"Hypnosis is safer than virtually any medication any of us    
        doctors use."  -David Spiegel, M.D., Stanford University, School of Medicine
           
                               MEDICAL                   
           HYPNOTHERAPY

"Hypnosis is one of the top four mind-body therapies practiced by Americans today."
                               -Harvard Medical School

" I frequently refer patients to Hypnotherapists because I have seen excellent results in many areas.  In general, I believe that no condition is out of bounds for trying Hypnotherapy."
      - Andrew Weil M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona

"The use of hypnosis has a recognized place in the medical armamentarium; that is a useful technique in the treatment of certain illnesses, when employed by qualified medical and dental personnel"
-Report published by an AMA advisory committee


Dr. Gabor offers private Medical Hypnotherapy sessions, workshops and classes to help with managing or overcoming pain, resolving the real sources of pain and other medical conditions. She also offers private session for learning self-hypnosis, guided imagery, interactive guided imagery and visualization techniques for the following medical challenges:


Chronic Pain Management
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"If you get rid of the pain before you have answered its questions, you get rid of the self along with it."                                                                       -Carl Jung(1875-1971)
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"Hypnosis is an effective adjunct in alleviating pain."          -National Institute of Health , 1996

"Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, Hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon , with a variety of therapeutic uses especially in controlling pain."                      -Scientific American, July, 2001


In 1955 the British Medical Association recognized the benefits of Hypnosis as a treatment of different ailments and in the relief of pain.
"Hypnosis can be used very effectively for pain reduction.  It has taken us a century and a half to rediscover the fact that the mind has something to do with pain and can be a powerful tool in controlling it... It is now abundantly clear that we can retrain the brain to reduce pain."... "float rather that fight."
-David Spiegel, M.D., Associate Chairman Of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences,  Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA.
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In 2000, researchers at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston found that Hypnosis reduces pain and surgery time and improves safety. The trial of 241 patients showed that patients who used Hypnosis during surgery needed less medication, had more stable vital signs and left the operating room sooner.
A large number of hospitals around the world are using hypnosis to reduce pain and discomfort, accelerate healing and to reduce the cost of surgery. Pain relief through Hypnosis is also used in burn units in major hospitals. For managing pain one can use painkilling drugs that are often effective but have side effects, or can use hypnosis.
The advantage of
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                         Weight Loss
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"Hypnosis has been shown to be effective in helping people to stop smoking and controlling overeating."
           -David Spiegel, M.D.,  Stanford University

Losing weight or maintaining the ideal weight is a real challenge for many people. No one needs to suffer to lose weight. 

Dr. Gabor offers a powerful weight loss program based on a combination of Medical Hypnotherapy, Regression therapy, Hypno-analysis, Guided Imagery, Visualization techniques and Energetic Healing/ Cleansing and Rebuilding the Body's Energetic Field for finding and removing the underlying causes of overeating, and the emotions associated with them. It's a psychological system for optimizing the conscious and subconscious programs of thinking that helps people change the way they think and act around food and drinks, in order to overcome emotional eating, stop cravings, for learning to love themselves and their own body, and to "think thin."



Smoking Cessation


                                                "The easiest way to break bad habits is through Hypnosis!"                                   - Newsweek Magazine  

One of the most common therapeutic uses of Hypnosis is to help people quit smoking.  Scientific studies have demonstrated that Hypnosis has been shown to be three times more effective than other methods of smoking cessation.  Hypnotherapy not only deals with the addiction of nicotine, but also optimizes the conscious and subconscious patterns of thinking related to smoking cigaretts and stops the habit of smoking by breaking the links between the trigger activities associated with smoking cigarettes (drinking coffee or alcohol, stress, boredom, etc.)

Most Dr. Gabor's smoking cessation clients needed only one or two hypnotherapy sessions to let go of this unhealthy habit.



Famous actors have used Hypnosis to quit smoking
 
Matt Damon declared in "The Tonight Show" in a conversation with Jay Leno: "It worked, I swear to God it worked.  It was the greatest decision I ever made in my life."    Click the link below to see the video.

 


Ellen Degeneres quit smoking using Hypnosis, live, on the "Ellen Show". Click the link below to see the video.


Actors Anthony Hopkins, Drew Barrymore, Anthony LaPaglia, Winona Ryder, Aaron Eckhart, Ewan McGregor have used Hypnosis to quit smoking.  Also Rock Star Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and  singers Britney Spears and Billy Joel have used Hypnosis to get rid of the same bad habit. 
                                      
                                    
                                   

Drug and Alcohol Abuse
                                            


Studies showed that almost 80% of physical and psychological problems are stress related.

Hypnosis has been successfully used for drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in association with other forms of treatment. The underlying causes of alcoholism and drug abuse are deeply rooted in the subconscious mind, are very complex, and can include the devaluation of the self (low self-esteem, self-confidence, self-love and self-worth), depression, anxiety, guilt, self-sabotage issues, relationship problems, etc. 

Dr. Gabor's complementary program for alcohol, drug abuse and addiction includes Medical Hypnotherapy, Regression Therapy, Hypno-analysis, and Guided Imagery as powerful tools for strengthening the determination to undergo treatment and removing the urge for drinking or taking recreational drugs. It helps identifiy and remove the real root cause (the subconscious root causes) of the alcohol or drug abuse or addiction. This psychological program also helps the client overcome depression, anxiety and sleep disorders, and become mentally and emotionally balanced by optimizing the conscious and subconscious programs of thinking. It also helps the client become confident, have an attitude of gratitude and appreciation, and a positive and optimistic outlook on life.   

According to studies done at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College in London, suggestions given to people in a hypnotic state produce actions that are the same type of actions that would have resulted from more long term conditioning and practice.

In a research study on hypnosis for relapse prevention with chronic drug & alcohol abusers, individuals who used hypnosis 3 to 5 times a week, who were seen at their 7 week follow up, reported the highest level of self-esteem and serenity, and the lowest level of anger and impulsivity in comparison to the minimal practice and group control.

Hypnosis significantly affects the activity in a part of the brain that controls higher levels of executive functions. This explains why under Hypnosis people can do outrageous things that ordinarily they wouldn’t dream of doingsaid John Gruzelier, research psychologist at Imperial College in London.

Just like many other people , actor Aron Eckhart changed his life by using Hypnosis to give up smoking and alcohol.

Simply trying to resist drugs and alcohol is extremely difficult. What is needed is a real change in the conscious and subconscious belief systems and attitude  toward the drug or the alcohol.  Medical Hypnotherapy is very effective for escaping from the drug and alcohol trap because they help people make those changes 'deep down' to get rid of the drive that keeps pushing them to drink or do recreational drugs. 
 


        Depression, Suicidal Tendencies and Anxiety
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In the U. S., Dr. Gabor accepts clients with depression only by referral from their psychiatrists. Depression and anxiety are the result of operating from disempowering, negatively-oriented and fear-based belief systems, at both levels of the mind: conscious and subconscious. They are the result of the devaluation of the self. People with depression don't recognize their own value anymore, lack self-confidence, self-esteem and self-love, and most of them have lost hope. 
Many times depression is associated with loss of interest or pleasure, sleep disturbances, nightmares, fatigue, anxiety, weight changes, agitation, guilt and lack of concentration.
If a person is depressed or anxious, he or she needs to become extremely serious in redirecting their thinking toward positivity, including the subconscious thinking. The highest rate of suicide is due to untreated depression. Our overall mental health is affected by our programs of thinking, and what meaning we give to the circumstances and events that are occurring in our life (how we interpret them). The negatively-oriented thoughts that lead to depression, insomnia and nightmares have reached deeply into the subconscious mind, but they can be changed by optimizing the subconscious and conscious thinking, supplying positive suggestions and supporting the mind and brain in creating new neuronal pathways of thinking.
The mind and the brain have the ability to incorporate new information and discart the old, disempowring ideas. This property is called neuroplasticity or cortical remapping.
 
Hypnotherapy addresses the subconscious mind and can be used to learn new healthy ideas and belief systems, and change one's life perspective in order to interpret life's events in a more empowering, positive and optimistic way.
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Dr. Gabor offers private sessions to help her clients in their journeys of overcoming:
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•Depression
•Negative, compulsive thinking and negative feelings
•Anxiety, stress and reduced immunity
•Insomnia and nightmares
•Managing pain and headaches 
•Fatigue
•Low self-esteem and self-worth
•Lack of self-love
•Lack of self-confidence
•Fears and panic attacks
•Grief and helplessness
•Inability to focus

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Dr. Gabor's Advanced Medical Hypnotherapy benefits clients by activating the mind-body healing mechanisms, optimizing the conscious and subconscious thinking, redirecting the thinking process toward positivity and optimism and creating a state of inner balance and peace.
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Dr. Gabor's clients rapidly reach a positive and optimistic mental state and a balanced emotional state.
More information in her book "Home at the Tree of Life."
 

                           

Insomnia and Nightmares

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Medical Hypnotherapy is very helpful in helping people with sleep disorders. Insomina and nightmares are closely linked to stress, and many times experienced by people suffering from depression,  compulsive, negative thinking and anxiety. Insomnia exhausts our mind and body. All of us need to sleep well at night and Medical Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Visualization techniques and Meditation help us release the stress of the day in order to rest at night.

Dr. Gabor's program for supporting people in their journey of overcoming insomnia and sleep disorders is very effective. Over the years, she has helped many people challenged by insomnia through private sessions and providing them audio  guided meditation recordings that guide them into deep sleep, a state that is essential for human life.

Martha Stewart
used hypnosis to stop her nightmares after her release from jail.

                                  

                                         Stress Management

 "Hypnosis is the most potent non-pharmacological relaxing agent known to science."-G. V. Sunnen, M.D.

Studies made with a group of students show that stress reduces the effectiveness of the human immune system, reducing the number of immune system’s cells, along with the human body's ability to fight disease, while states of relaxation, meditation, hypnosis and guided imagery increase the immune system cells number, and the body's ability to fight diseases. It is mind over the immune system, called psychoneuroimmunology. 


Stress is an attitude of mind, and with hypnotherapy, the client learns how to operate from a calm, positive and optimistic mental state.

"When a person is relaxed, the body's own innate capacity to heal is activated. Studies show that when a person is relaxed, the level of the immune system's T(killer) cells increases, and when a person is stressed, the level of these cells decreases."
B. Klinger M.D., Medical Director, New Beth Israel Center of Health and Healing, NYC 

Fergie has used Hypnosis to deal with stress.


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                   Cancer Treatment Support

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In 1995, the National Institute of Health announced it's support of Hypnosis for cancer pain and other painful conditions.

Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, Interactive Guided Imagery and Visualization techniques have been used as complementary treatment in conjunction with the classical medical treatment for many years. They are used for alleviating symptoms and side effects associated with chemotherapy, reducing negative thoughts, depression, boosting the immune system, and for managing cancer pain. During Hypnosis the patients are asked to visualize their immune system fighting and killing the cancer cells.

Studies show that the subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between imagination and reality. During one of these studies, when a person was asked to imagine that they were holding an object in their hands, the same part of the brain lit up as if they were actually holding the object in their hands.

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Dr. Gabor works with cancer patients addressing the symptoms and exploring the subconscious root causes of cancer.
Dr. Gabor's Advanced Medical Hypnotherapy benefits cancer patients by activating the mind-body healing mechanisms, optimizing the conscious and subconscious thinking, and redirecting the thinking process toward positivity and optimism.
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Dr. Gabor offers private sessions that address the subconscious root causes of cancer, the mental and physical reactions to cancer, and the side effects of cancer treatments. She helps cancer patients overcome:

•Negatively-oriented thinking and negative feelings
•Anxiety, stress and reduced immunity
•Insomnia and sleep disorders
•Pain, headaches and migraines
•Fatigue and loss of appetite
•Hot flashes and nausea 
•Low self-esteem and self-worth
•Lack of self-love
•Fears and panic attacks
•Grief and helplessness
•Inability to focus

Dr. Gabor has developed pioneering techniques that involve the conscious, subconscious and superconscious levels of the mind in healing, and help both the physical and energetic body. As a result, Dr. Gabor's clients have wonderful results. 
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Dr. Gabor also offers session for:

•preparation for surgery
•post-surgical recovery
•preparation for cancer radiation therapy
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Some of the most important goals of hypnotherapy are to help cancer patients return to a feeling of control, achieve a greater understanding of the mind-body connection, and become aware of the roles the conscious and subconscious thinking and belief systems play in healing and in creating our physiology.
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Guy Montgomery Ph.D. of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC and colleagues conducted a clinical trial on 200 women to examine the effects of hypnosis when given within one hour before breast cancer surgery. Patients in the hypnosis group required less anesthesia than patients in the control group. They also reported less pain, nausea, fatigue, discomfort, and emotional upset after surgery. They spent less time in surgery (11minutes less), and their surgical costs were reduced by $773 per patient."
                                        Journal of the National Cancer Institute,  August 30, 2007
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Studies show that stress reduces the effectiveness of the human immune system, reducing the number of immune system’s cells, while states of relaxation, meditation, hypnosis and guided imagery increase their number and the body's ability to fight cancer cells. It is mind over the immune system, called psychoneuroimmunology.
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Stress is an attitude of mind, and with hypnotherapy, the client improves how he or she reacts and handles cancer.
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"When a person is relaxed, the body's own innate capacity to heal is activated. Studies show that when a person is relaxed, the level of the immune system's T(killer) cells increases, and when a person is stressed, the level of these cells decreases."
B. Klinger M.D., Medical Director, New Beth Israel Center of Health and Healing, NYC
Hypnosis is the most potent, non-pharmacological relaxing agent known to science."
                                                                                                     G.V. Sunnen M.D. 
 
For more information about the use of Hypnosis for Cancer treatment watch the following movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZBFtgxlAgA
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                        Pre- Operative Preparation
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" Guy Montgomery, Ph.D., of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC and his colleagues conducted a clinical trial on 200 women to examine the effects of Hypnosis when given within one hour before breast cancer surgery.

Patients in the Hypnosis group required less anesthesia than patients in the control group. They also reported less pain, nausea, fatigue, discomfort and emotional upset after surgery. They spent less time in surgery, about 11 minutes less,  and their surgical costs were reduced by about $773 per patient."
                         - Journal of National Cancer Institute,  August 30, 2007
      
                              
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Hypnosis trance has been used as a form of analgesia to carry out surgery on patients. Some of the most important goals of hypnotherapy are to help cancer patients return to a feeling of control, have a greater understanding of the mind-body connection, and become aware of the roles the conscious and subconscious thinking and belief systems play in healing and in creating our physiology. It was used frequently before the discovery of anesthetics and it is also used today for operations on certain cases

In 1994, Andy Bryant, from Great Britain, used hypnosis for pain control for his vasectomy operation without anesthesia. He did not feel any pain during his operation.
In the 19th century a tumor weighting more than 100 pounds was removed from a hypnotized patient, without feeling any pain.

For more information on Hypnosis for surgery watch Hypnosurgery Live
- 1:41:07 - Nov 23, 2006 





                         Post -Operative Recovery
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"C. Ginandes and professor D. Rosenthal, MD from Harvard Medical School published a report on Hypnosis to increase the mending of broken ankles. 
C. Ginandes hypnotized half of the patients once a week for 12 weeks while the other half received only normal treatment. "Those who where hypnotized healed faster than those who were not. Six weeks after their fractures, those in the hypnosis group showed the equivalent of 8 1/2 weeks of healing."
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Sexual Dysfunctions
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"In a controlled study of 79 men with impotence from no known organic origin, only Hypnosis proved more effective than a placebo, boosting sexual function by 80%."
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Childhood Disorder
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Children are very good hypnotic subjects because they have a vivid imagination, and they are often in a day dream state. NLP and Hypnotherapy is very effective in dealing with childhood problems such as bed wetting, thumb sucking, nail biting, recurring nightmares, stuttering, dyslexia, low self-esteem, fears, phobias, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, improving learning habits, and improving health conditions.

             


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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4.5 million Americans suffer from the discomfort and pain of the digestive system. Hypnosis is one of the most efficient and popular method to alleviate the symptoms, having a success rate of 80%, according to recent studies.

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.Overcoming Allergies


There are many types of allergies, to certain foods, to pollen, to chemicals, to cats and so onHypnosis is increasingly used to reprogram the immune system's response to the allergen by planting specific suggestions in the subconscious mind.


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Birthing with Hypnosis

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A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin in Canada, demonstrated that women who have been instructed in using Hypnosis for childbirth experienced less discomfort, reduced pain and shorter labors. Less medication is required and the recovery is much quicker. Hypnosis should be used as early as possible during pregnancy because it can help with discomfort, nausea, fatigue, and anxiety. 

Tania Lapointe declared after she gave birth to her third child using Hypnosis: "This was like heaven compared to the other two".

Birthing with Hypnosis can help the mother-to-be during the child birth process to:

· Attain a deep state of relaxation

· Work with the contractions rather than fighting against them

· Remain in control of the birthing process without fear, tension and anxiety

· Reduce/ eliminate labor pain

· Reduce the need for medication

· Eliminate the fatigue of labor

· Reduce the need for medications

· Reduce the risk of complications

· Reduce the risk of needing an episiotomy

· Increase the chances of avoiding a cesarean section, suction or forceps delivery

· Have a shorter and easier labor

· Recover much faster

Birthing with hypnosis can help throughout the pregnancy to:

· Overcome fear and anxiety,

· Feel calmer, safer and emotionally balanced

· Reduce daily stress by learning and practicing deep relaxation techniques

· Become confident in the body’s ownability to give birth

· Sleep better

· Assist in turning a breech baby

Babies born this way tend to be:
Calmer and healthier
Eat and sleep better
Cry less
Fewer drugs for mother mean fewer side effects for babies.

Birthing with Hypnosis” course taught by Dr. Gabor provides essential training in self hypnosis that will help the mother-to-be to eliminate the pain during childbirth by breaking the cycle of fear-tension-pain. The contraction will be felt as surge, pressure or tingling sensation instead of agonizing pain. The birth companion has an important role in supporting the mother-to-be in practicing self-hypnosis by learning specific techniques for enhancing her hypnotic state, helping her to remain in and deepen her state of relaxation. This method is the easiest way to a comfortable pregnancy, an amazing bonding experience with the partner, a painless and shortened labor, a completely natural childbirth and the most gentle birth experience for the baby.
Everyone who has the ability to pay attention and concentrate can learn self-hypnosis.  Hypnosis does not remove the mother-to-be from the birthing process. During the child birthing process the mother is fully relaxed and fully in control, being able to talk, follow doctor’s instructions, and remember everything that has happened.
The experience of being in a hypnotic state is similar to daydreaming or focusing that occurs when reading a book or watching a movie.  It is also very similar to REM sleep because the body and mind achieve a deep state of relaxation. Hypnotic subjects can bring themselves out of hypnosis at anytime. In this deep relaxed state the body’s own natural anesthesia created by the release of endorphins, replaces the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain. Birthing with hypnosis is a natural method of allowing the mother-to-be experience a more natural state of birth fulfillment by giving birth in a calm atmosphere of relaxation, free of fear and tension.

Birthing with Hypnosis is a 6 week course for the mother-to-be and her birth companion. Small group classes are  scheduled once a week for 60 min. 
The price includes written and audio recording materials designed for practicing self-hypnosis. 

For more information about birthing with hypnosis watch the following movies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llT30oHxz6g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f05YQbnsUGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05R-Ml4l_-Y

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                    Recovery of Stroke

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Hypnosis/ Hypnotherapy could be very helpful in reminding the subconscious mind what the body used to be able to do and suggest that it can do it again. Dr. Gabor has developed efficient pioneer techniques that could help clients recover from stroke.                           

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                 Dental Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

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Between 1925 and 1947 the use of Hypnosis in dentistry was developed in the U.S. Hypnosis is often used to help people overcome their fear of going to the dentist. It can also be used for relaxation during procedures, for lowering pain, controlling the bleeding, and healing faster after an extraction or other surgical procedures. It is also used for overcoming needle phobia, bruxism, and TMJ dysfunctions and pain.


Hypnosis is very helpful in preparing for surgery, for post-surgical recovery, and during dental implant placements to reduce the bleeding, lessen the pain and the discomfort after the surgery, accelerate the healing, and reduce the chances of complications.

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                Contact Dr. Gabor at 310-614-9919

                                                                   

                                                                     or by email

                   drelenagabor@yahoo.com

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