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Here are few descriptions of the benefits of Medical Hypnotism offered by Better Life Hypnosis:

Stress Management

Nothing is more beneficial to handling everyday stressors in our lives than hypnosis. Hypnosis is the ultimate relaxation tool you can use along side meditation which can take years of practice to reach the relaxation hypnosis can offer in just a few sessions. Stress is the most dangerous condition we live with every day. Over time it will lead to illness and death to the body as it can be the cause of strokes, heart attacks, ulcers, hypertension, and so much more. Stress has been called the health epidemic of the 21st century? With the benefits of hypnosis you learn how to handle stress and live more pleasantly in the moment while accepting life as it is presented. At Better Life Hypnosis we will teach you relaxation techniques, how to calm yourself in a moments notice, proper breathing, positive suggestions and many other tools to handle whatever life has to offer.

Pain Management

This is an area where Allopathic Medicine has some of the most trouble. It is also where hypnosis can offer tremendous benefit and a gift for those suffering from chronic pain. Once a patient or client has been taught several procedures of focus and relaxation, hypnosis has a very high success ratio. Hypnosis can produce the effect of numbness in the body, anywhere in the body thus reducing or eliminating pain. This procedure usually requires an attending physicians approval as hypnosis can alleviate pain that is a necessary signal where the body has a problem. This might be noted in the acceptance of the American Dental Association acknowledging the use of hypnosis in place of Novocain or other numbing drug where patients have problems with normal practices. The National Institute of Health, NIH, has written and used hypnosis extensively where pain was an issue in the treatment of cancer patients. 


Shell Shock, Battle Fatigue, Combat Stress Reaction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. As the name expands, so does the recognized population who experiences this very normal response to crisis events. Military service men and women, first responders, victims or witnesses to acts of violence, both adults and children, are seeking assistance and finding the methods of Stress Inoculation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy that restore control and allows them to lead superior lives.

Hypnosis is a multi-faceted system and best equipped to handle an event from the past and current stress because of  experience. Hypnosis uses therapies to address the event and strategies to overcome the influence of PTSD in the present time. Because PTSD has many tentacles in a persons life, any treatment must use a multi-level approach that uses all systems of healing. At Better Life Hypnosis we use a specific training that calls for a 15 point therapy to support individuals to take back control of their lives after having an experience. We also use tests to discern the extent of the disorder. Group therapy, imagery, ritual, and regression therapy are just some of the tools used in hypnosis along with a body/mind/soul initiative which has proven effective in healing from this disorder to the point it is no longer an issue in peoples lives.


Attention Deficit Disorder has become a runner way problem for far too many people confronting our modern life styles. Testing for this disorder is very limited and is usually diagnosed by behavior. There are skills that must be taught as one with this disorder is trained to live a normal productive lifestyle. At Better Life Hypnosis we work with children and adults to give them tools to be productive and successful. Learning the benefits offered by hypnosis teaches, concentration, focus and follow through. Hypnosis has been proven to provide amazing results in treating those with this distraction in their life. Some of the benefits received include: improved concentration, attention to details, improved organizational skills, increased self-confidenceimproved behavior, reduced stress, anxiety and social skills.

Cancer Support

Cancer is a complex disease that must be approached from a body/mind/soul perspective. Hypnosis is recognized as a viable treatment in pain management associated with the disease and chemotherapy. Along with chosen treatments hypnosis can be invaluable helping a person from a mental aspect to maintain a positive mental attitude in fighting this disease through relaxation, imagery and group therapy.  

Hypnosis is one of several relaxation methods that was evaluated and found to be of possible benefit by an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The panel found it may be useful for treating chronic pain when used with standard medical care. Hypnosis may also be effective in reducing fear and anxiety, reducing the frequency and severity of headaches, and controlling bleeding and pain during dental procedures. Available scientific evidence does not support the idea that hypnosis can influence the development or progression of cancer. However, it may help to improve quality of life for some people with cancer.

 At Better Life Hypnosis we use some of the techniques made famous by Dr. O. Carl Simonton at the Simonton Cancer Center where visualization is one of the primary tools. This disease is a catalyst to examine ones life and lifestyle with an emphasis on change. Hypnosis is a huge help in facilitating soul transformation in this battle as well as hypnosis guides one to connect with their higher selves for solace and comfort. Having Cancer changes ones life. At Better Life Hypnosis we want to help you make that change.


Hypnosis has been proven highly successful in preparing one for surgery by learning relaxation, breathing techniques and pain relief. Hypnosis is also accredited with being beneficial by reducing the healing time needed. Hypo-birthing has received greater acknowledgement since the British Duchess Kate used it for delivery of England's future King and walked out of the hospital within 24 hours in high heels! Hypnosis has a long history of teaching pain control, relaxation and positive minded results.

Hypnosis can teach you to relax and allow the experience of the surgical procedure to feel safe and comfortable. The state of your mind going into surgery can have an impact on your recovery. There is strong evidence that hypnosis can improve the results of surgery significantly in many ways. Using hypnosis, the patient can be taught to self-hypnotize during, as well as, before surgery in order to make the experience a pleasant one. Many people have fears or apprehensions around surgical procedures, medical exams or needles. With hypnosis, these clients have learned to have very neutral unemotional experiences throughout all these procedures. Numerous studies in medical journals have shown that people who prepare for surgery using hypnosis generally have fewer complications, heal faster and have less post-operative pain. Hypnosis will help you feel calm, relaxed and positive before, during and after surgery. Usually, the hypnosis therapy is geared toward making positive suggestions to your subconscious regarding your surgery and its outcome, as well as teaching you how to effectively manage pre-surgery stress.

Bi-polar Disorder

The mind is a powerful force and we understand relatively little about it. Changes in the mind can have miraculous and sometimes unexplained effects on the body. In hundreds of studies and medical trials, participants that were given a placebo experienced identical effects on their body as those given the real medication. The placebo effect is explained by the mind believing that it has been given a drug and therefore causing changes in the body to match what it believes has happened. The power of belief works in much the same way.

Hypnosis is a treatment built upon suggestion. Many people when placed under hypnosis will do things that they would never consider in their normal state. Many people when placed under hypnosis can cause measurable physical changes to their body. They can lower their blood pressure, increase their heart rate, and so on - very similar to the placebo effect.

One of the biggest problems that people with bipolar disorder have is controlling their emotional mood swings. When under hypnosis, the mind is focused, emotions are under control. Bipolar disorder is a condition of the mind. Hypnotherapy works with the mind. It works by focusing the mind like a laser. It's entirely possible to believe that hypnotherapy can affect bipolar disorder symptoms the same way it can affect other physical and emotional states.

Hypnosis is a positive treatment for depression, mood swings, anxiety, letting go of the past, positive thinking, positive self-talk, forward thinking, mindfulness, relaxation, and so much more. All are symptoms of Bipolar disorder and at Better Life Hypnosis we have experienced positive results.

Dental Work

There are a lot of people who have problems having dental procedures and fostering dental health. There are also just as many who have disorders such as grinding teeth that can be helped through the use of hypnosis. Some patients could benefit tremendously from hypnosis. Smoking cessation, bruxism and dentophobia are just a few conditions for which hypnosis could be used in the dental community. These fears usually derive from the pain associated with dentistry. Although scientific advancements have diminished, if not eradicated, pain associated with dental treatment, people still shy away from necessary treatment due to their phobia. Eliminating dentophobia would allow patients who suffer from this debilitating fear to seek out treatment for dental related ailments. 

Bruxism is a condition for which hypnosis may be valuable in a dental practice. Hypnosis may prove advantageous in eliminating the subconscious act which usually carries side effects to its sufferers. From a hypnotic perspective, hypnosis could actually reduce the habit, rather than masking the problem with a night guard. It most definitely would not be the first time hypnosis was used to reprogram an unwanted habit. Is it any wonder that there are Universities that teach Dentists hypnosis and the practice is approved by the American Dental Association. 


Grief is an experience that is personal and usually time will heal this emotion. But when sorrow extends into disturbing characteristics for too long it can become harmful. With hypnosis you have the ability to reach into the Higher Self to make peace with the causation event. It helps to make sense of things from a different perspective that cannot be analyzed away. It helps to process things left un-said and we have a therapy tool to do just that. We also use tools such as EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique that has proven very effective in grief coaching. At Better Life Hypnosis we work to help you to make peace and transcend the event to move forward in your life. And we want to help you do it.


Asthma is among the most common chronic diseases of the western world and has significant effects on peoples health and quality of life. Asthma is typically treated with pharmaceutical products, but there is interest in finding non-pharmaceutical therapies for this condition. Hypnosis has been used clinically to treat a variety of disorders that are refractive to pharmaceutical-based therapies, including asthma, but relatively little attention has been given recently to the use of clinical hypnosis as a standard treatment for asthma. Significant data suggest that hypnosis may be an effective treatment for asthma, but it is premature to conclude that hypnosis is unequivocally effective. Studies conducted to date have consistently demonstrated an effect of hypnosis with asthma. More and larger randomized, controlled studies are needed. Existing data suggest that hypnosis efficacy is enhanced in subjects who are susceptible to the treatment modality, with experienced investigators, when administered over several sessions, and when reinforced by patient autohypnosis. Children in particular appear to respond well to hypnosis as a tool for improving asthma symptoms. (Source University of California, Davis 95616, USA Hackman RM, Stern JS, Gershwin ME)

Nothing helps a breathing issue better than relaxation. And nothing is as good as hypnosis when it comes to learning how to relax. Hypnosis is a great support for those that suffer asthma as well as teaching and supporting the lifestyle needed to diminish the effects. At Better Life Hypnosis we teach you the skills to take control and manage this problem. 

People are becoming increasingly aware of the value of hypnosis as we work to overcome the stigma of Hollywood movies and the stage theatrics of hypnosis. Hypnotism is a serious science which studies and works with the subconscious mind and offers an ever greater body of evidence for making a difference in peoples lives with the many therapies offered including healings. Sometimes people consider hypnosis as a last resort but in a lot of cases it should be given equal consideration in every system of medicine to work in conjunction with prescribed treatments. Hypnosis is so versatile in the many benefits it produces including being the best source for healing and wholeness Hypnosis is a great support system for doctors and other practitioners as it can provide the mental stamina and belief we need for constructive change and healing in our lives.--Marvin Wilkerson, CH. 
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New uses of hypnosis in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.
by Drs. Spiegel D, Cardena E.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Hypnosis is associated with the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for two reasons: (1) the similarity between hypnotic phenomena and the symptoms of PTSD, and (2) the utility of hypnosis as a tool in treatment. Physical trauma produces a sudden discontinuity in cognitive and emotional experience that often persists after the trauma is over.

J Clin Psychiatry. 1990 Oct;51 Suppl:39-43; discussion 44-6
Hypnosis versus stress reducing strategies: a prospective randomized study.
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Liège, Belgium.
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health 
Stress reducing strategies are useful in patients undergoing surgery. Hypnosis is also known to alleviate acute and chronic pain. …Sixty patients scheduled for elective plastic surgery under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation were included in the study. We compared the effectiveness of these two psychological approaches for reducing discomfort during conscious sedation for plastic surgery. ….Surgical conditions were better in the hypnosis group. Less signs of patient discomfort and pain were observed by the psychologist in the hypnosis group. Vital signs were significantly more stable in the hypnosis group. Patient satisfaction score was significantly higher in the hypnosis group. This study suggests that hypnosis provides better perioperative pain and anxiety relief, allows for significant reductions in pain injected medications, and improves patient satisfaction and surgical conditions as compared with conventional stress reducing strategies support in patients receiving conscious sedation for plastic surgery.
August 2010 Issue of Harvard Mental Health Letter
Stress and the sensitive gut
Suarez K, et al. "Psychological Stress and Self-Reported Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders," The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (March 2010): Vol. 198, No. 3, pp. 226–29.

"Gut-directed hypnotherapy — which combines deep relaxation with positive suggestions focused on gastrointestinal function — may be helpful for people whose symptoms occur even without obvious stress. In one small randomized controlled study, patients with severe irritable bowel syndrome underwent three months of hypnotherapy that involved placing their hands on their abdomens while being asked to feel warmth and imagining they had control over gastrointestinal function. By the end of the study, symptoms had significantly improved in the hypnotherapy group when compared with a control group who underwent supportive psychotherapy. Another study suggests that benefits of gut-directed hypnosis may persist for years."

Stanford University Medical Center, one of the biggest researchers of medical hypnosis, reported that hypnosis is especially useful at reducing pain and anxiety.

In 2007, the American Dental Association integrated hypnotherapy integrated into an approved dental school curriculum, and now dental schools across the United States teach a required number of hours of hypnosis training to students, including prestigious schools such as University of Southern California.