Clinical Hypnosis
Information & Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Hypnosis for information about how I use hypnosis in my work.

Informative Articles:

How Hypnosis Works by Tom Harris for an excellent summary of the history, theory and utilization of therapeutic and stage hypnosis.

This is Your Brain Under Hypnosis by Sandra Blakeslee, New York Times. Science 11/22/05.
Hypnosis is receiving some new respect from neuroscientists as brain scans show how a suggestion can change the mechanism of perception.

The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis: Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses -- especially in controlling pain. By Michael R. Nash. Scientific American, July 2001

The Fires of Pain: "It's the Most Intense Pain Imaginable, but the UW Is Easing Burn Patients' Suffering with Drugs, Hypnosis and Even Virtual Reality." By Larry Zalin

About Clinical Hypnosis:

What is Hypnosis?: A Definition and Description of Hypnosis provided by the Society of Psychological Hypnosis-Division 30 of the American Psychological Association (APA).

From the Institute for the Study of Healthcare Organizations & Transactions:
Hypnosis and Health: (What is it? Brief history, Resources)

PUBMED: a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Hypnosis Research: Resources provide by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Professional Organizations:

SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HYPNOSIS: an international organization of social workers, dentists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other physicians who are dedicated to scientific inquiry and the application of hypnosis in the clinical setting.

AMERICAN SOCIETY of CLINICAL HYPNOSIS: an association of 2400 health care and mental health care professionals who utilize hypnosis in treating a wide variety of medical, dental and psychological conditions.

MILTON H. ERICKSON FOUNDATION, INC.: The foundation was formed to promote and advance the contributions made to the health sciences by the late Milton H. Erickson, M.D.