Hypnotherapy is perhaps the best way to harness and direct the mind-body connection to effect incredible changes in our bodies and the courses of a wide variety of illnesses. In 1958, hypnosis was recognized by the American Medical Association as a legitimate, safe approach to medical and psychological problems.
While neurologists, endocrinologists, physiologists and other scientists work on unraveling the mysteries of how the mind-body connection works, hypnotherapists and similar practitioners continue to develop techniques that allow us to harness the power of this connection in predictable ways, so that we can dependably utilize the mind to heal the body.
What we DO know that it DOES work—and in ways more powerful than we have thought in the past. Our brains and bodies have evolved over millions of years as an integrated system, so it only makes sense that our minds should be able direct processes in the body. Indeed, people adept at deep meditation have shown that they can change their heart rate and skin temperature merely by willing it while meditating.
In states of meditation and self-hypnosis we strengthen the connection between the conscious and subconscious minds. Within these states of greater connection, we can consciously visualize the changes we want to achieve in our bodies. Since the subconscious communicates well using symbols and images, it receives the conscious direction and then somehow directs the body to make the appropriate alterations. It’s that somehow that science is working on understanding.
Click on individual items for research on hypnosis related to that condition.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to resolve emotional issues that may be current, or that we may have been carrying around with us for many years. Forget the “years of therapy” approach many people take — with hypnotherapy, you can often achieve your emotional goals within a single session!
Just say “no” to drugs. Hypnotherapy is a highly-effective drug-free approach to resolving the psycho-emotional issues being marketed to by the pharmaceutical industry, such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia — and with no side effects!
Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis can open a whole new world of self-mastery and personal power as you witness the changes within you, learn how to operate your mind, and learn to choose your emotional responses to life’s occurrences.
Welcome to San Francisco Hypnotherapy!
Andrew Gentile is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Medical Hypnotherapist providing emotional, medical, and personal growth hypnotherapy locally in San Francisco, and worldwide by phone.
This website is aimed at being educational and informative, both for those seeking hypnosis, self-hypnosis training, or hypnotherapy here in San Francisco and for anyone interested in the topic of hypnosis and its therapeutic applications through hypnotherapy.
Medical journal abstracts providing the scientific evidence for the use of hypnosis for various conditions are available on the tabs to the left, and below this box you can find a few free hypnosis audio downloads that Andrew has produced for you.