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Dr. David Spiegel is the expert when it comes to clinical hypnosis, and his mission is to help destigmatize hypnosis and show you how you can use the power of your own mind to heal and achieve. Whether you want to stress less, sleep better, manage pain, lose weight, overcome fears, or improve professional performance, hypnosis can help you do it.
Dr. Spiegel is a highly-respected psychiatrist with over 40 currently years of clinical and research experience currently serving as Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For more about Dr. Spiegel, click here.
On top of all of this, Dr. Spiegel is also the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Reveri, which is an app designed to help you learn and use the proven techniques of self-hypnosis to experience the benefits of hypnosis quickly and conveniently.
I wanted to have Dr. Spiegel on because this isn’t pseudoscience; what we discuss today is backed by decades of scientific research and clinical experience.
Hypnosis 101: What It Really Is, What It Can Do For You & How to Use It Yourself with Dr. David Spiegel
On Ep. 182, we cover:
- Hypnosis: What it is & how it works
- Benefits of Hypnosis: How it can help with everything from reducing stress, anxiety, and depression to overcoming addiction, trauma, and phobias, to pain management, weight loss, better sleep, and improved focus
- Clinical vs. Stage Hypnosis: What’s the difference?
- Can you be hypnotized? How to tell if you’re hypnotizable
- Hypnosis vs. meditation: Similarities and differences
- Induction techniques and best practices for self-hypnosis
- Reveri: building the app, and the future of hypnosis
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Resources Mentioned in the Episode
Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis by Herbert Spiegel, MD and David Spiegel, MD
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About Dr. Spiegel:
Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975, and was Chair of the Stanford University Faculty Senate from 2010-2011.
Dr. Spiegel has more than 40 years of clinical and research experience studying psycho-oncology, stress and health, pain control, psychoneuroendocrinology, sleep, hypnosis, and conducting randomized clinical trials involving psychotherapy for cancer patients. He has published thirteen books, 404 scientific journal articles, and 170 book chapters on hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, the Dana Foundation for Brain Sciences, and the Nathan S. Cummings Foundation.
He was a member of the work groups on stressor and trauma-related disorders for the DSM-IV and DSM-5 editions of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. He is Past President of the American College of Psychiatrists and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine. He was invited to speak on hypnosis at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2018.
To connect with Dr. Spiegel:
Website | Stanford Center on Stress and Health