Keeping the Bed Dry™
A video demonstrating the use of medical hypnosis to help children and adolescents keep the bed dry at night.

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Joe's story

"Joe is a 10-year-old boy who had never been dry at night. At the first meeting, he talked with Dr. Lazarus and received some "homework."When he returned the following week, he had been dry five out of seven nights! At the second visit, he learned self-hypnosis-and he has been dry ever since. He chose not to return for a third visit because he had cured himself."

Jason's story

"All doubt as to if it works or not left me when I saw my son take control of something that had control of him. I was so proud of him and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Lazarus for caring enough about my son to share this gift with him."

Max's Story

"Max, Dr. Lazarus' youngest migraine patient, was five years old and suffered from debilitating headaches that would occur about once a week and last all day. He described the pain as being like a tornado inside his head. After working with Dr. Lazarus once, he was able to control the headaches and did not need to return for subsequent visits. The headaches still come from time to time, but Max uses self-hypnosis to avoid the pain.
"It takes a while to get the effects, but the results are good. It really, really relaxes you, even in a tight spot. I really hope people try this technique and if not, they are missing out on something they might really need." - Max
"All doubt as to if it works or not left me when I saw my son take control of something that had control of him. I was so proud of him and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Lazarus for caring enough about my son to share this gift with him." - Max's mother

Sam's story

"I had migraines once a day with a really bad one maybe twice a month. After seeing Dr. Lazarus two times, sessions, I haven't had a migraine since. Dr. Lazarus really helped me out a lot." - Sam , who was 12 years old when he saw Dr. Lazarus for migraines
"I never knew how much Sam was in pain. He blocked it out of his life. When he was in a state of hypnosis, I had never seen him so relaxed. The self-hypnosis worked. He doesn't have migraines anymore, and it's actually helped me, too. Being in those sessions with him has helped me to relax, as well." - Sam's mother

Michael's story

"I can't tell you the impact that Dr. Lazarus has had on our family. Our son, Michael , has always been a straight-A student, and he got kicked out of school for disturbing other people with a cough tic. It really bothered him that he was disturbing others.
Dr. Lazarus had such an impact. Our son doesn't have any tics anymore. We are in the process of relocating to another city, but Dr. Lazarus is still our pediatrician regardless of where we live. If he asked me to come to the west coast on a red-eye to help support him, I'd do it. That's how much he means to us." - Father of 8-year-old Michael

Nicholas' story

"We flew to Cleveland because Nicholas had reached the end of his rope. Our pediatrician had treated him with allergy medicines and a nebulizer before diagnosing him with Tourette Syndrome. Then, a neurologist at a renowned hospital recommended that he take an anti-psychotic medication for his tics.
His father and I decided this was not a road we wanted to travel, and we began to look for alternative methods of treatment. Fortunately, our research led us to Dr. Lazarus. We flew to Cleveland in search of an answer.
Our son's first appointment went well and he was excited to return a month later. At his second appointment, he learned techniques to help himself to get better. He practiced his techniques daily. As his tics faded away, his self-confidence grew, his self-esteem improved, his performance at school improved, and his spirit returned.
Dr. Lazarus empowered our son with a tremendous gift that he will carry with him everywhere. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the time and confidence he has given to our son." - mother of 12-year-old Nicholas

Caroline's Story

"When a neurologist diagnosed Caroline with Tourette Syndrome, I went home and I started reading books and freaked out. As a parent, you think the worst. There was not a whole lot out there to help us figure out what to do about this, and I wasn't big on medication. When my daughter was ready and said, "The kids are making fun of me. I want this to stop," we called Dr. Lazarus. In two or three sessions, she was tic free until we told her we were going to have another baby, and then she started all over again. But that's a different story. We had a couple of tics then, too!
My point is that Caroline's life has been enhanced by this. And it's a non-medication way to treat your child. The upside is vast and the downside is, I think, nonexistent." - Mother of 6 1/2-year-old Caroline

Steven's Story

"My son is a really smart student and very sensitive, and the pain that we had to see him go through was terrible. What Dr. Lazarus did with him was just amazing, and my wife and I are both very thankful. We feel like we're friends forever. We are just very happy." - Father of 10-year-old Steven

Brooke's Story

"When we first discovered Brooke's tic, she would describe it as a flinch. In the beginning it was very strong, almost seizure-like. But we didn't want to jump to put our child on medication. Our pediatrician had heard Dr. Lazarus speak, and we thought it was certainly worth the trip, so we went to see him. Brooke loved him immediately and responded to him really well.
"It definitely has to be something the child wants to do. She picked one tic that bothered her the most and discussed it with him. They dealt with it. Most of her other tics have subsided. Instead of seeing a tic ten times a day, I see it once maybe every two weeks. It has really subsided, and she knows how to control it, and it's a great feeling." - Mother of 6-year-old Brooke

Bob’s Story

"Our 9-year-old son Bob has had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Lazarus over the past few months. We flew from Canada to see him and have been absolutely thrilled with the results. We hope that other people who are dealing with some of the same issues will too be inspired to see Dr. Lazarus and get the help they need.
Bob has Tourette Syndrome and has had numerous tics since he was 6 years old. Over the past year, we modified his diet and used supplements to help to control his tics. He also started getting migraines about a year ago, however, since we have taken sugar, dairy and MSG out of his diet he does not get them as often as he used to.
Bob is a very energetic, outgoing child who loves people. Fortunately for Bob, he has done quite well socially with his tics as he has a strong personality and lots of supportive friends. However, a few months ago he started making some vocal tics such as yelling and some weird noises. We have always been very supportive of his tics not making a big deal out of them but we were worried about how disruptive these tics would be at school and around his friends. Our number one priority with Bob has always been his self-esteem and we were fearful of what was in store for him in the future.
I had read about Dr. Lazarus in the Latitudes Online magazine and decided to call him to see if he could help us. We had 3 visits with Dr. Lazarus and were very happy with the results. We live in Canada so it was definitely a huge commitment to go and see Dr. Lazarus, but after speaking with him on the phone we felt it was worth a try.
At our first visit Dr. Lazarus made it very clear that it does not matter how much the tics bother us, Bob has to be motivated to want to change the behavior. Bob really enjoyed his time with Dr. Lazarus and thought that the techniques that he showed him were really cool.
It was after his second visit that we really noticed a difference in Bob. In fact, when I spoke with Bob on the phone at the airport while he and his dad were waiting for their flight home, Bob told me that he now knows how to control his tics! Over the next few days we noticed significant improvement in his vocal tics and what Bob calls his "shaking tic". Dr. Lazarus had Bob focused on the tic that bothered Bob the most which was his "shaking tic". Bob also told me that it was really cool that when he felt the urge to do his "shaking tic" he would visualize a stop sign and then he would not need to do his tic afterwards. Bob felt very excited and empowered that he was able to control his tics.
Bob no longer does his shaking tic or any other vocal tics.  He still does some eye blinking and sniffing tics and what we learned after his third visit was that those tics are not bothering him so he chooses not to work on fixing them.  Bob has the technique and tools that he needs to be able to control his tics if he feels necessary.  Although he still is doing some of his tics, it is amazing to see how much better they are as a whole and how he no longer does the tics that were definitely the most distracting!
As an added bonus, on our last visit Dr. Lazarus was able to help Bob with similar techniques for his migraines.  A few days after our last visit, Bob came to me in the morning and told me he had just had a migraine without the headache!!  He said that he lay in bed and worked on his visualization techniques and after a few minutes his headache was gone.  That really is amazing since Bob’s migraines would usually consist of about one and a half hours of his screaming in agony followed by vomiting for at least another hour.  In fact just two days ago, he experienced what he called another migraine when he woke up, and he was again able to control it through his visualization!!!!!
We are thrilled with our results from Dr.Lazarus and we highly recommend him to anyone in need.  In fact, I would be happy to talk to anyone who may have any questions or concerns as we feel that it is so worth it."

Eve's Story

"Eve, a 10-year-old girl with recalcitrant warts, had been to a dermatologist and received various treatments, all of which were unsuccessful. After having the warts for over a year, she saw Dr. Lazarus. After just two visits, her warts disappeared."

Karen's Story

"One day, I noticed that I had a wart on my foot. My mom brought me in to Dr. Lazarus to see what we could do about the situation. We got in there, and he requested that I talk to my wart! Personally, I thought he was crazy. But, I followed what he told me to do. I felt weird talking to my foot, but every night before I went to bed I told my wart how I wanted it to leave. And soon enough, I noticed my wart starting to disappear. I was so amazed that this crazy idea of his actually worked. It did though. This is my experience with my wart." - Karen, now 12 years old about her experience when she was 7 years old
"My daughter awoke one day with a wart on her toe. I told my husband who is a doctor about this wart and asked how we should treat it. He picked something up from the drug store that was over the counter. We used this for a few weeks and did not notice any results. We then found Dr. Lazarus and made an appointment for him to see it. He looked at the wart and gave us a few options. Dr. Lazarus said to Karen that he would prefer her to try something that he feels would really work. He suggested to Karen that she talk to her wart each night or even a few times a day and tell it to go away. I thought to myself with a chuckle. You’ve got to be kidding me."
"I laughed and Dr. Lazarus said if you laugh, don't believe, and you are not serious, this will not work. Karen felt that she would give this a try. He told her to go somewhere private like her bedroom to talk to her wart. Karen went home after seeing him and did it. Within three weeks the wart disappeared and to this day has not returned. We were very grateful and talk about this experience quite frequently."