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Meet Dr. John

Creator of the McGrail Method of Quantum Synthesis

Rule #1: Life is Supposed to be Fun!

Dr. John McGrail is more than a clinical hypnotherapist.  He is an established self-improvement expert and a sought after spiritual teacher who has become one of our country’s leading media experts and public speakers relating to personal growth and successful life transformation. His company, A Better You, Inc., serves a world-wide clientele; individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as select corporate clients. Services range from individual sessions, to motivational presentations, training seminars, and workshops.

Dr. McGrail earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and received his certification in clinical hypnotherapy at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the nation’s first federally-accredited college of hypnotherapy.  After graduating with honors, he went on to earn a PhD in Clinical Hypnotherapy from Breyer State University.  In addition to hypnotherapy, Dr. McGrail is also certified in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming), Time Line ™ Therapy, Therapeutic Imagery and EFT.

Dr. McGrail’s passion for helping people overcome the sometimes debilitating fears, limiting beliefs, and other issues that prevent them from living life to its fullest potential, led him to develop a unique and powerful process, the McGrail Method of Quantum Synthesis, or more simply, Synthesis.

Synthesis represents an amalgam of Dr. McGrail’s lifelong study of the human condition and spirituality, more than 30 years of teaching and coaching experience and countless hours in private clinical practice working with thousands of clients.  It is a true fusion of art and science, wisdom and practice; a blend of 21st century science with shamanic traditions in use for more than 7000 years.

“As a clinical hypnotherapist and personal empowerment specialist I have seen thousands of people living in physical, emotional or spiritual pain.  That pain does not discriminate; it affects people of all ages and from all walks of life,” says Dr. McGrail.  “Using Synthesis, my clients are able to transcend their issues, to choose happiness over pain and empower their lives both quickly and profoundly.  I believe that life is supposed to be fun and Synthesis shows the way to make it so.”

Dr. McGrail’s heralded technique, which has helped thousands in his Los Angeles-based practice, is now available to millions around the country and all over the world through his new book, The Synthesis Effect: Your Direct Path to Personal Power and Transformation (Career Press, March 2012). The Synthesis Effect is crafted and presented in a clear, pragmatic voice with many real-life stories that make it both entertaining and easy to execute and master the process of transforming one’s life, and is receiving rave reviews from readers around the world.

Dr. McGrail’s writing and expertise have been and are frequently featured in numerous media outlets including Cosmopolitan, Experience Life, The New York Daily News, Redbook, Self, Ladies Home Journal, Brainworld Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, WebMD,,  and on numerous regional and national radio and television programs both domestically and abroad .

Dr. McGrail is a proud veteran of our military, having served as a commissioned officer and aviator in the United States Coast Guard.  After his military service this varied man also enjoyed distinguished careers in commercial aviation and mass communications—film, television and multimedia before answering the call to his true vocation, to help people empower their lives.  He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lynne-Anne and is an avid blue-water fisherman who also enjoys gourmet cooking, golf, hiking and camping and the study and exploration of native philosophy and spirituality.