Are you a doctor looking for a hypnotherapist to refer to?


Are your patients suffering from a psychosomatic illness? Or have you heard that hypnotherapy can be effective for a variety of conditions and were doing some research? Scott Jasper is a clinical Hypnotherapist that focuses on one-on-one hypnotherapy sessions. Scott has a speciality in pain management and medical hypnotherapy. He attends training regularly and has trained with a variety of different hypnosis trainers to develop his skills as a hypnotherapist. Scott has a bachelor degree in Psychological Science and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (ICHP). Hypnotherapy has a proven track record working in complementary with doctors to assist in the treatment of some medical conditions. As a hypnotherapist, Scott Jasper has come across many different psychosomatic illnesses and other medical oddities. In Adelaide, hypnotherapy is in growing demand and doctors are now looking for qualified hypnotherapist to assist them. Scott is one of the few hypnotherapists trained by a well-established international school and he is also a professional member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA). Here is a list of medical conditions that Scott is familiar with and the associated literature.


Duodenal ulcer relapse

Colgan, SM, Faragher, EB & Whorwell, PJ 1988, ‘Controlled trial of hypnotherapy in relapse prevention of duodenal ulceration‘, The Lancet, vol. 331, no. 8598, pp.1299-1300.



Peters, SL, Yao, CK, Philpott, H, Yelland, GW, Muir, JG & Gibson, PR 2016, ‘Randomised clinical trial: the efficacy of gut‐directed hypnotherapy is similar to that of the low FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome‘, Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, vol 44, no. 5, pp. 447-459.



General Practice


Ewer, TC & Stewart, DE 1986, ‘Improvements in bronchial hyper-responsiveness in patients with moderate asthma after treatment with a hypnotic technique: A randomized controlled trial’, British Medical Journal of Clinical Research Education, vol. 293, no. 1, pp. 1129-1132.


Anorexia Nervosa

Baker, EL & Nash, MR 1987, ‘Applications of Hypnosis in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa’, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 185-193.


Bulimia Nervosa 

Griffiths, RA, Hadzi‐Pavlovic, D & Channon‐Little, L, 1996, ‘The Short‐Term Follow‐Up Effects of Hypnobehavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa‘, European Eating Disorders Review, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 12-31.


Bed wetting

Edwards, SD & Van der Spuy, HI 1985, ‘Hypnotherapy as a treatment for enuresis‘, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 161-170.


Cystic Fibrosis

Belsky, J & Khanna, P 1994, ‘The effects of self-hypnosis for children with cystic fibrosis: A pilot study’, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 282-292.




Anbar, RD & Slothower, MP 2006, ‘Hypnosis for treatment of insomnia in school-age children: a retrospective chart review‘, BMC pediatrics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1.


Migranes & Headaches

Anderson, JAD, Basker, MA & Dalton, R 1975, ‘Migraine and hypnotherapy’, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, vol. 23, no. 1, pp.48-58.

Hammond, DC 2007, ‘Review of the efficacy of clinical hypnosis with headaches and migraines’, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 207-219.


Nail biting

Wagstaff, GF & Royce, C 1994, ‘Hypnosis and the treatment of nail biting: A preliminary trial’. Contemporary Hypnosis.



Spanos, NP, Stenstrom, RJ & Johnston, JC 1988, ‘Hypnosis, placebo, and suggestion in the treatment of warts‘, Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 109-114.



Acne Excoriee

Hollander MB 1959, ‘Excoriated acne controlled by post-hypnotic suggestion’, Am J Clin Hypn, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 122-123.


Alopecia Areata

Gupta MA, Gupta AK, Watteel GN 1997, ‘Stress and alopecia areata: a psychodermatologic study’, Acta Derm Venereol, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 296-298.


Atopic Dermatitis

Stewart AC, Thomas SE 1995, ‘Hypnotherapy as a treatment for atopic dermatitis in adults and children’, Br J Dermatol, vol. 132, no. 1, pp. 778-783.



Patterson, DR, Everett, JJ, Burns, GL & Marvin, JA 1992, ‘Hypnosis for the treatment of burn pain‘, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 713.


Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma

Mason AA 1952, ‘A case of congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma of Brocq treated by hypnosis’, BMJ, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 422-423.

Wink CAS 1961, ‘Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma treated by hypnosis’, BMJ, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 741-743.

Schneck JM 1966, ‘Hypnotherapy for ichthyosis’, Psychosomatics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 233-235.

Kidd, CB 1966, ‘Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma treated by hypnosis’, Br J Dermatol, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 101-105.



Ewin, DM 1974, ‘Condyloma acuminatum: successful treatment of four cases by hypnosis‘,  American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 73-78.



Twersky, AJ & Naar, R 1974, ‘Hypnotherapy in a case of refractory dermatitis‘,  American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 202-205.



Chakravarty K, Pharoah PDP, Scott DGI, Barker S 1992, ‘Erythromelalgia: the role of hypnotherapy’, Postgrad Med J, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 44-46.



Jabush M 1969, ‘A case of chronic recurring multiple boils treated with hypnotherapy’, Psychiatr Q, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 448-455.



Shenefelt, PD 2000, ‘Hypnosis in dermatology,’  Archives of dermatology, vol. 136, no. 3, pp. 393-399.



Golan HP 1997, ‘The use of hypnosis in the treatment of psychogenic oral pain’, Am J Clin Hypn, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 89-96.


Herpes Simplex

Ullman M 1947, ‘Herpes simplex and second-degree burn induced under hypnosis’, Am J Psychiatry, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 828-830.


Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Schneck JM 1954, ‘Ichthyosis treated with hypnosis’, Dis Nerv Syst, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 211-214.



Kline M 1953, ‘Delimited hypnotherapy: the acceptance of resistance in the treatment of a long-standing neurodermatitis with a sensory-imagery technique, J Clin Exp Hypn, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 18-22.

Sacerdote P 1965, ‘Hypnotherapy in neurodermatitis: a case report’, Am J Clin Hypn, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 249-253.

Collison DR 1972, ‘Medical hypnotherapy’, Med J Aust, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 643-649.

Lehman RE 1978, ‘Brief hypnotherapy of neurodermatitis: a case with four-year followup’, Am J Clin Hypn, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 48-51.



Frankel, FH & Misch, RC 1973, ‘Hypnosis in a case of long-standing psoriasis in a person with character problems‘, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 332-363.

Kantor, SD 1990, ‘Stress and psoriasis’, Cutis, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 321-322.

Winchell, SA & Watts, RA 1988, ‘Relaxation therapies in the treatment of psoriasis and possible pathophysiologic mechanisms’, J Am Acad Dermatol, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 101-104.

Zacharie, R, Oster, H, Bjerring, P & Kragballe, K 1996, ‘Effects of psychologic intervention on psoriasis: a preliminary report‘, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 1008-1115.



Rucklidge, JJ & Saunders, D 1999, ‘Hypnosis in a case of long-standing idiopathic itch‘, Psychosomatic medicine, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 355-358.



Galski TJ 1981, ‘The adjunctive use of hypnosis in the treatment of trichotillomania: a case report’, Am J Clin Hypn, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 198-201.

Rowen, R 1981, ‘Hypnotic age regression in the treatment of a self-destructive habit: trichotillomania’, Am J Clin Hypn, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 195-197.

Barabasz, M 1987, ‘Trichotillomania: a new treatment’, Int J Clin Exp Hypn, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 146-154.



Black S 1963, ‘Inhibition of immediate-type hypersensitivity response by direct suggestion under hypnosis’, BMJ, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 925-929.

Laidlaw, TM, Richardson, DH, Booth, RJ & Large, RG 1994, ‘Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions and hypnosis: problems in methodology’, J Psychosom Res, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 569-580.

Perloff MM & Spiegelman, J 1973, ‘Hypnosis in the treatment of a child’s allergy to dogs’, Am J Clin Hypn, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 269-272.



Hautmann, G & Panconesi, E 1997, ‘Vitiligo: a psychologically influenced and influencing disease’, Clin Dermatol, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 879-890.



Spanos, NP, Stenstrom, RJ & Johnston, JC 1988, ‘Hypnosis, placebo, and suggestion in the treatment of warts‘, Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 109-114.




Wickramasekera, I 1974, ‘Hypnosis and broad-spectrum behavior therapy for blepharospasm: A case study‘, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 201-209.



Holroyd, J & Maguen, E 1989, ‘And so to sleep: hypnotherapy for lagophthalmos‘, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 264-268.




Sokel, B, Christie, D, Kent, A & Lansdown, R 1993, ‘A comparison of hypnotherapy and biofeedback in the treatment of childhood atopic eczema‘, Contemporary Hypnosis, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 145-154.


Rogovik, AL & Goldman, RD 2007, ‘Hypnosis for treatment of pain in children‘, Canadian Family Physician, vol. 53 no. 5, pp. 823-825.



Chronic & Acute Pain

Jensen, MP & Patterson, DR 2014, ‘Hypnotic approaches for chronic pain management: clinical implications of recent research findings’, American Psychologist, vol. 69, no. 2, pp.167.

Patterson, DR & Jensen, MP 2003, ‘Hypnosis and clinical pain’, Psychological Bulletin, vol. 129, no. 4, pp. 495-521.



Derbyshire, SW, Whalley, MG & Oakley, DA 2009, ‘Fibromyalgia pain and its modulation by hypnotic and non‐hypnotic suggestion: An fMRI analysis’, European Journal of Pain, vol. 13, no. 5, pp.542-550.

Haanen, HC, Hoenderdos, HT, Van Romunde, LK, Hop, WCJ, Mallee, C, Terwiel, JP & Hekster, GB 1991, ‘Controlled trial of hypnotherapy in the treatment of refractory fibromyalgia’, The Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 18, no. 1, pp.72-75.

Picard, P, Jusseaume, C, Boutet, M, Dualé, C, Mulliez, A & Aublet-Cuvellier, B 2013, ‘Hypnosis for management of fibromyalgia’, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, vol. 61, no. 1, pp.111-123.


Hip or knee osteoarthritis

Gay, MC, Philippot, P & Luminet, O 2002, ‘Differential effectiveness of psychological interventions for reducing osteoarthritis pain: A comparison of Erickson hypnosis and Jacobson relaxation’, European Journal of Pain, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-16.


Persistent Idiopathic Orofacial Pain (PIOP)

Abrahamsen, R, Baad-Hansen, L & Svensson, P 2008, ‘Hypnosis in the management of persistent idiopathic orofacial pain–clinical and psychosocial findings’, Pain, vol. 136, no. 1, pp.44-52.


Lower Back Pain

Crasilneck, HB 1979, ‘Hypnosis in the control of chronic low back pain’, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, vol. 22, no. 2, pp.71-78.



Nauseas and hyperemesis

Lyles, JN, Burish, TG, Krozely, MG, & Oldham, RK 1982, ‘Efficacy of relaxation training and guided imagery in reducing the aversiveness of cancer chemotherapy‘, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 509-524.




Simon, EP & Lewis, DM 2000, ‘Medical hypnosis for temporomandibular disorders: treatment efficacy and medical utilization outcome‘, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, vol. 90, no. 1, pp. 54-63.

Somer, E 1991, ‘Hypnotherapy in the treatment of the chronic nocturnal use of a dental splint prescribed for bruxism‘, International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 145-154.


Hyper Sensitive Gag Reflex

Noble, S 2002, ‘The management of blood phobia and a hypersensitive gag reflex by hypnotherapy: a case report‘, Dental update, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 70-74.


Tension Headaches

Hammond, DC 2007, ‘Review of the efficacy of clinical hypnosis with headaches and migraines‘, Intl. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 207-219.


Dental Phobia

Facco, E, Zanette, G & Casiglia, E 2014, ‘The role of hypnotherapy in dentistry‘, SAAD digest, vol. 30, no. 1 pp. 3-6.


Trigeminal Neuralgia

Gurian, B 1985, ‘Trigeminal neuralgia: management of two cases with hypnotherapy‘, Anesthesia progress, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 206.


Further Notes

There are many medical conditions that hypnotherapy can be effective for. If there is a condition that is not on the list, as long as it has a major psychological component, give Scott a call on 0413 110 170 to discuss and he can do some further research.