Magic of the Mind


By Frank Garfield

I saw a stage hypnotist perform when I was 12 years old. That was 62 years ago, and I can still remember the routine and how totally impressed I was with what he did. In those days almost everyone smoked cigarettes and he was no different, so when he came on stage, he had one in his hand. He invited a lady up on stage with him and the first thing he told her was not to stand too close as he didn’t want to burn her with the cigarette.

As soon as he hypnotized her, he touched the back of her hand with his finger and said, “Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to burn you.” A minor burn mark appeared where he touched her. The next thing he did was give her an onion and told her it was a Delicious Apple. She happily munched away on the onion – and did not even have the smell of onion on her breath. I was blown away by what I saw and even though I was very impressed by the “Magic” I could not help thinking that there was much more than entertainment going on there.

Some years later when I began studying meditation, I read about monks in India who wrap themselves in wet bedsheets and spend the night outside in winter when it is freezing. The next morning, the sheets are dry, and the monks are warm and comfortable. My fascination with the human mind began at the age of 12 and I’m still on that journey today. We still have no idea how powerful the human mind really is. Later I heard someone say, “What the mind agrees with, the body responds to, and it cannot respond.”

We tell our students that quote often, in every course we teach. It is the basis for our success with every client we work with.

We moved our offices and classroom in November to a much nicer facility at 8200 Old 13 Mile Rd. in Warren (MapQuest link on the first page of our website, Our next course begins February 10th. Learning Hypnosis is one of the most fun and enlightening experiences of your life. My wife and co-instructor, Cheryl, has worked as the resident hypnotherapist at St. John Hospital on Moross and Mack in Detroit for over 10 years.

Why not give yourself a gift for Valentine’s Day – learn Hypnosis! Learning to help others achieve their goals is one of the most gratifying forms of pure love.

Frank Garfield is a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, Instructor, Certified NLP Master Practitioner, and a Certified Reiki Master (Instructor). Contact him at: 248-787-7829 or:


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