Can hypnosis help “The Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Kelly Dodd and Emily Simpson address their issues with temper and patience?
Fans of the Bravo reality show know Kelly is not afraid of drama, but she tells psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow she's hoping to avoid her interactions escalating to level 10. Emily says she would like to avoid snapping at her husband Shane and to stop herself from going on the defense.
Dr. Dow, who authored the book “Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life," guides the Bravo stars through a hypnosis session and they join The Doctors to discuss the process and how it helped them better work through their emotions.
Both Kelly and Emily tell us they enjoyed the session calling it "amazing" and "awesome." Kelly says she felt "different" afterward. "It was a really good feeling," she explains. Emily adds she felt a great sense of calm after, telling us, "It was probably the most peaceful I've ever felt."
Dr. Dow explains he put Kelly and Emily into a trance and dug into their past childhood memories to determine possible triggers. He felt after the session Kelly and Emily had a "change in energy."
With the session behind them, do Emily and Kelly feel like the hypnosis has had a lasting effect? Now, Emily says when she feel stressed and she feels like she's losing her patience that she tries to take herself back to the moment of her hypnosis and focus on what she learned from it.
As for Kelly, who is often in the midst fo a feud with at least one of her co-stars, she explains that hypnosis has helped her react less to the drama. She feels her work with Dr. Dow has helped her better deal with instances when she's feeling provoked.
Dr. Dow says hypnosis helps to relax the brain into a very calm state, like a deeper form of meditation. He also says it has been shown to help with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and bedwetting in children. He also feels it is very effective at treating PTSD, when conducted by a licensed professional.
See more of Kelly and Emily on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” Tuesday at 9 PM on Bravo. And in the video below, Dr. Dow hypnotizes our Doctors and the studio audience!