Welcome! This web site is about the method of Dr Ainslie Meares (1910-1986) MD, BAgrSci DPM, FRANZP. Meares was an eminent psychiatrist and medical hypnotist of international reputation who made major contributions to hypnosis. He was also a meditation master and healer– a doctor far ahead of his time. His work consists of 3 periods:

  1. Hypnosis
  2. Relief Without Drugs
  3. Stillness Meditation. Also see here for how Stillness differs from mindfulness.

You can read all about these three periods in the first book.

If you live near Ringwood, Melbourne classes are offered from time to time. Teachers outside Melbourne are listed here. Also, if there is no class or teacher close by here are some ideas.

There are also some books about Meares' method, FAQs and some Links. So, please have a look around. If there seems to be an obvious gap please let us know.

Next: The Hypnosis period


Crisis support links

*Portrait of Dr Meares is from the front cover of his book A Way of Doctoring.