Increasing Public Awareness
Uses of Hypnosis
Safe – Imagination & Belief
Natural – Daydreaming 1st Stage
Expedient – Removes Conscious
Proven Over Centuries – Practiced
in Ancient Greece & Egypt
Conscious and Subconscious Mind
Super Conscious / Spiritual Mind
Bypass Critical Factor
Induction and Relaxation
Positive Suggestions and Affirmations
Hypnosis was approved for medical
and dental use by the British Medical
Association in 1955
Approved by the American Medical
Association in 1958
The “H” Word - Hypnosis
James Braid – Scottish Neurosurgeon
In 1843 he published Neurypnology: or the Rationale
of Nervous Sleep, his first and only book length,
exposition of his views.
In this book he coined the words hypnotism,
hypnotize, and hypnotist, which remain in use.
James Esdaile, M.D.
April 4, 1845 - Calcutta, India - Used “mesmerism”
(Franz Mesmer) on a patient during surgery for
anesthesia. Induced natural anesthesia before
discovery of chloroform.
Hypnosis - Also Known As
Power of Suggestion
Researchers & Practitioners
Certified Hypnotist and
Medication Side Affects
Nausea and Vomiting
Hypnosis Side Effects
Better Quality of Life
Increase Self Esteem
The Challenge of Pain Management:
Disabling Chronic Pain
• More than 50 million Americans are partially
or fully disabled by chronic pain
– 4 in 10 with moderate to severe pain do not
have adequate relief
– 26 million have frequent or persistent back pain
– 1 American in 6 has painful arthritis
– Pain contributes to impaired ambulation, sleep
disturbance and depression
Benefits of Hypnosis
Benefits of Hypnosis
in Cancer Care
The American Cancer Society
endorses as a means of:
Improving Quality of Life
Additional Benefits in
Reducing Hot Flashes
Hypnosis brings a state of deep relaxation.
The relaxation during hypnosis
makes it easier to observe
anxieties, fears, pain, and other
difficulties from a new perspective.
There may be many reasons for anxiety.
The mental physical reaction is a habit.
Hypnosis is the best avenue to the
subconscious mind to create new
80% of Chronic Pain & Co-Morbid
Medical Conditions are Attributed
Two Kinds of Hypnosis
Hetero-Hypnosis – With a Hypnotist
Self-Hypnosis – By Self
How Hypnosis is Applied
Sessions - Certified Hypnotist
Individual or Group
Steps of a Session
Formula for Success
Success = Why + How x Action
Will It Work for You?
Belief – Desire – Expectancy
Client = Willing Participant
Hypnosis Is In Play All Day
Only YOU Can Allow or Prevent
The Happy Healthy You
Think about who you want to be.
When you think it, you become it.