This chat was f**king fascinating, I learned a lot, the Doc is brilliant and I loved him. Not surprisingly, he has a somewhat hypnotic voice and energy. No pun intended. I think it's fair to say that the majority of us don't truly understand the science of hypnosis, it's numerous applications or its potential for healing, helping and treating a range of physical, mental and emotional conditions. *BIO: Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, Director of the Centre on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Centre for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. Dr.Spiegel has more than 40 years of clinical and research experience studying psycho-oncology, stress and health, pain control, psychoneuroendocrinology, sleep, hypnosis, and conducting randomized clinical trials involving psychotherapy for cancer patients. He has published thirteen books, over 480 scientific journal articles, and 170 book chapters on hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy.