Dr. Jeffrey Lazarus contacted me a few weeks ago about a recent study he had co-authored on the use of hypnotherapy to help reduce tic symptoms. When we spoke on the phone, he was very enthusiastic about the results he’d seen with this. He was equally passionate about his frustration at the lack of response he’d received from the conventional medical community when sharing his findings on self-hypnosis.
I commiserated with him over his frusatrations. I told him we’d been dealing with that for 15 years. Then I told him he had come to the right place.
We have an article by Dr. Lazarus. “Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tics with Self Hypnosis” that should interest those of you dealing with tics (as well as other conditions it can help, such as phobias and test taking anxiety). In Children Subdue Tourette Syndrome with Self-Hypnosis, you will get a quick overview of this treatment. See the article here.
This treatment may be of help to people who have not found satisfactory relief with other approaches or who recognize a significant mind-body connection with their symptoms.