Dr. David Spiegel: Using Hypnosis to Enhance Health & Performance | Huberman Lab Podcast #60

My guest is Dr. David Spiegel MD, Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health and Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Spiegel has more than 40 years of clinical and research experience with hypnosis, stress physiology, and psychotherapy. In this episode, we examine the role of clinical hypnosis for the treatment of trauma, chronic pain, anxiety and more. Dr. Spiegel explains how to determine your level of ‘hypnotizability’ and provides case studies of incredible successes with hypnosis to treat a variety of ailments. We also discuss how breathing, vision and directed mental focus can modulate internal states and enhance performance. Additionally, we discuss how the adoption of self-hypnosis techniques can reduce stress and enhance sleep in anyone. Dr. Spiegel teaches us how hypnosis works at the neural circuit level to enhance cognitive flexibility. Throughout the episode, Dr. Spiegel summarizes key clinical trials and peer-reviewed findings and resources to work with a trained clinical professional or to do guided self-hypnosis.

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Posthypnotic Amnesia in Hypnotizability Assessment: Validation of a New Scoring System for the Hypnotic Induction Profile: C
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00: 00: 00 Dr. David Spiegel MD, Hypnosis
00: 04: 16 AG1 (Athletic Greens), Thesis, ROKA
00: 09: 09 Clinical Hypnosis
00: 16: 45 Stage Hypnosis
00: 20: 25 Neurobiology of Hypnosis
00: 26: 04 ADHD
00: 28: 22 Hypnosis for Stress & Sleep
00: 32: 12 Hypnosis to Strengthen Neural Connections
00: 37: 19 Restructuring Trauma Narratives
00: 45: 14 Ketamine Therapy
00: 50: 07 Self-directed Hypnosis, Reveri
00: 56: 53 Eliminating Obsessive Thoughts, Superstitions
01: 01: 50 ‘Hypnotizability’, the Spiegel Eye-roll Test
01: 15: 36 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
01: 21: 43 Confronting Stress & Trauma
01: 27: 56 The Mind-Body Connection
01: 31: 35 Dealing with Grief
01: 35: 45 Hypnosis in Children & Groups
01: 40: 06 Drug Therapies & Hypnosis
01: 42: 39 Breathing Patterns, Peak Performance
01: 50: 00 Zero-Cost Support, YouTube, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Patreon, Thorne, Instagram, Twitter

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