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Hypnosis For Children – The Saturday Early Show Takes A Look

A hypnotic spiral with a stopwatch over it

CBS News – March 30, 2002
By Ellen Crean

Children are often better candidates for hypnosis than adults, says one clinical psychologist, and the process can help resolve such problems as pain, anxiety, bed wetting, and asthma.

Robert Shacter of New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine talked about children and hypnosis on The Saturday Early Show. He says children tend to respond to hypnotic suggestion better than adults because they are more in touch with their imaginations.

Children can be hypnotized as early as age 3, he says, adding, “But in my personal experience, I have found that children ages 5 or older respond best to the treatment.”

Here is part of a pre-interview with Robert Shacter. Read the rest of this entry »


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