My transition from practicing clinical radiology to medical hypnosis was a natural progression because of my background and training. As an undergraduate at Tufts University in Boston in the early 1970’s, I took a double major in biology and psychology. My special interest in psychology was the field of Humanistic Psychology which was based on the work of Drs. Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Fritz Perls, and the father of modern medical hypnosis, Milton Erickson. Although they each had their own techniques, their common theme was that people have within themselves the mental resources to overcome their limitations and reach their full potential.
My hypnosis practice is based mostly on Milton Erickson whose comfortable conversational technique made him the most successful of modern hypnotherapists. Ericksonian hypnosis allows clients to resolve longstanding problems and undergo remarkable transformation in only a few sessions. These problems include anxiety, depression, phobias and symptoms of chronic pain and medical conditions.
I view hypnosis as a teaching experience where my clients learn to use their own inner resources to reach their desired goals. One of the first things I teach all clients is the practice of mindfulness, which is the antidote to stress. Mindfulness has been part of my life for over 25 years, as taught to me by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He gave me the dharma name of “Peaceful Refuge of the Heart,” which is where I got the name of my practice, Peaceful Path Hypnosis. I also studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine.
As a practicing radiologist I was the “doctor’s doctor,” discussing diagnosis and treatment with doctors of all of the different medical and surgical specialties, so I got to know them and their patients’ conditions very well. After retiring from radiology, I decided to combine my 30 years of medical experience with my interest in Ericksonian psychology, so I took advanced training in hypnotherapy. That makes me a rare combination of a hypnotherapist who also knows specialty medicine and can communicate with both clients and their doctors to deliver the most effective therapy. If you want to know how hypnotherapy can help you, please call me for a free confidential telephone consultation at 888-210-1121.