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People have been using hypnosis, or something very much like it, for thousands of years. Franz Anton Mesmer is credited with bringing it to public attention for medicinal purposes in the 1700s, but his charisma and showmanship threw the technique into disrepute for later generations. In the past several decades, practitioners have rediscovered the power of hypnosis and another practice that sounds even stranger: tapping. Could they help you?
Guest: Roberta Temes, PhD, is on the faculty at Downstate Medical School and also Union County College in New Jersey. She is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hypnosis and The Tapping Cure; A Revolutionary System for Rapid Relief from Phobias, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and More. Her web site is www.dr.roberta.com