Hypnosis Consultations and Treatment
Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool which makes use of the ability of thought to influence physiological processes. In Israel, hypnosis may only be used by doctors, dentists, psychiatrists and psychologist who have taken special training and received their hypnosis license from the Israeli Ministry of Health.
Medical hypnosis may be useful in conditions of pain, irritable bowel, migraine, asthma, as well as skin problems and other medical conditions which are worsened by stress. It is also useful for smoking cessation. Hypnosis may be attractive to people who wish to manage their medical condition with fewer medications or no medications at all.
I am particularly passionate about smoking cessation because of witnessing so much suffering from “diseases of self- destruction” related to smoking, and because of the enormous health benefits of stopping smoking.
Hypnosis treatment will generally involve an initial (free) brief telephone conversation to determine if this is a suitable tool for that person or condition. The next step would ordinarily be an introductory session of up to 90 minutes, for getting acquainted and making a therapeutic plan. This would be followed by a small number of practical sessions involving the use of relaxation and hypnosis methods and the learning and practicing of self hypnosis. If a patient feels a need to refresh their treatment in the future, this would also be possible.