Hypnosis has been used as an adjunct to medical practice for centuries, but only in the last decades have medical applications of hypnosis been extensively researched. As a result of scientific studies proving that hypnosis can be just as affective (or sometimes even superior) to many standard treatment procedures, the American Medical Association officially approved teaching of hypnosis for clinical purposes in 1958. The American Psychological Association did the same in 1960 for the field of psychology. The National Institute of Health technology assessment panel has recognized hypnosis in the treatment of a variety of disorders and recommends its integration into medical practice.
Many hospitals and medical centers throughout the US now offer hypnosis to their patients. For example: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, Stanford University Hospital And Clinics in San Francisco, California, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
In addition to medical applications of hypnosis, hypnotherapy can be used for self-improvement or improvement of work, school or sports performance.
Read more about our uses of hypnotherapy for self-improvement and management of medical conditions >
“Hypnosis in the best relaxation tool I have ever found. I have practiced meditation, I’ve done yoga and chakra work, I have many books and relaxation CDs and DVDs, but none of these have worked as well for me as hypnosis.” Read more about what our former patients say >
Watch video testimonials and read what our former patients say about hypnosis at New Body ~ New Mind.
To schedule an appointment, simply fill out our appointment request form online or give us a call at 617-969-8995. Prior to scheduling of your first appointment, we will conduct a telephone interview to determine if hypnotherapy is an appropriate option for you. If you are a good candidate for hypnotherapy, we’ll schedule your appointment and e-mail (or mail) you a questionnaire. We will ask you to return the questionnaire at least one week prior to your first hypnosis session. Your answers will help us further clarify the issues discussed during the telephone interview, enabling us to better prepare your hypnotherapy sessions.