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References

One of the top medical references, the Merck Manual, notes that “because of the abundance of scientific evidence backing the benefits of mind-body techniques, many of the approaches are now considered mainstream.” Merck Manual includes the following in their list:

  • Meditation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Guided imagery
  • Hypnotherapy (hypnosis)
  • Biofeedback

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec25/ch302/ch302c.html

SmokersInfo.net states that “the patients who chose to participate in a hypnotherapy session were more likely to be non-smokers six months later than patients who chose nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) alone.” In Alternative Methods for Quitting Smoking: Hypnosis, Acupuncture, Meditation at
http://www.smokersinfo.net/alternative-methods-for-quitting-smoking-hypnosis-acupuncture-meditation/


Professional

Dr. Alfred A. Barrios

Carol Ginandes of Harvard Medical School describes the effectiveness, and applications, of hypnosis in an article found in Harvard’s Medical School University paper, The Gazette:
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/05.08/01-hypnosis.html

The Mayo Clinic highly praises hypnosis as a powerful and effective way to enhance the healing process or make impressive personal transformation:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/hypnosis/

“The medical hypnosis program offered by the Stanford Center of Integrative Care is designed to be an integrated component of a patient's overall medical care.”
Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine (SCIM)
http://stanfordhospital.org/clinicsmedServices/clinics/complementaryMedicine/hypnosis.html


Articles

“Hypnosis May Lower Costs Of Breast Surgery,” Ca Cancer Journal Of Clinicians 58:3-4, 2008
http://caonline.amcancersoc.org/cgi/content/full/58/1/3

Akira Otani, “Eastern Meditative Techniques and Hypnosis: A New Synthesis,” American Journal of Hypnosis October, 2003
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4087/is_200310/ai_n9333525/

J. P. Green, S.J. Lynn, “Hypnosis and suggestion-based approaches to smoking cessation: an examination of the evidence,” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 48, no. 2, 2000
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10769984?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

G. Sorensen, B. Beder, C. Prible, “Reducing Smoking at the Workplace: Implementing a Smoking Ban and Hypnotherapy,” The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 37, no. 4, 1995
http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/1995/04000/Reducing_Smoking_at_the_Workplace__Implementing_a.17.aspx


Popular Citations

“Possible Solutions to Childhood Anxiety, Bed-wetting, and Asthma” CBS News looks into using hypnosis for children. CBS also reported a recent survey showing that 2/3 of all US doctors are referring patients for hypnosis…
http://www.brainplayground.com/meditation-hypnosis-news/latest/possible-solutions-to-childhood-anxiety-bed-wetting-and-asthma.html

CBS News Mobile “Hypnosis Isn't Fakery, Scientific American Article Suggests…
http://wap.cbsnews.com/site?sid=cbsnews&pid=sections.detail&catId=TOP&storyId=327656&viewFull=yes

Dr. Phil Show, he recommends it in “I Live in Constant Fear”
http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/657

Patrick Austin, “Hypnosis Weight Loss”
http://www.pulsemed.org/hypnosis-weight-loss.htm


Education

The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards
info@hypnosiseducation.com/http://www.hypnosiseducation.com


Associations

American Hypnosis Association



International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association


International Association of Counsellors and Therapists


Coachville – Founding Member


International Alliance of Professional Hypnotists


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