The major mental health, medical and dental professional associations recognize and support clinical hypnosis as a positive therapeutic approach. In fact, clinical hypnosis is an effective tool to treat a wide range of issues.  Many of us often enter into an altered state of awareness several times a day.

Patients  often described clinical hypnosis as an enjoyable and a relaxing experience.   The process is to promote relaxation for the patient so the conscious mind can be still and rest.  Hence  the subconscious mind (that part of us which is creative) may engage in  problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Dr. Garrison Training in Clinical Hypnosis: 

Dr. Garrison completed course-work in Clinical Hypnosis as part of his graduate training in Counseling Psychology from Lesley and Argosy Universities. Additionally he has completed numerous continuing education workshops, and received supervised clinical experience in clinical hypnotherapy. Added to his previous clinical experience and training in clinical hypnosis, Dr. Garrison also received post-doctoral training and completed course work in Medical and Analytic Hypnosis from the American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association.

Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy Specialties:

  • Analytic Hypnotherapy
  • Emotional Eating and Weight Gain
  • Pain Management (a physician referral is needed for this treatment service)
  • Panic Attacks and Phobias
  • Smoking Cessation

For additional information on clinical hypnosis, please visit the following video created by and for the American Psychotherapy ad Medical Hypnosis Association: