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. A signed referral from an appropriately licensed medical professional is required for me to help a
client with hypnotism used complementary to medical care.
Thus, I practice hypnotism as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment, but not as an alternative to
medical care. This is one reason for requiring a signed explicit referral or prescription from a properly
licensed medical professional.
With a referral, hypnotism can be used as complementary to medical care for: pain and discomfort
management (issues related to chronic pain, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, headaches, post surgical
pain, and cancer pain), sleep facilitation, appetite improvement, exercise motivation, minimizing scarring
from burns and incisions, imagery to boost client wellness, increasing patient compliance and potentiating
positive effects and benefits of treatment, and issues related to a variety of medical conditions.
As can be seen from the disclaimer (which is prominently displayed throughout this web site), it is clearly
stated to clients that my hypnotism services “are not intended to take the place of professional counseling
or medical or psychological care and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and
treatment. . . . Please consult your health care provider before making any health care decisions or for
guidance about a specific medical condition. If you are under medical or psychological care, obtain a
signed, written referral from your provider(s).”
For more information, click on the following links:
Training for Complementary Medical Hypnotism
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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