Larry Garrett is a Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists and has been active in a full time practice since 1970, operating the largest and most sophisticated hypnosis center in Chicago. He has received worldwide 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 almost all of the highest of awards from the National Guild of Hypnotists including, The Rexford L. North Award and the President’s Award, also prestigious awards of which only a few have been issued in 51 years.
Larry Garrett began his training in hypnosis under the direction of Fred Schiavo at the National Hypnosis Institute in 1968. He then studied at the Universal Hypnotic Institute. He received his extensive training in electronic methods of hypnosis in 1974. He received further training from Dr. Ed Stormer, PhD of Governors State University.
For 26 years, Larry was an instructor of hypnosis at Morton College and Wright College, offering the first hypnosis class in Illinois at a community college in Chicago. 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 County, State and Chicago area police departments using hypnosis to aid in recall and investigative work.
A few of the many corporations that Larry has worked extensively with for smoking cessation and stress management programs are: Baxter Travenal at every Illinois facility, 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 1974 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 privately with about 20% of his clients returning for over 25 years. These include many celebrities, professionals, and public officials who fly in from various parts of the world to be hypnotized by Larry Garrett. Larry is the only American hypnotist to be invited by the former Iraqi Government to Baghdad to hypnotize Udai Hussein.
Larry was born in Chicago Illinois. Even as a child he was well aware that he was curious of how the mind worked. Once he found what hypnosis had to offer, he had developed a love and longing to understand the workings of the human mind. There is little that challenges Larry when it comes to using hypnosis on his clients. To sit down and spend an hour talking with Larry will generate an intuitiveness that is Larry’s trademark. He has a background in Amateur Radio, crafts, remodeling and rehabbing buildings and began one of the most successful and largest community block clubs in northwest part of Chicago. For the past 14 years, he has chaired this community group, writes and publishes a monthly newsletter with a circulation of 4000 which is distributed throughout the community. He has been cited and commended by Mayor Daley, many aldermen and even has marched in anti gang marches with Governor Blagovich. He is respected by his community and peers for being honest and of great integrity.
Larry has the philosophy that if it is difficult, then he will make it easy. He has been trained to operate his own consciousness in a positive way letting nothing hold him back. There is little that he sets out to do that he doesn’t have the ability to accomplish.