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Learn more about clinical hypnosis and discover resources from our expert faculty.

Resources from our Faculty

Andrew Barnes, M.D.

  • Barnes, A. & Kohen, D. (2006). Clinical hypnosis as an effective adjunct in the care of pediatric inpatients. J.Pediatrics, October. Volume 149, Issue 4, 563–565.

Howard H. Hall, Ph.D. PsyD

  • Hall, H., Chiarucci, K., & Berman, B. (1992). Self-regulation and assessment approaches for vaso-occlusive pain management for pediatric sickle cell anemia patients. International Journal of Psychosomatics, 39(1-4), 28-33.

  • Anbar, R.D. & Hall, H.R. (2004). Childhood habit cough treated with self-hypnosis. J Pediatrics, 144:213-7.

  • Hall, H. & Olness, K. (2014). Hypnosis, imagery, self-regulation and immune activity. In C. Schubert (Ed.). Psychoneuroimmunology and psychotherapy. 2nd. Edition. Germany: Schattauer-Verlag.

Pamela Kaiser, Ph.D., CPNP

  • Kaiser, P., Kohen, D., Brown, M. Kajander, R. & Barnes, A. (2018). Integrating Pediatric Hypnosis with Complementary Modalities: Clinical Perspectives on Personalized Treatment Children5(8), 108;

  • Kaiser, P. (2014). Childhood anxiety and psychophysiological reactivity: Hypnosis to build discrimination and self-regulation skills. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Special Issue: Anxiety and Hypnosis, 56: 343-367.

  • Kaiser, P. (2011) Childhood anxiety, worry and fear: Individualizing hypnosis goals and suggestions for self-regulation. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Special Issue: Pediatric Hypnosis, 54:1,16-31.

  • Kaiser, P. (2017). Anxiety in Children and Teens. In Elkins, G.R. (Ed.) Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues. Chapt 53, pp 477-484. Springer Publishing Company.

  • Kaiser, P. (2014). Childhood anxiety and psychophysiologic reactivity; Hypnosis to build discrimination and self-regulation skills. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 56(4);343-367.

Daniel P. Kohen, M.D.

  • Kohen, D., Kaiser, P., & Olness, K. (2017). State-of-the-Art Pediatric Hypnosis Training: Remodeling Curriculum and Refining Faculty Development. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Volume 59, 292-310. Issue 3: Exploring, Evolving and Refining Hypnosis Education

  • Kohen, D.P. & Kaiser, P. (2014). Clinical hypnosis with children and adolescents—What? Why? How?: Origins, applications, and efficacy. Children 2014, 1, 74-98; doi:10.3390/children1020074

  • Kohen, D.P., & Olness, K.N. (2011). Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with Children (4th ed). Routledge Publications.

  • Kohen, D.P., Olness, K.N., Colwell, S., & Heimel, A. (1984). The use of relaxation/mental imagery (self-hypnosis) in the management of 505 pediatric behavioral encounters. J Dev Behav Pediatr, 1: 21-25.

  • Friedrichsdorf S.J., Kohen DP. (2018). Integration of hypnosis into pediatric palliative care. Annals of Palliative Medicine doi: 10.21037/apm.2017.05.02

  • Kohen, D.P. (2010). Long-term follow-up of self-hypnosis training for recurrent headaches: What the children say. Int J Clin Exp Hypn, 58(4):417-32.

  • Kohen, D.P. (2017). Nail Biting. In Elkins, G.R. (Ed.) Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues. Chap 34, pp 321-325. Springer Publishing Company.

  • Kohen, D.P. (2018). So, what am I supposed to DO about these headaches that keep coming?! in Jensen, M.P. (Ed) Hypnosis for Chronic Pain: Favorite Strategies of Master Clinicians Chapter 14, pp 276-299. Denny Creek Press, Kirkland, WA 98033

  • Kohen, D.P. (1997). Teaching children with asthma to help themselves with relaxation/mental imagery (self-hypnosis). In Matthews, W.J. & Edgette, J.H. (Eds.). Current Thinking and Research in Brief Therapy: Solutions, Strategies, Narratives. pp: 169-191, New York: Brunner/Mazel.

  • Kohen, D.P. , Mahowald, M.W., and Rosen, G.R. (1992). Sleep-terror disorder in children: The role of self-hypnosis in management. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 34:233-244.

  • Kohen, D.P. (1995). Ericksonian communication and hypnotic strategies in the management of tics and Tourette syndrome in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome. In Lankton SR Zeig JK (eds.) Difficult Contexts for Therapy – Ericksonian Monographs 10:117-142, New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Leora Kuttner, Ph.D.

  • Friedrichsdorf, S.J., Kuttner, L., Westendorp, K., & McCarty, R. (2010). Integrative Pediatric Palliative Care. In T. Culbert, K. Olness (Eds.), Integrative Pediatrics, p. 569-593. London: Oxford University Press.

  • Kuttner, L. Pain- An integrative approach. In A. Goldman, R. Hain, & S. Liben (Eds.). (2006). Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children. New York: Oxford University Press, p.332-341.

  • Kuttner, L. & Catchpole, R. E. H. (2014). Development matters: Hypnosis with children (pp. 25-44). In L. I. Sugarman & W. C. Wester (Eds.), Therapeutic Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents, 2nd edition. Williston, VT, USA: Crown House

  • Kuttner, L. (2009). Treating pain, anxiety and sleep disorders with children and adolescents. In D.C. Brown (Ed.), Advances in the use of hypnosis in medicine, dentistry, pain prevention and management. CT: Crown House Publishers.

  • Kuttner, L. (2010). A Child in Pain: What Health Professionals can do to Help. Bath UK. & Connect. USA. Crown House Publishing.

  • Kuttner, L. (2018). The Pain Switch for Teens with Complex Pain. In: Jensen, M. (ed.) (2018). Hypnosis for chronic pain management: Favorite methods of Master Clinicians. Denny Creek Press, Kirkland WA, USA. p.256-276.

Jeffrey Lazarus, M.D.

  • Lazarus, J. (2017). Enuresis. In Elkins, G.R. (Ed.) Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues. Chapt 24, pp 225-234. Springer Publishing Company.

  • Lazarus, J.E. & Klein, S. (2010). Non-pharmacological treatment of tics in Tourette Syndrome with videotape training in self-hypnosis. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 31:6, 498-504.

Lisa Lombard, Ph.D.

  • Lombard, L., & Milling, L. S. (2023). Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents. In L. Milling (Ed.), Evidence-based practice in clinical hypnosis. American Psychological Association.

  • Lombard, L. & Lyons, L. Using hypnosis with children: Creating and delivering effective interventions by Lyons, Lynn. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 2017 Jan; 59(3): 321-322.

Karen Olness, M.D.

  • Olness, K.N. & Gardner, G.G. (1978). Some guidelines for uses of hypnotherapy in pediatrics. Pediatrics, 62:228

  • Hall, H. & Olness, K. (2014). Hypnosis, imagery, self-regulation and immune activity. In C. Schubert (Ed.). Psychoneuroimmunology and psychotherapy. 2nd. Edition ( ). Germany: Schattauer-Verlag.

  • Olness, K., MacDonald, J.T.,& Uden, D.L. (1987). Comparison of self-hypnosis and propranolol in the treatment of juvenile classic migraine. Pediatrics, 79(4):59

  • Olness, K.N. & Libbey, P. (1987). Unrecognized biologic bases of behavioral symptoms in patients referred for hypnotherapy. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 30:1.

Robert Pendergrast, Jr. M.D.

  • Pendergrast, R. Jr. (2017). Incorporating Hypnosis into Pediatric Clinical Encounters. Children 2017,4(3), 18; doi:10.3390/children4030018

Laurence I. Sugarman, MD, FAAP, ABMH

  • Hope, A.E. & Laurence I. Sugarman, L.I. (2015). Orienting Hypnosis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 57:3, 212-229, DOI: 10.1080/00029157.2014.976787

For purchase please contact each distributor indicated by the links. NPHTI is not involved in promotion, sales, or collection regarding these products.

Kaiser, P.  (2016). Working Hypnotically with Children and Teens. Online Webinar (60-min.).

Kaiser, P. (2013). Childhood Anxiety, Fear and Worries: Individualizing Hypnosis for Self-Regulation. Michael Yapko’s 2013 Online Webinar Series: The Heads & Tales of Clinical Hypnosis:  Candid Conversations with the Experts. 


Kohen, Daniel P. (2021). Interview by Ben Furman, M.D., (Finland) – topics focused on Behavioral Medicine, Child Psychiatry, Bed Wetting, Habits,  Rapport. Accessible on You Tube:


Kuttner, L. (2013). Dancing with Pain. DVD. Youth with Chronic Pain. (20 min.)">


Kuttner, L. (2003). Making Every Moment Count Documentary (38 min.) Co-production with The National Film Board of Canada. 1-800-267-7710


Kuttner, L.  “No Fears, No Tears” (29mins). DVD available from  email:  US or Canada: 1-800-331-1533 x 3 or Crown House Publishing at 


Kuttner, L.  “No Fears, No Tears 13 years later: Children coping with pain” (46 mins).  DVD available:  email:; or, Crown House Publishing at 


Lazarus, J. (2014). “Keeping the Bed Dry.” Video (44 min.) designed for families as a comprehensive program that incorporates medical hypnosis to treat nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting). 


Sugarman, L.I. (2006). “Hypnosis in pediatric practice: Imaginative medicine in action.”  (70 min.) DVD and booklet. Carmarthen, Wales: Crown House Publishing. 


Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Caillat sing "Belly Breathe" with Elmo. (2:25 min.) FREE.


Thomas, J.  (2017). Project Director, Primary Consultant: “You Are The Boss Of Your Brain: Learning How to Manage Pain During Medical Procedures” (13 min.) Produced by Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. FREE.

Other Hypnosis Training

These sites offer additional reliable information about clinical hypnosis (for adults) for health professionals, families, and patients.


Training and Certification

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) —  

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation — 

Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) — 

The International Society of Hypnosis (ISH) —

The Society of Psychological Hypnosis – APA Division 30 —

The European Society of Hypnosis (ESH) — 

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) — 

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. — 

Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH) —  


Information for Caregivers and Children

Hypnosis: Your Child: University of Michigan Health System — 

Understanding Hypnosis (via F. Ralph Berberich, MD) — 

How Does Medical Hypnosis Work? (via Jeff Lazarus, MD) —

Information for Parents: What is Hypnosis and Why Use Hypnosis? (via Ran Anbar, MD) —!information-for-parents/c1uuw  


Note: NPHTI is not responsible for the creation or content of information on the foregoing websites. Readers are encouraged to contact the individual clinicians for questions about anything on their respective websites.

NPHTI Listserv

NPHTI Listserv Goal
Our Listserv is a supportive forum in which NPHTI faculty and our past workshop attendees are able to refine, define, and shine a light on the practice of pediatric clinical hypnosis for and with one another. It’s the ongoing “workshop” of our everyday clinical and hypnosis experiences and a place to bring questions, successes, and pearls of wisdom. It’s amazingly empowering to have a large array of colleagues and friends on six continents ready, able, and willing to collaborate and congratulate. Connection and consultation with our community is just an email away! Sharing with each other expands our mutual knowledge and experience; promotes reflection, continued education, and growth; and ultimately maximizes the service that we provide to our patients, clients, and their families.

NPHTI Listserv Membership
This is a closed Google group listserv, i.e. membership and posting is by invitation only. Membership is limited to NPHTI graduates and faculty, all SDBP (Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics) Pediatric Hypnosis Workshop alumni, and selected other workshops with comparable pediatric hypnosis training approved by NPHTI. Invitations are sent out to our workshop attendees shortly after completion of their first workshop with us. We find that limiting the membership to those who have trained with us allows for an understanding of our shared clinical philosophy and high quality discourse.

If you attended any of these workshops and are not yet a member of this Listserv, please contact our NPHTI Listserv Manager, Adam Keating, M.D. He can be contacted by submitting your request after clicking on the following link:

Once a NPHTI Listserv member, please be sure to read the Guidelines for Posting Messages on the NPHTI Google site as well as other helpful hints sent to you. 

The following link is for those who are already members:

For more detailed support, YouTube also offers some excellent tutorials for the use of Google Groups.

Listserv History
Coinciding with our inaugural 2010 NPHTI Workshops in Minneapolis NPHTI’s Listserv was launched. During the 2002 Advanced Pediatric Hypnosis Workshop (at that time, sponsored by the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics-SDBP, Seattle), the trainees created the first pediatric hypnosis listserv, called the Pediatric Guerilla Hypnosis listserv. The intention was to provide a forum for dialogue among faculty and clinicians around the world with advanced pediatric hypnosis training and a commitment to excellence in the utilization of pediatric hypnosis and hypnotherapy with children, youth, and families.

Bob Deutsch, PhD, a NPHTI Faculty member, was our initial (and outstanding!) manager. He continued leadership and guidance as the workshops transitioned from SDBP to NPHTI. Andy Barnes, MD, another member of the NPHTI Faculty family, was Bob’s successor. Andy provided stellar management of the Listserv from 2012 to 2019. Adam Keating, MD, also a NPHTI Faculty member, took the helm in 2019 and the NPHTI listserv remains in great hands.

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