Mel Gibson received hypnotherapy to help him deal with the stress from his bitter battle with Oksana Grigorieva — and two therapists tell us it might actually help him with his anger management and drinking
Mel Gibson was reportedly hypnotized to help deal with the stress of his domestic abuse allegations by baby mama Oksana Grigorieva and ensuing investigation by the LA County’s Department and Department of Children and Family Services. But could hypnosis really make a difference with this much drama going on?
Experts say yes! “We become our own worst enemy. We’re not putting you into trance, but taking you out of a bad trance,” Dale Jaffe, partner of Mind Matters Restorative Hypnotherapy in LA, tells HollywoodLife.com.
Sessions at Mind Matters typically last two hours. Patients relax in a Lazy Boy in a darkened room with their legs in the air using yoga bolsters; they listen to the therapist via headphones.
“It’s like going into an isolation tank,” Jaffe says. “They really feel awareness but they don’t feel the trappings of their bodies. Incredible things happen.”
He adds, “Mel Gibson is probably in a very bad trance. He’s very caught up in a lot of negativity and that’s become his norm. If he had the opportunity to drop out of that for some time with hypnotherapy, then it would be helpful. It’s like taking a vacation.”
Believe it or not, Mel could see major improvements in his anger management and alcohol related issues very quickly if he keeps up with the hypnotherapy.
“One of the reasons people really like the therapy because it’s short term. Often they feel profound changes after the first session,” Jaffe says.
Hypnotherapist Maria Olga Paiz, owner of Solutions 2 Life in Beverly Hills, explains how hypnotherapy also helps in the addiction recovery
“We find the reason behind the addictions, which is usually stress,”she says. “We target the stress and once the stress has been targeted, the craving for alcohol is weakened. The physical addictions are not the hard part to overcome. Your subconscious mind is where all the behaviors are.”
Mel reportedly underwent 10 days of treatment at his Malibu home…does that mean he’s a changed man? We certainly hope so, because at the moment he sounds more like a monster than a man.