FREND's program is so successful
FREND's all-encompassing program
is a self-improvement "Cognitive Behavior Treatment"
and "Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Program" that's proven
effective, educational and inspirational. It
utilizes advanced techniques similar to those developed at research
institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, UCLA, John Hopkins, Mayo
Clinic and HMI.
They are the most advanced, effective,
and safest approach we know of today for behavior modification
including stress reduction and stress-related issues.
The 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.
"The treatment administered
by The FREND Group 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
Endorsed in 1958, 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.
Endorsed in 1962, the use of Clinical
Hypnotherapy as an alternative to chemical anesthesia for pain
relief and surgical anesthesia.
Endorsed in 1960, the use of
Clinical Hypnotherapy as a branch of psychology.
of Health (NIH)
Endorsed in 1995, the use of
Clinical Hypnotherapy as a treatment for chronic pain and other
conditions such as anxiety and addiction.
(Journal of the American Medical Association)
Chemical anesthesia could not be administered
to this severely burned patient. Doing so could cause the patient
to go into life-threatening shock. Clinical Hypnotherapist was used
to relieve and prevent pain. This is called Hypnoanesthesia.
The 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.
A 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 Clinical Hypnotherapist
is on the right.
Pictures published in the Journal
of the American Medical Association, 1955. (Copyright expired.)
SCHOOL - Case #1
Dr. Elvira Lang teaches at the “Harvard Medical School”
is shown here with a patient conducting a study At The University
the group decided to take no medicines at all, just Clinical Hypnotherapy,
the heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels remained
more stable among the Clinical Hypnotherapy patients than the
non-Clinical Hypnotherapy group, so their surgeries went significantly
Her study shows
that Clinical Hypnotherapy can reduce the need for meds -- and
make surgery faster and smoother.
Courtesy: Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center. Posted 8 August, 2000
SCHOOL - Case #2
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.
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 health conditions.
They 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
who received Clinical
Hypnotherapy healed faster than those who were not. Six weeks
after the fracture, those in the Clinical Hypnotherapy group showed
the equivalent of eight and a half weeks of healing.
Gazette Archives Ref: Harvard University Gazette May 8, 2003 (Staff
photo by Stephanie Mitchell)
John Hopkins Medicine
for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The most promising alternative therapy
for irritable bowel syndrome is gut-directed hypnosis (also called
During 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.
About 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 visits.
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, June 22, 20099
Center for Stress &
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 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 hypnotherapy versus standard care, and with hypnosis versus
attention; these relationships did not differ by age.
and received less medication and had less oxygen desaturation
with attention and hypnosis differ by age.
However, as age
increased, oxygen desaturation was greater in standard care.
Procedure time was
reduced in the attention and hypnotherapy groups; this did not
vary by age.
are hypnotizable and increasing age does not appear to mitigate
the usefulness of hypnotic analgesia during invasive medical procedures.
Foundation for Medical Education and Research conducting extensive
studies of Clinical Hypnotherapy for use in numerous
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.
Health care providers changed their
attitudes significantly and positively when presented with information
about the use of CHT in medicine.
of Clinical Hypnotherapy 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.
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.
In Schulz-Stübner’s study,
48 patients undergoing surgery that required local anesthesia
received CHT in place of sedating drugs.
University of Iowa News Release February 6, 2003
proved to be very successful... All patients undergoing elective
surgery did not require sedating drugs.
The study was performed
in Aachen University in Germany, where Schulz-Stübner was
a physician prior to moving to the University of Iowa
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.
Researchers 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.
finding from our study, which used fMRI for the first time to
investigate brain activity using Clinical Hypnotherapy 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
Clinical Hypnotherapy,” 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 Clinical
Hypnotherapy or might be non-specific, but it definitely does
something to reduce the pain signal input into the cortical structure.”
Results reported in the November-December
2004 issue of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Studies with children
in emergency treatment centers show that Clinical Hypnotherapy
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).