Rates - Conventional vs The Frend Group
6% success (AMA)
The FREND Group: 59% success
18% success rate (Utilizing prescribed
medications such as nicotine-treated patches, gum and inhalers)
74% success (Includes complete cessation and reduction.)
including Stress Reduction
8% success (JAMA)
The FREND Group: 95% success (includes stress and stress-related
FREND Clinics. 100,000 + attendees, attending over 6,000 sessions
responding to follow-up surveys, since 1994)
FREND's program is so successful
all-encompassing program is a self-improvement "Cognitive Behavior
Treatment" and "Clinical Hypnotherapeutic" program
that is educational and inspirational.
utilizes advanced techniques similar to those developed at research
institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, UCLA, John Hopkins, Mayo
Clinic and HMI.
are the most advanced, effective, and safest approach we know of
today for behavior modification including stress reduction and stress-related
following are reports from the American Medical Association, Harvard
Medical School, Mayo Clinic, and Emergency Treatment Center Studies
for behavior modification utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy,
positive imaging and hypnotherapeutic modalities.
treatment administered is very effective and the valuable information
on how to dramatically improve your life is vital." - Randall
L. Butler (Ret), Community Cancer Control Manager, Great Western
Medical Association (AMA)
in 1958, the use of CHT as an ideal treatment for behavior modification
and the elimination of undesirable habits such as stress, smoking
and excess weight.
in 1962, the use of CHT as an alternative to chemical anesthesia
for pain relief and surgical anesthesia.
Psychological Association (APA)
1960, the use of CHT as a branch of psychology.
Institute of Health (NIH)
1995, the use of CHT as a treatment for chronic pain and other
conditions such as anxiety and addiction.
OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION)
anesthesia could not be administered to this severely burned patient.
Doing so could cause the patient to go into life-threatening shock.
CHT was used to relieve and prevent pain. This is called Hypnoanesthesia.
CHT therapist (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.
MEDICAL SCHOOL Case #1
Dr. Elvira Lang teaches at the “Harvard Medical School”
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 and smoother.
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 CHT to speed up the mending
of broken bones and put down many myths about hypnosis.
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 CHT.)
who received CHT 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 (IBS)
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
Center on Stress & Health
assess the effects of age on responsiveness to self-hypnotic relaxation
as an analgesic adjunct in patients undergoing invasive medical
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 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 differ by age.
as age increased, oxygen desaturation was greater in standard care.
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 medical
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research conducting extensive
studies of CHT (Clinical Hypnotherapy) for use in numerous medical
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.
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.
University 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.
percent of children significantly or completely recovered from the
following: Obesity, asthma, fecal incontinence, anxiety, pain, problematic
habits (sleep walking, thumb sucking, nail biting).