lose” and tried hypnotherapy which she assumed wouldn’t work… but it did…and fast.

Then the questions began, “What is this?! Why is this so effective? Why doesn’t everyone know about this? Why are people still suffering from emphysema and lung cancer?”

When Grace began her research she found astounding studies proving the efficacy of hypnosis such as:



Psychoanalysis can be expected to have a 38% recovery rate after approximately 600 sessions.

Number of Sessions
Recovery Rate


Hypnotherapy can be expected to have a 93% recovery rate after an average of 6 sessions.

Recovery Rate
Number of Sessions
Barrios, Alfred A. “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)

Hypnotherapy and Breast Cancer

Women with metastatic breast cancer who received group Hypnosis therapy were able to reduce their pain experience by 50% compared to a control group.*

At a 10-year follow-up of these same women, the Hypnosis treatment group had double the survival rate of the control group.**

Hypnosis Resulted In
Less Pain
Survival Rate
* Spiegel, D. & Bloom, J.R. (1983b).”Group therapy and Hypnosis Reduce Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Pain.” Psychosomatic Medicine, 45, 333-339.
** Spiegel, D., Bloom, J.R., Kraemer, H.,C. & Gottheil, E. (1989a) “Effect of Psychosocial Treatment on Survival of Patients with Metatastic Breast Cancer.” Lancet pp. 888-891.

Hypnotherapy and Healing Injuries

Studies from Harvard Medical School show hypnosis significantly reduces the time it takes to heal.

Six weeks after an ankle fracture, those in the hypnosis group showed the equivalent of eight and a half weeks of healing.

Hypnosis Healed Bones
Harvard Medical School, Carol Ginandes and Union Institute in Cincinnati, Patricia Brooks, Harvard University Gazette Online at

But What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply meditation with a goal. It is utilizing the meditative state to achieve a desired effect in our subconscious mind.

Watch this video where I break down the differences between hypnosis and meditation.


Now What?

Six sessions with 93% recovery vs. six HUNDRED sessions with 38% recovery?

Doubling cancer survivor rates?

Healing bones 2.5 weeks faster?

All from something as simple and relaxing and non-invasive as a few minutes spent in deep meditation? And no one has any idea that this exists…

Hypnotherapy works because when we are relaxed and feeling safe we become open to suggestion, that’s it.

Most of us attempt to make change while cortisol (a stress hormone) is flooding our system, when we are in “fight, flight, or freeze” mode, in other words, when it is actually physiologically impossible to change our conditioned behaviors.

If we want to change our habits we have to meet them where they live, in the subconscious mind. The most effective, noninvasive way to access the subconscious mind is through deep relaxation.

If you’re skeptical as to whether this will work for you, good. So was Grace. Don’t take her word for it, click on one of the options below and find out how hypnotherapy can help you.