In Some Surgeries, Hypnosis Is the New General Anesthesia

Women undergoing lumpectomies for breast cancer are going to their ‘happy place’

Illustrations: Haleigh Mun

BBeverly Levinson pictured herself sitting by the large outdoor fireplace at her mountain house in North Carolina, the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains unrolling before her. She breathed in deeply, filling her nose with earthy…