FREND's PROGRAM IS SUCCESSFUL
nationally recognized program utilizes techniques based on advanced
research in behavior modification at Stanford, Harvard, UCLA,
John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and Hypnosis Motivation Institute
a result, this program is effective and one of the safest approaches
we know of today for stress reduction, smoking cessation, weight
management, self-esteem, insomnia and much more.
Medical Association (AMA):
In 1958, the American Medical Association endorsed the use of
Clinical Hypnotherapy as an ideal treatment for behavior modification
and the elimination of undesirable habits such as stress, smoking
and excess weight.
1962, the American Medical Association endorsed the use of Clinical
Hypnotherapy for use as an alternative to chemical anesthesia
for pain relief and surgical anesthesia.
Psychological Association (APA):
In 1960, the American Psychological Association endorsed Clinical
Hypnotherapy as a branch of Psychology.
Institute of Health (NIH):
In 1995, the National Institute of Health recommended Clinical
Hypnotherapy as a treatment for chronic pain and other conditions
such as anxiety and addiction.
VS THE FREND GROUP PROGRAM
6% success rate. (AMA)
The FREND Group 59% success
18% success rate (Utilizing prescribed medications such as nicotine-treated
patches, gum and inhalers)
FREND Group 74% (Includes complete cessation
(Includes Stress Reduction)
The FREND Group 85% (includes
stress and stress-related pain relief
The FREND Group's success is the result of utilizing
our Inspirational Seminar/Clinics or one-on-one sessions in conjunction
with our Clinical
Reinforcement Hypnotherapy CD Programs. Clients must understand
that Hypnotherapy is best used for vocational and avocational
pursuits and does not treat physiological or psychological disorders.
A Hypnotherpist does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat medical
conditions; your primary care provider must treat any medical
FREND Clinics attendees responding to follow-up surveys, since
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL
ASSOCIATION REPORT (JAMA)
anesthesia could not be administered to this severely burned patient.
Doing so could cause the patient to go into life-threatening shock.
Clinical Hypnotherapy was used to relieve and prevent pain. This
is called Hypnoanesthesia.
Clinical Hypnotherapist (right side of picture) is keeping the
patient in a painless state while the surgeon (left side of picture)
surgically removes the dead tissue and changes bandages. With
her eyes closed, the patient is completely aware of what is going
on, but does not feel any pain.
man undergoing open brain surgery without use of chemical anesthesia.
A 4X4 inch portion of his skull cap has been removed to access
his brain. He feels no pain and is aware of what is going on and
communicating with the surgeon. The surgeon is on the left side
of picture, and the CHT therapist is on the right.
published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,
1955. (Copyright expired.)
MEDICAL SCHOOL Case #1
Dr. Elvira Lang teaches at the “Harvard Medical School”.
She is shown here with a patient
conducting a study At The University Of Iowa. Her study shows
that CHT can reduce the need for meds -- and make surgery faster
the group decided to take no medicines at all, just CHT. The heart
rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels remained more stable
among the CHT patients than the non-CHT group, so their surgeries
went significantly faster.
(Courtesy: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Posted 8 August,
MEDICAL SCHOOL Case #2
Carol Ginandes, health psychologist and Dr. Daniel Rosenthal,
professor of radiology at the “Harvard Medical School”,
published a report on their study of Clinical
speed up the mending of broken bones and put down many myths about
Ginandes, Ph.D., ABPP is internationally recognized for her clinical
work, research and teaching. She specializes in utilizing CHT
strategies to facilitate mind/body healing in a wide range of
recruited 12 people with broken ankles who did not require surgery
and who received the usual treatment at “Massachusetts General
Hospital” in Boston. Ginandes hypnotized half of them once
a week for 12 weeks, while the other half received only normal
treatment. (Note: The same doctor applied the casts and other
care, and the same radiologists took regular X-rays to monitor
how well they healed. A radiologist who evaluated the X-rays did
not know which patients underwent Clinical Hypnotherapy.)
who received Clinical Hypnotherapy healed faster than those who
were not. Six weeks after the fracture, those in the CHT group
showed the equivalent of eight and a half weeks of healing.
(Courtesy: Harvard Gazette Archives Reference: Harvard University
Gazette May 8, 2003 (Staff photo by Stephanie Mitchell)
for irritable bowel syndrome: The
most promising alternative therapy for irritable bowel syndrome
is gut-directed hypnosis (also called hypnotherapy).
a series of weekly sessions, a therapist guides you through relaxation
exercises. When you reach a state of deep relaxation, the therapist
suggests imagery and sensations to help you with specific symptoms.
70% of 250 people with irritable bowel syndrome had at least a
moderate improvement in their symptoms with hypnotherapy. The
participants also reported needing less medication and fewer doctor
study found that 80% of those who responded to hypnotherapy maintained
their improvement for up to six years.
Hypnotherapy likely works by relaxing smooth muscles and relieving
psychological stress, both of which may alleviate symptoms.
in Digestive Health on June 22, 2009
on Stress & Health
D. (2007). "Commentary: Reversing amnesia about hypnosis."
Am J Clin Hypn 49(3): 181-2.
D. (2007). "The mind prepared: hypnosis in surgery."
J Natl Cancer Inst 99(17): 1280-1.
S. K., E. V. Lang, K. S. Berbaum, D. Russell, M. L. Berbaum, H.
Logan, E. G. Benotsch, S. Schulz-Stubner, D. Turesky and D. Spiegel
(2007). "Effects of age on responsiveness to adjunct hypnotic
analgesia during invasive medical procedures." Psychosom
Med 69(2): 191-9.
To assess the effects of age on responsiveness
to self-hypnotic relaxation as an analgesic adjunct in patients
undergoing invasive medical procedures.
Secondary data analysis from a prospective trial
with 241 patients randomized to receive hypnosis, attention, and
standard care treatment during interventional radiological procedures.
Growth curve analyses, hierarchical linear regressions, and logistic
regressions using orthogonal contrasts were used for analysis.
Outcome measures were Hypnotic Induction Profile scores, self-reported
pain and anxiety, medication use, oxygen desaturation < or
=89%, and procedure time.
did not vary with age. Patients receiving attention and hypnosis
had greater pain reduction during the procedure, with trends toward
lower pain with hypnosis; this did not differ by age. As age increased,
patients experienced more rapid pain control with hypnosis. There
was more rapid anxiety reduction with attention and hypnosis.
Trends toward lower final anxiety were also observed with attention
and hypnosis versus standard care, and with hypnosis versus attention;
these relationships did not differ by age.
requested and received less medication and had less oxygen desaturation
with attention and hypnosis; this did not differ by age.
as age increased, oxygen desaturation was greater in standard
time was reduced in the attention and hypnosis groups; this did
not vary by age.
patients are hypnotizable and increasing age does not appear to
mitigate the usefulness of hypnotic analgesia during invasive
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research conducting
extensive studies of CHT for use in numerous medical conditions.
Many important trials reviewed here have helped to establish the
role of CHT in contemporary medicine. These trials have established
the utility and efficacy of its use for several medical conditions,
either alone or as part of the treatment regimen.
care providers changed their attitudes significantly and positively
when presented with information about the use of CHT in medicine.
The acceptance of CHT as a mode of treatment in medicine is increasing
as a result of “careful, methodical, empirical work of many
research pioneers.” Sebastian Schulz-Stübner, M.D.,
Ph.D., Studies Hypnosis As Sedation Alternative.
of Iowa News Release February 6, 2003
Schulz-Stübner, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa assistant
professor of anesthesia, investigated
whether CHT could be used in place of sedating drugs to relax
patients undergoing surgery with local or regional anesthesia.
Schulz-Stübner’s study, 48 patients undergoing surgery
that required local anesthesia received CHT in place of sedating
technique proved to be very successful... All patients undergoing
elective surgery did not require sedating drugs.
study was performed in Aachen University in Germany, where Schulz-Stübner
was a physician prior to moving to the University of Iowa
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE and TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY of AACHEN, GERMANY
at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College
of Medicine and the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, used
functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to find out if CHT
alters brain activity in a way that might explain pain reduction.
found that volunteers using CHT experienced significant pain reduction
in response to painful heat. They also had a distinctly different
pattern of brain activity compared to when they were not utilize
CHT and experienced the painful heat. The changes in brain activity
suggest that CHT somehow blocks the pain signal from getting to
the parts of the brain that perceive pain.
major finding from our study, which used fMRI for the first time
to investigate brain activity using CHT for pain suppression,
is that we see reduced activity in areas of the pain network and
increased activity in other areas of the brain unsing CHT,” said
Sebastian Schulz-Stubner, M.D., Ph.D., UI assistant professor
(clinical) of anesthesia and first author of the study. “The increased
activity might be specific for CHT or might be non-specific, but
it definitely does something to reduce the pain signal input into
the cortical structure.”
reported in the November-December 2004 issue of Regional Anesthesia
and Pain Medicine.
TREATMENT CENTER STUDIES
with children in emergency treatment centers show that CHT techniques
reduces fear, anxiety, discomfort, and improves self-control and
cooperation with medical personnel.
Three percent (83 percent) of children significantly or completely
recovered from the following: Obesity, asthma, fecal incontinence,
anxiety, pain, problematic habits (sleep walking, thumb sucking,