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We understand the feeling of satisfaction that comes after diagnosing your patient and your treatment plan succeeds. The patient thanks you for curing them. We also understand the frustration that arises when your patients have problems committing to, starting—or adhering to—your treatment plan. We see patients who, despite their clinicians’ best efforts, are still smoking, still over weight, still stressed-out and still not sleeping well.

At TH we believe we can assist you in helping your patients modify their behavior, resulting in the outcome we all desire (a healthy, happy patient).

Hypnotherapy, as we provide it, is designed for use as an effective complement to medically-prescribed therapy. At TH we believe that the clinician is in the best position to identify which of patients would best benefit from adding Hypnotherapy to their plan of care.

Please contact us at TH if you are interested in more information.

Our Approach

We strive to enhance your outcomes with adjuvant Hypnotherapy that is cooperatively designed to assist you and your patient to:

  • Replace pessimism with optimism.
  • Reduce or eliminate unhealthful habits.
  • Reduce or remove barriers to adherence.
  • Replace anxiety with confidence.
  • Motivate and energize healthful habits.
  • Adopt, and persist with, healthful behaviors.
  • Enhance the efficacy of prescribed regimens.
  • Enhance outcomes of care.
  • Increase satisfaction with treatment options.
  • Reduce clinician frustration.

Areas of Clinical Focus

Efficacy, Advantages & Application by Therapeutic Area

Hypnotherapy has broad application for engaging patients more fully as active and reliable partners in their treatment.  The measurable success delivered by hypnotherapy in these specific areas has been well-documented in the medical literature:

Diet & Nutrition

“Hypnosis has long been recognized as an effective tool for producing behavioral change in the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Hypnotic modulation of appetite- and satiation-associated peptides and hormone levels may yield additional physiological benefits in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.”

Entwistle PA, Webb RJ. Unconscious agendas in the etiology of refractory obesity and the role of hypnosis in their identification and resolution: a new paradigm for weight-management programs or a paradigm revisited? Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2014;62(3):330-59. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2014.901085. PubMed PMID: 24837063

Weight Loss

“In a …meta-analysis of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive-behavioral treatments for weight reduction, …the mean weight loss was 6.00 lbs. (2.72 kg) without hypnosis and 11.83 lbs. (5.37 kg) with hypnosis. The mean effect size of this difference was 0.66 SD. At the last assessment period, the mean weight loss was 6.03 lbs. (2.74 kg) without hypnosis and 14.88 lbs. (6.75 kg) with hypnosis Correlational analyses indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time (r = .74).”

Kirsch I. Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–another meta-reanalysis. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1996 Jun;64(3):517-9. PubMed

Smoking & Nicotine Addiction

“We carried out a random effect meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to determine the efficacy of alternative smoking cessation aids. We only included trials that reported cessation outcomes as point prevalence or continuous abstinence at 6 or 12 months. Our results suggest that …hypnotherapy may help smokers quit.”

Tahiri M, Mottillo S. Alternative smoking cessation aids: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Med. 2012 Jun;125(6):576-84. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.09.028. Epub 2012 Apr 11. PubMed PMID: 22502956.

Cancer Pain & Treatment Side-Effects

“A variety of psychological and cognitive behavioral treatments can reduce pain severity and interference with function, as indicated in multiple meta-analyses and high-quality randomized controlled trials. Effective methods include education (with coping skills training), hypnosis, cognitive behavioral approaches, and relaxation with imagery. …In survivors post-treatment, yoga and hypnosis as well as exercise show promise for controlling pain.”

Psychological and behavioral approaches to cancer pain management. Syrjala KL, Jensen MP J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jun 1;32(16):1703-11. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.54.4825. Epub 2014 May 5.

Pain Management

“The findings provide support for the efficacy and positive side-effect profile of hypnosis… Mechanisms research indicates that hypnosis influences multiple neurophysiological processes involved in the experience of pain. On the basis of the data discussed in this Review, training in the use of self-hypnosis might be considered a viable ‘first-line’ approach to treat chronic pain.”

Jensen MP, Day MA, Neuromodulatory treatments for chronic pain: efficacy and mechanisms Nat Rev Neurol. 2014 Mar;10(3):167-78. doi: 10.1038/nrneurol.2014.12. Epub 2014 Feb 18.


“Cognitive interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy have demonstrated excellent results in IBS patients…”

Treatment of abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome. 2014- Vanuytsel T, Tack JF, J Gastroenterol. 2014 Aug;49(8):1193-205. doi: 10.1007/s00535-014-0966-7. Epub 2014 May 21.

This meta-analysis demonstrated that hypnosis was safe and provided long-term adequate symptom relief in 54% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome refractory to conventional therapy.”

Efficacy, tolerability, and safety of hypnosis in adult irritable bowel syndrome: Schaefert R, Klose P. Psychosom Med. 2014 Jun;76(5):389-98.

Sleep Improvement

“In a placebo-controlled cross-over design, participants listened to hypnotic suggestions or a control tape before a midday nap while high density electroencephalography was recorded. After the hypnotic suggestion, we observed a 57% increase in slow-wave sleep (SWS) in females suggestible to hypnosis as compared to the control condition. Furthermore, left frontal slow-wave activity (SWA), characteristic for SWS, was significantly increased, followed by a significant improvement in prefrontal cognitive functioning after sleep. Our results suggest that hypnotic suggestions might be a successful alternative for widely-used sleep-enhancing medication to extend SWS and improve cognition in the elderly.”

Improving sleep and cognition by hypnotic suggestion in the elderly. Cordi MJ, Hirsiger S. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Mar;69:176-82. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.02.001. Epub 2015 Feb 4.

Stress Management

“Hypnosis is an innovative, low-technology, self-modulated approach that may contribute to stress reduction and health promotion. Parameters demonstrated increased parasympathetic nervous system activity associated with relaxation during and immediately after the hypnosis experience. Findings from this study suggest that nurses can include hypnosis information when advising healthy women about available stress reduction approaches, as well as tailor their nursing care for women who present using this alternative approach.”

Impact of self-hypnosis in women on select physiologic and psychological parameters. VandeVusse L, Hanson L J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2010 Mar-Apr;39(2):159-68. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01103.x.


  • Maximizes outcomes by empowering the patient to engage in their self-care as a more effective partner.
  • Enhances adoption, compliance, adherence and persistence with prescribed treatments and lifestyle recommendations.
  • Assures that patients will credit the physician with positive outcomes of care.
  • Lessens the number of patient encounters needed to achieve the treatment goal.
  • Hypnotherapy enables the clinician to engage the patient as an active, persistent, adherent and more reliable partner in their self-care, and regimen management.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapists offer the patient, and their clinician, assured proficiency with proven techniques and skills that are applied in accordance with the highest professional standards, so as to consistently maximize outcomes.

An Evidence-based Modality

A growing body of published medical research clearly supports the addition of Hypnotherapy in treating a wide range of conditions.  Since the 1950’s over 12,000 articles on Hypnotherapy have been published in medical and psychological journals. Today there is general agreement among clinicians that Hypnotherapy can be an important part of treatment for a wide range of conditions.

Ways to Coordinate

Referral to our practice can be done simply and in full compliance with confidentiality provisions.  Our process involved these steps to ensure close coordination with your office:

  • Each patient referral includes a specific diagnosis and targeted need for enhanced self-care.
  • Each patient referral includes a prescription, indicating the clinical/behavioral reason and desired outcome, such as “Smoking cessation.”
  • A Pre-Treatment Consultation with the referring clinician will be conducted prior to the start of Hypnotherapy.

A Post-Treatment Report will be produced by the Hypnotherapy and delivered to the referring clinician.

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Contact us via email or phone to discuss ways in which we can assist your patients and your practice to enhance treatment outcomes.

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