Jeffrey Lazarus, MD, FAAP is a board-certified, Stanford-trained pediatrician in Menlo Park, CA specializing in the use of medical hypnosis for children, adolescents, and young adults to treat issues that are not effectively managed with traditional medicine.
He is one of only 8 pediatricians and one of 52 medical doctors in the U.S. certified as an Approved Consultant by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Dr. Lazarus combines more than 25 years of general pediatrics with specialized training and a fourteen-year medical hypnosis practice.
More on Clinical Hypnosis Therapy
Hypnosis therapy is a widely used and greatly effective therapy technique that uses the power of the patient’s mind to treat, manage, and/or cure various conditions. The routines and associated “mind control” acts one may be familiar with outside of a medical setting, most often associated with a stage performance or TV show, poorly represent the results a certified hypnotherapist can achieve.
Treatable Conditions with Clinical Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis therapy can help with many different conditions that include bedwetting, anxiety, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, tics (with and without Tourette syndrome), and more. Hypnosis for insomnia, for example, has been researched by several different studies and proven to be one of the most effective treatments for the condition.
A clinical hypnosis session starts with identifying the patient’s specific goal. Then, the patient is led through a series of guided imagery/visualization exercises that leave him or her feeling safe, relaxed, and alert. Once this open-to-change state is reached, he or she will be encouraged to create individualized strategies and build skills to prevent or better control his or her challenges.
Dr. Lazarus begins by talking with the parents with a 30-40 minute telephone call at no charge. During this screening phone conversation, Dr. Lazarus determines if the child is motivated and if Dr. Lazarus is the right clinician for the patient.
Success Story: Medical Hypnosis for Cough Tic
15-year old Matt suffered from a recurrent coughing tic. After many unsuccessful medications and other treatments, Matt learned self-hypnosis from Dr. Jeffrey E. Lazarus in Palo Alto, CA.