In 1999 the British Medical Journal advanced its opinion that hypnosis was effective for many more things including relief from the treatments of cancer, panic disorders, insomnia, phobias, obesity, pain, asthma, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
“Well, Dr. Bernstein, a lot of people don’t believe in hypnosis. I…I’m not saying I do or I don’t, but that’s the policy at….” (They shall remain nameless)
“A point of information: Hypnosis helps people quit smoking, lose weight, manage pain and stress. In other words, those very things that the company you’re representing wants their employees to address. And let’s not even talk about boosting self-confidence and managing insomnia.”