Please note that it is the position of the National Guild of Hypnotists (which certified me as a hypnotist) as
well as mine own (having worked 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry) that hypnotism is used
complementary to medical care.  Thus, I practice hypnotism as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment,
but not as an alternative to medical care.  A signed referral from an appropriately licensed medical
professional is required for me to help a client with hypnotism used complementary to medical care.

In my corporate training work, my clients have included AstraZeneca, Aventis, Boehringer Ingelheim,
Centocor, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi-Synthelabo, Schering-Plough,
UCB Pharma, and Wyeth.

In addition to my National Guild of Hypnotists'
hypnotism certification training, I have taken the following
advanced hypnotism training.

“Complementary Medical Hypnotism” by Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles, CH, and Arthur A. Leidecker, CH.  Mr.
Giles directs the first medically-approved, hospital-based program that uses hypnotism as an adjunct in the
treatment of cancer.  This ICAN Program follows the Exceptional Cancer Patients model of Bernie
Siegel, M.D., with whom Mr. Giles has trained.  Mr. Leidecker is the founder of the Leidecker Institute in
This program provided National Guild of Hypnotists' certification training in using hypnotism as
complementary to medical care for pain and discomfort management, sleep facilitation, appetite
improvement, exercise motivation, minimizing scarring from burns and incisions, imagery to boost patient
wellness, increasing patient compliance and potentiating positive effects and benefits of treatment, and
issues related to a variety of medical conditions. (August 2005)

"HypnoAnesthesia (Use Of Hypnosis And Auto Hypnosis) In The Management Of Pain" by Ron
Eslinger, CH.  Mr. Eslinger is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 1975. He presents to nurse
anesthetist associations and other medical professionals.
This program provided certification training on using hypnotism for issues related to chronic pain,
fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, headaches, post surgical pain, and cancer pain. (August 2005)

"Utilizing Medical Hypnotism and NLP for Health, Wellness and Healing" by Michael Ellner, CH.  Mr.
Ellner served on the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Complementary Therapies Working Group from
1989 through 1992. (September 2005)

“Integrative Medical Hypnosis” by Doug O’Brien, CH.  Mr. O'Brien helped found Columbia-Presbyterian
Hospital's Department of Complementary Medicine, working with Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.  (August 2005)

“Hospital Hypnosis—Processing Fear And Speedy Recovery” by Esmilda Abreu, CH. Ms. Abreu is
the former Education Coordinator, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital's Department of Complementary
Medicine, working with Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. (August 2005)

"10 Steps . . . Using the Mind to Heal the Body"  by Mr. Kevin Creedon, a certified Health Practitioner of
NLP, developed techniques that he uses for clients with chronic illnesses and other serious health problems.
(July 2005)

"Changing  Pain®  Addressing Chronic Conditions" by Daniel F. Cleary, CH. This course is taught to
doctors, therapists, professional caregivers, hypnotists, and those who suffer chronic conditions. Mr. Cleary,
the founder and director of Hypnosis for Health Learning Center, is not only a Certified Hypnosis Instructor
but is himself a “Chronic Sufferer.”  Mr. Cleary has Brachial Plexus Avulsion (which in his case causes a
burning, crushing sensation throughout his arm and hand, in addition to the paralysis).  He is the author of
the successful client guide,  
Little Book Of Change: A Primer To Hypnosis. (June 2005)

"Advanced Hypnotism Techniques" by Melissa Tiers, CH, a Certified Hypnosis Instructor who teaches
courses for nurses and other medical professionals. (May 2005)

Pain Control by Don Mottin, CH. The principles and techniques of pain control and pain management,
presented by Don Mottin, who has been voted National Guild of Hypnotists "Educator of the Year" three
times. (November 2005)

Emergency Hypnosis by Don Mottin, CH. A course on how to teach emergency hypnotic techniques to
first responders (such as police, EMTs, firefighters, and paramedics) to help others in emergency situations.
(November 2005)

Previously, I have taken courses with Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., as well as Robert Dilts, co-author of
Pathways to Health & Wellbeing and one of the original group of NLP practitioners and creators.

For more information, click on the following links:
Hypnotism Used Complementary to Medical Care
Approach and Educational Background
What Clients Say
Hypnosis to Reduce Stress
Hypnosis to Stop Smoking
Hypnosis to Lose Weight
Hypnosis to Stop Nail Biting
Hypnosis to Improve Sleep
Hypnosis for Pain Management (requires written referral from your doctor)
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