Hypnosis has been buried under decades of myth, misconception and manipulation. It has been one of the most misunderstood of the complimentary sciences. Over the years, the accumulation of positive scientific research has become too great to ignore. Here is a list of some of the hypnosis research organizations which have been shining a bright light on its clinical values:

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
American Psychological Association

Hypnosis is now consistently validated as one of the leading therapeutic tools for personal positive change. Today’s practicing hypnotists have benefited from all of the dedicated research by these fine organizations.

Knowledge is power for the practitioners and clients alike. Research certainly helps me better understand the science of hypnosis, which in turn helps me prepare and treat my clients. Informed individuals have a good idea of what hypnosis is and how to productively use it are more likely to experience their desired success.

By: Paul Gustafson RN CH