We have started a network of HOPE Coaches, experienced mindful hypnosis practitioners who can help you start to feel better and become more effective, whether you have chronic pain, anxiety, excess stress, weight issues, sleep problems or even medically unexplainable issues .

We have a network of certified and experienced mindful hypnosis HOPE Coaches who are ready to help you in person or online! Click HERE to find one in your area.


HOPE Coaching uses Mindful Hypnosis as a Supplement to Chronic Pain and Illness

The “Pain is in the Brain” is not a new idea for pain management physicians, brain researchers and monks. Just about everyone else misunderstands pain. The FDA’s new prescribing guidelines for opioids has people living with chronic pain and their doctors shaking their heads. HOPE Coaches invite you to consider the benefits and advantages of utilizing self-hypnosis as a supplement to your medical care.

Mind-Body Medicine

It has been a mere 9 years since Newsweek magazine featured the “New Science of Mind and Body” on its cover (9/27/04). This is quite amazing when we consider that the evidence for the mind-body connection has long been well established and is self-evident.

Pain clinicians and doctors who diagnose and treat chronic pain patients are often surprised to learn that hypnosis and self-hypnosis training is empirically supported for subjective pain relief, reducing fears and anxieties, and stress reduction...but they are!

There is a long history of misconceptions about the practice and nature of hypnosis that the media has and continues to perpetuate. As a result, many people believe that being hypnotized means losing control when, in fact, hypnosis is about helping you take control.

What is Mindful Hypnosis?

Mindful hypnosis is a support modality. HOPE Coaches do not diagnose, analyze or treat pain or illness; we do teach you self-help techniques to alter perceptions, beliefs and expectations. These process-focused approaches help you change the way that you react to the everyday stressors in your life and to your painful signals. In addition to enhancing your coping skills and abilities, mindful hypnosis can help you stop smoking, manage weight, or even reduce or eliminate pre-operative fears and post-operative pain.

As you discover pain relief is within your control it leads to a higher quality of life. You will still be getting painful signals but you will be suffering far less. And, as you develop the habit of feeling better your natural tolerance and sensitivities will be likely to re-adjust and you will be actually experiencing less subjective pain. The awareness of how stress and emotions can modulate subjective pain experiences and the self-care tools that we provide offer you the ability to reduce and possibly eliminate suffering.

Reasons to Include Medical Hypnosis in Conventional Pain Management

  • Conventional pharmacological approaches may not be effective when treating chronic pain
  • Pharmacological approaches can be more effective when patients take an active role in their care than pharmacological treatment alone.
  • Mindful hypnosis training can promote self-efficacy and greater independence.
  • Hypnosis can reduce medical and hospital costs

The evidence for the negative health impacts of stress and negative expectations has been well established. Chronic functional pain is often medically unmanageable. Learning and practicing the self-care techniques taught by HOPE Coaches can reduce stress, anxiety and suffering. Mindful hypnosis training can help people living in chronic pain discover that they do have a level of control, thus allowing them to experience more pleasure and satisfaction in life.

What you can expect in a typical hypnosis session?

Sessions begin with an intake/pre-talk that insures you have been evaluated by a licensed health care professional and also explores your beliefs and expectations. HOPE Coaches help you change unhealthy beliefs and manage expectations while suggesting how to get the most out of your session.

HOPE Coaches utilizes an approach that will maximize your experience, teach you mindful hypnosis and give you a post-hypnotic cue for re-entering hypnotic “states”. Lastly, care is taken to reinforce the session by motivating you to practice the self-help techniques you learned.



We have a network of certified and experienced mindful hypnosis HOPE Coaches who are ready to help you in person or online!

Click HERE to find one in your area.