HYPNOSIS THERAPY FOR CHILDREN

Engaging
Hypnosis:

A Paradigm Shift in Healthcare

The benefits of hypnosis-facilitated therapy range from complete cures to incremental improvements.

They extend beyond the physical and into the psychological and spiritual, building confidence, positivity and resilience. They include the empowerment of children with chronic health issues to feel more in control of their own minds, bodies and circumstances. They sometimes lead to the reduction or even elimination of medications.
Hypnosis is painless, non-invasive, and cost-effective.  It doesn’t preclude any other treatment, and drawbacks are virtually nonexistent. 

Every year, thousands of pediatric patients benefit from hypnosis therapy to deal with and alleviate physical and psychological symptoms big and small. 

HEALING EXPERIENCES

Paul's Story

From my earliest days in medicine, I had almost daily opportunities to see how symptoms could be worsened by anxiety and fear, but it was a patient named Paul who opened my eyes to the possibility that an entire field of care for these children — perhaps for most children — was being ignored...

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HEALING EXPERIENCES

Monica's Story

Monica, a thin, blond, 9-year-old young lady, came to my Center because of her asthma.  Once I finished evaluating her, I recommended that she begin therapy with an inhaled medication.  “This medication comes in two flavors,” I explained to her.  “Yucky, and mint yucky.  Which would you like?”

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HEALING EXPERIENCES

Trevor's Story

One of my favorite metaphors for the care a clinician, teacher or parent can provide came about during a visit with a young teenager. Trevor had been struggling with anxiety and depression and chronic health problems for years, but had found very little help available to him.  Even as he was learning hypnosis, Trevor doubted himself and his ability to find a healthy new normal.

 

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Paul's Story

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Monica's Story

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Trevor's Story

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Changing Children’s Lives with Hypnosis:
A Journey to the Center


This book is a timely collection of patients’ healing experiences, the story of how these events changed one physician’s approach to medicine, and the takeaway parents and practitioners should consider as they deal with medical and psychological challenges in their children’s and patient’s lives.

"Changing Children's Lives with Hypnosis: A Journey to the Center offers an entirely new perspective on what hypnosis is and what it has the potential to be.

Dr. Ran Anbar is a champion for children's healthcare. With the guidance provided by this eminently qualified physician, hypnosis therapy becomes a powerful tool for healing. Changing Children's Lives with Hypnosis is an innovative and outstanding resource for parents and professionals involved in children's healthcare."

– Gary Elkins, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPH –
Past-President, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University, Waco Texas

"Dr. Anbar is an outstanding champion for children’s healthcare.

 

His willingness to think outside the box on how best to serve his patients has helped thousands of children live healthier, happier lives. His introduction to the process and benefits of hypnosis therapy deserves serious attention from parents and medical practitioners everywhere."

— ERNEST MORT —
Staff emeritus and retired Dean of Students, Revelle College, UC San Diego

Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP

Dr. Anbar is board certified in both pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics, offering hypnosis and counseling services at Center Point Medicine based in La Jolla, California. Over the past two decades, Dr. Anbar has used hypnosis to help children who struggle to breathe, children who can’t sleep, children with eating disorders, pain, migraines, seizures, anxiety, and chronic disease.

He’s used it to help kids who can’t concentrate in class and those who live with paralyzing phobias. Dr. Anbar is a past president, fellow and approved consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

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