I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy and National Guild of Hypnotists.
I do not attempt to treat or diagnose disease or mental disorders of any kind. Hypnosis in no way replaces
standard medical procedures, but works in conjunction with them by freeing the patient of feelings or attitudes
that may be inhibiting his or her natural immunizing or other vital processes. Hypnosis helps to create strong
mental expectancy and reduces stress, thereby normalizing the action of the autonomic nervous system.
Hypnosis for certain effects or symptoms of diagnosed physical or mental illness, such as pain or addiction,
requires a referral from a licensed physician or psychiatrist to determine underlying causes. Call for your free
consultation and to receive a physician referral form if needed.
Daris Lancaster Stojakovich, CHt
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Experts and Media say...
"Approved as a valid treatment by the American Medical Association in
1958, hypnotism has become increasingly accepted by the medical community. Its
use for chronic pain was approved in 1996 by the National Institutes of
- The Capital (Annapolis, MD), April 2004"NLP may be the most powerful vehicle for change in the 21st Century."
"NLP offers the potential for making changes without the usual agony that
accompanies these phenomena" and "allows for increasing options, flexibility,
creativity and therefore greater freedom of action than most of us know."
- Training & Development Journal
"Hypnosis. What comes to mind when you hear the word? A caped magician
swaying a pocket watch before his subject's eyes? Someone barking like a dog?
What should come to mind is this: A smoker chucking the cigarettes forever;
a dieter finally losing those persistent pounds; a woman giving birth
without drugs or severe pain. Welcome to the real world of hypnosis.”
-The Capital (Annapolis, Maryland), April 2004"The word hypnosis comes from the Greek word for sleep,” says Dr. Hoover. “But
actually, you are not asleep, you are focused and have more self-control.
Researchers have done EEGs of persons in trances that showed their brains were
highly alert and focused.”
- Dr. L. Dean Hoover psychiatrist
The Capital (Annapolis, MD), April 2004
"Hypnosis is not a medical treatment for cancer, but there may be an important
role for hypnosis in managing cancer. Hypnosis has been effective in helping
patients reduce pain, stress, and depression, and calm fears and anxiety."
- Anne Arundel Medical Center, Health Info Library
"The purpose of hypnosis is to help you understand and gain more control
over your behavior."
- The Mayo Clinic, December 2003
"Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and
anxiety associated with them."
- Psychology Today, September 1996
"Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight."
- Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain, Oprah
Magazine, August 2004
"Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever."
- Consumer Reports, January 2005
"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the
largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit."
- New Scientist, October 1992
impairment in people with "Hypnosis
- NIH, National Center for
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
"With weight loss the evidence is
conclusive, hypnosis does help people
- Smithsonian Magazine, March 1999
"As a relaxation technique, hypnosis can
relieve phobias, lessen anxiety, break
addictions and to ease symptoms of
conditions such as asthma or allergy.
-National Women's Health Resource
Center, November 2003