Question: I've heard that hypnosis can be quite useful for controlling picking. I don't know much about it but would like to learn more. Can you suggest some information on the real science so I can go beyond the cliches like swinging watches and people clucking like chickens?
Answer: Even many otherwise well-trained mental health practitioners know very little about the research and practice of hypnosis. There is an excellent review article from SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN which I give to new patients. This is a great place to start. You can read it at: http://grossbart.com/sciam-1.pdf