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Hypnotherapy: A Cure for What Ails You?

Summary: Hypnosis has been shown to be very effective in addressing nicotine addiction, pain management, fears and phobias, depression, and weight loss.
Air Date: 8/28/14
Duration: 10
Host: Mike Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Kathy Gruver, PhD
Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards).

She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored two books on stress: Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, just published, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award).

She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health.

Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Time, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Men's Health, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Massage and Bodyworks Magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts.

Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 200 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 100 educational lectures around the country.
Hypnotherapy: A Cure for What Ails You?
Hypnosis is often associated with making people do things that they are unconsciously aware of and have no control over.

Oftentimes hypnosis is presented on stage or aired on TV, simply for entertainment. This is one of the major reasons why you might be unsure of hypnotherapy.

What hypnotherapy does is use the relaxing state of mind to give you more direct access to the subconscious in order to re-frame things, change perspective and change habits.

What types of conditions does hypnotherapy help?

Hypnosis has been shown to be very effective in addressing smoking, pain management, fears and phobias, public speaking, depression, and weight loss.

How does hypnotherapy work?

Take pain management for an example.

If you've been in pain for some time and you don't want to take pain medication, you might be looking for an alternative, like hypnotherapy.

After you've called a hypnotherapist and set up an appointment, the first thing you will do is talk about what brought you to a hypnosis doctor, what caused your pain, and the level of your pain to see if you are emotionally or physically suggestible. The hypnotherapist will use repetitive and calming words to bring that level of pain down.

What else do you need to know about hypnotherapy?

Dr. Kathy Gruver joins Dr. Mike to discuss what hypnotherapy is and what it can do for your health, as well as end the myths that surround hypnotherapy.
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