The Best You Can Be

Medical Hypnosis

Why Should a Physician Refer a Patient to a Hypnotist?

Information v. Action:

As a physician, you know that information is not enough to motivate your patients to action. If it were, your patients would dump excess weight, stop smoking, drink moderately, get plenty of rest and exercise sensibly. For the most part, they don’t.

With your prescription, hypnosis can serve your patients in the following areas:

• Pain & Discomfort Management
• Facilitating sleep
• Promoting appetite
• Presurgical hypnotic work
• Hypnotic Perfusion of Organs and Tissue
• Overcoming Secondary Gain
• Medication Potentiation
• Transplantation & Implant management
• Framing & Reframing of treatment
• Cueing (hypnotic reminders to follow physician instructions)
• Prognosis Reshaping
• Smoking Cessation
• Weight Management
• Stress Reduction

Can You Be More Specific About These Areas?**

Pain/Discomfort Management:

Pain is always subjective. Hypnosis is effective in managing both acute and chronic pain.

Facilitating Sleep:

Your patient is trained in techniques for facilitating deep restful sleep. Since most sleep issues are rooted in thought patterns, hypnosis helps the patient develop new patterns.

Promoting Appetite:

A good appetite is a nearly universal sign of good health. Wasting diseases such as cancer and AIDS kill in part through appetite suppression. Anorexia kills more cancer patients than the cancer itself does.

Presurgical Hypnotic Work:

Suggestions are provided to have the patient begin relaxing as soon as they enter the operating theater. Methods of dealing with post-surgical discomfort are provided.

Hypnotic Perfusion of Organs & Tissue:

Tissue that is perfused is receiving the best possible supply of oxygen from red blood cells. Hypnotic imagery can be suggest this perfusion to promote more rapid healing.

Overcoming Secondary Gain Issues:

More a strategy for working with clients who have medical problems, Hypnotism can help patients to develop more useful and healthful ways of getting what they need, and are trying to get through illness or pain.

Transplantation & Implant management:

Hypnosis helps your patient minimize pre and post surgical stress and subconsciously work to adapt to body changes resulting from surgery. Framing & Reframing of treatment: The power of a physicians words can be amazing. Sometimes attempts to be clear and honest can create misunderstandings.

Cueing (hypnotic reminders to follow physician instructions):

Build suggestions to trigger clients to take prescriptions on schedule Prognosis Reshaping: Help patients to do their part in their own recovery. Simply put, hypnosis overcomes the feeling that a prognosis is a sentence.

Smoking Cessation:

One of the most important things a patient can do to help their health is to drop the smoking habit forever. We help your patients end their smoking addiction forever.

Weight Management:

After smoking, getting rid of excess weight is one of the most important ways your patients can help in their own healthcare. Hypnosis helps your patient change his or her relationship with food. When the relationship with food is repaired long term weight reduction becomes a realistic possibility.

Stress Reduction:

Up to 90% of visits to a primary care physician’s office have their root cause in poorly handled stress. Hypnosis helps your patient learn to manage stress proactively and healthfully.


Lee Pelletier

The Best You Can Be


Phone 518-505-9193