“Larry Garrett is a Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists. He has been in practice since 1968, operating the largest and most sophisticated hypnosis center in Chicago. He has received nationwide recognition for his outstanding contributions in hypnosis, including the 1991 Metzinger Award (which has only been presented six times) for contributions to the field of hypnosis. He was named Hypnotist of the Month and featured on the cover of the September 1991 issue of Journal of Hypnotism. Larry also has received the highest of awards from the National Guild of Hypnotists, The Rexford L. North Award, also a prestigious award of which only 12 have been issued in 51 years.
Larry Garrett began his training in hypnosis under the direction of Fred Schiavo at the National Hypnosis Institute. He then studied at the Universal Hypnotic Institute. He received training in electronic methods of hypnosis from a Rockford physician. He received further training from Dr. Ed Stormer, PhD of Governors State University.
For 29 years, Larry was an instructor of hypnosis at Morton College and Wright College, offering the first hypnosis class in Illinois at a community college. He is a consultant and instructor to many doctors, dentists, psychologists, lawyers and other professionals in the art of hypnosis for their respective fields.
Regularly, Larry facilitates courses and workshops at many community organizations and private groups. He has lectured, taught and demonstrated hypnosis at over four hundred colleges, universities and high schools in over thirty states. He has trained, as well as worked with, many Chicago area police departments using hypnosis to aid in recall and investigative work.
A few of the many corporations that Larry has worked for smoking cessations and stress management programs are: Baxter, R.R. Donnelley, ADP, General Motors, Kodak, World Book and Borden Foods.
His publicity has included appearances on over three hundred radio and TV talk shows and many featured articles have been written about his work in hypnosis. In 1976, Larry wrote a featured column on hypnosis under the direction of Editor Hurley Green, a first for a Chicago newspaper.
Larry began using electronic methods of hypnosis in 1973 and incorporated these techniques, utilizing the most modern equipment, to aid in the success of his clients. He has hypnotized an estimated sixty thousand individuals, including many celebrities, professionals, and public officials who fly in from various parts of the world to be hypnotized by Larry Garrett.”