A highly regarded clinical hypnotherapist with a full-time private practice, Dr. Stone’s innovative techniques and high success rate have put him in the forefront of the ever-growing mind-body movement. Formerly affiliated with Partners in Healing, a physician-directed health-care clinic, Dr. Stone started his hypnotherapy career in the early 1980s. Most of Dr. Stone’s work involves health problems, including anxiety, cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, pain management, smoking cessation and weight loss. Dr. Stone has received an American Board of Hypnotherapy “Special Recognition Award” three times for his hypnotherapy contributions.
Dr. Stone is also the host of Inner Quest, a Chicago-area cable television show. He and his guests discuss ancient and modern healing arts and the many paths leading to self-discovery. Inner Quest airs Sundays at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on Channel 19, which serves Bannockburn, Deerfield, Fort Sheridan, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka, Illinois. Other Chicagoland cable providers also have the discretion to air Inner Quest. Dr. Stone has interviewed Daniel Amen, Joan Borysenko, Ram Dass, Larry Dossey, Judith Orloff, Bernie Siegel and other notable best-selling authors. Visit: Inner Quest or Inner Quest.
Dr. Stone’s first patient was himself! In his very first self-hypnosis session in 1982, he ended his twenty-year nail-biting habit. Dr. Stone next applied hypnosis to his own weight problem. Since 1983 he has not gained back any of the fifty pounds he lost thanks to hypnosis. Dr. Stone has not missed a day of self-hypnosis since that successful first experience in 1982. Pursuing his life’s work and utilizing his own unique skills since that time, Dr. Stone has helped people in all walks of life achieve their physical, emotional and financial goals.
You can read some of Dr. Stone’s innovative hypnosis methods contained in his articles, “Stone’s Light Technique,” “NLP as Simple as XYZ” and “Letting Mother Nature Help .” For those who want to use hypnosis to diet or recover from an illness, please see the “In the Name of Mother” and the “ Cosmic Cycle” articles. Dr. Stone’s article, “ Will DNA Prove the Existence of Past Lives” brought him national and international fame. Because of Dr. Stone’s extensive knowledge of hypnosis and past life regression, Hidden Treasures Production and Koch Vision featured him in a documentary film that is set to be released in March, 2007.
Dr. Stone wrote Sacred Cycles, a book that explains how mental, emotional and spiritual development are both a process and product of cycles. Sacred Cycles also explains how the brain, body and mind experience multiple trances each day. To quote Dr. Stone, “Because we are biologically and psychologically programmed to experience multiple trances each day, it is not a matter of whether or not to perform hypnosis. Rather, it is a question of whether our daily hypnosis is harming or helping us.”
Anxiety is one of the main reasons people visit a mental health professional. Dr. Stone completed psychiatrist’s Dr. Daniel Amen’s “Healing Anxiety and Depression” workshop. Dr. Amen is one of a handful of medical doctors who are dual-trained in psychiatry and nuclear medicine. Dr. Stone interviewed Dr. Amen for two talk shows and an “American Board of Hypnotherapy Journal” article. For further information on how Dr. Stone applies Dr. Amen’s methods to his hypnosis sessions, please read Dr. Stone’s article, “Hypnotherapy and the Brain.”
A well-known speaker, Dr. Stone earned his doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. Prior to that degree, he received a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Nevada.
Dr. Stone has lectured at or participated in health fairs at the following corporations, clinics and schools:
- Balancing Center
- Body Management
- Cancer Resource Center
- Cancer Wellness Center
- Chicago Whole Life Expo
- Discovery Center
- Depaul University
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Group
- East Bank Club
- Himalayan Institute
- Infinity Foundation
- Latin School
- Leo Burnett Advertising Agency
- McDonald’s Corporate Headquarters
- South Suburban College
- St. Mary’s Church in Chicago
- St. Joseph’s Hospital
- Truman College
- Test Positive Aware
- Underwriters Laboratory
- Unity Church of Chicago
- University of Chicago Medical School
- University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus
- University of Wisconsin, Parkside Campus
- Whole Foods Market in Chicago and Milwaukee
- Womens’ Health Care Center