Question: Do hypnotists work closely with my medical doctors or nurses?


1 Answer


Ms. Roberta Fernandez, Board Certified Hypnotist & Certified Instructor

Yes. We are not doctors or therapists, and do not diagnose or treat any physical or mental health problems. We do work in conjunction with therapists and medical personnel when they refer a patient/client to us. 

We will never suggest that you discontinue any prescribed treatment or medications, as that is for a medical doctor to determine. If you are being treated for a medical condition, we require that you get a referral from your doctor. We may coordinate with doctors or therapists concerning diagnosed conditions  such as pain management, reducing stress, sleep issues, changing habitual patterns such as smoking and overeating, and other habitual or behavioral issues.

To clarify even further: Psychotherapy means the diagnosis and conversational treatment of mental disease. Hypnotism means the use of trance and suggestion to adjust habits of thought, feeling and behavior.