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What is Auto-Conditioning Therapy? (ACT)

Auto-Conditioning Therapy (ACT) is endorsed and used by Olympic Athletes, Executives, Adults and Teens since the early 1980's as the best way to become focused on being the best version of themselves.

What Is ACT?

Auto-Conditioning Therapy embraces many of the positive aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy that are known to produce a transformative effect on clients, including the use of trance and hypnotic conditioning.

However, ACT goes beyond hypnosis, diagnosing what works with clients to build a new therapeutic approach. Unlike traditional hypnotherapy, ACT does not rely solely on positive reinforcement.

While using correct, up-to-date, and relevant language when talking to yourself is certainly a part of any transformation, it serves as more of a reinforcement of breakthroughs rather than the catalyst. ACT therapists could reach breakthroughs via hypnosis that would not be possible if they were simply trying to access the subconscious mind via altered language and self-talk.


Your ACT therapist is equipped with an array of techniques and tools that are crucial, not just in teaching you how to communicate with your subconscious mind but also directly accessing and fixing whatever blocks may be there. Central to that is the ability to transform many clients in a single session.


“My success doesn’t come from a single approach; it comes from the understanding that layering techniques, understanding, and beliefs that I created.” Peter Gagliardo

How Does it Work?

Peter identified that regardless of the issue, clients benefit from applying a particular set of techniques in a specific way that almost always brings about phenomenal changes. These insights provided the foundations for Auto-Conditioning Therapy to emerge as a distinctive therapeutic approach.

Peter has developed a unique therapy and a range of techniques and tools that your therapist may draw on depending on a client’s presenting challenges by diagnosing what works with real clients in real sessions. Your ACT therapist is trained to use these tools in a skillful and exploratory way following extensive training, ongoing support, and supervision.

What Should I Expect From a Session?

You will work with your ACT therapist to uncover the meaning and interpretation of events in your life and then change them.

This leads to permanent, powerful results. ACT works by empowering the mind to tell the body what to do, for example, heal itself using a technique called Command Therapy, easily move away from addictions, and turn fear into excitement. ACT can tell the body how to react and how to feel, and it can alter and improve the messages the body sends to the mind so things like depression, anxiety, and panic attacks can be permanently overcome.

If you are in physical or emotional pain, you want rapid results. ACT aims to deliver permanent change in one to three sessions. ACT recognizes and values the significance clients attach to their issues/problems, and then offers a powerful emotional release. You can be free from pain.

ACT also uses Command Cell therapy as a technique for purposefully healing the body instead of positive conditioning alone. ACT draws out “unfinished business,” meaning it is a technique for addressing the trauma that clients have held onto for many years.

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