Ed Yager passed away peacefully at Sharp Memorial Hospital last Sunday, June 2 nd after a very brief battle with lung cancer. He was almost 94 and very active until the last. He is survived by his wife, children, sister, and many grandchildren. He was beloved by family, friends, colleagues, and patients. His life touched many people deeply.
Dr. Yager held an appointment as Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine. He was President of the Subliminal Therapy Institute, Inc., certified as a “Consultant in Hypnosis” by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and was a Past President, Board Member, and Fellow of the San Diego Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He maintained a private psychology practice where he employed Yagerian Theapy (aka Subliminal Therapy) and the hypnotic principles he taught. Additionally, he taught his Yagerian Therapy method worldwide to healthcare professionals.
Dr. Yager was a psychologist in San Diego for the last 40 years and was an electronic engineer prior to that. Dr. Yager studied, practiced, and taught the clinical use of hypnosis for 40 years. He offered training in Yagerian Therapy (aka Subliminal Therapy) and hypnosis at UCSD School of Medicine, under the auspices of the San Diego Psychological Association, and worldwide under varied sponsors. In the course of his practice, using Yagerian Therapy and hypnosis, Dr. Yager successfully treated thousands of patients.
Because Ed was so very active up to the very end, he got to skip “old age,” which he would have hated.