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Train Your Children to Use Self Hypnosis During Medical Procedures

Stanford University School of Medicine: PA-14-029

Web Video-Based Training Program in Self-Hypnosis for Children Undergoing a Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)

David Spiegel, M.D.,

Linda Shortliffe, M.D.,

Arianna Aldridge-Gerry, Ph.D.,

Booil Jo, Ph.D.,

Bita Nouriani, M.S.

Main Program 


How to do Self-Hypnosis - Overview

Practicing Self Hypnosis at Home

Using self-hypnosis during procedure




How will I know when my child is hypnotized?

When is hypnosis useful?

How much should I say?

Can hypnosis be coercive?

How do I teach hypnosis to a young child?

Is hypnosis appropriate for a teenager?

How do we prepare for a medical procedure?

Additional Information

Can hypnosis be used during the procedure?

What is the benefit of hypnosis?

What should I do if my child is losing concentration?

Why is hypnosis not more widely used?

What is the history of hypnosis in medicine?

How can I check that my child is no longer hypnotized?

How can I test my child's response?

What if I can't be by my child's side?