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One of the most difficult things to witness is a child in pain. Whether your kid suffers from occasional tummy aches, is recovering from a broken limb or is enduring a more serious injury or illness, you are likely looking for ways to help alleviate their suffering. Pain medications can help but when used with developing brains and nervous systems, are often difficult to calibrate and side effects can be problematic.

Many parents are looking for answers that will augment their child’s medical team’s recommendations – Mindful Hypnosis provides those answers in quick and easy-to-do techniques that take advantage of a kid’s natural inclination toward imaginative play. Kelley, with her many years of pediatric hypnosis experience, collects a wide range of recipes that both adults and kids will enjoy using.

Mindful Hypnosis, the practical use of harnessed and focused attention, employs both conscious and subconscious thought processes to elicit change in perception. Changing the way your child thinks about their pain experience changes the way they feel. People who feel better...heal better. Kids are people, too!

Both adults and kids will find the contents of this book useful in helping them gain comfort from pain, stress and anxiety.


2017 Recipient of Excellence in Literature: Melissa and I received the Pen & Quill Award from the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association for this book!

Hypnosis is an effective and positive approach that changes the mind to change the body. Recipient of the 2017 Pen & Quill Award from the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association, Kelley T. Woods draws from her fifteen years of professional hypnosis practice, providing insights, guidelines and processes that will enable you, at practically any experience level, to help your hypnosis and coaching clients comfortably lose undesired excess weight. 

This concise guide offers clear and easy-to-apply approaches to:

·        Motivate your clients

·        Conquer emotional eating

·        Change food preferences

·        Promote your client’s level of self-care

·        Deal with setbacks

“Patter Boxes” contain specific language patterns and are sprinkled throughout the book, expanding opportunities to employ effective ideas for change. Proven successful scripts are also provided along with tips for developing your own creative imagery and suggestions.


Nathan Welch, an innovative child and family therapist, and Kelley T. Woods, a passionate pediatric hypnotist, meld their unique backgrounds and experience in this creative and practical guide to helping children.

Applying principles of Contextual Hypnosis, this book clearly explains how to utilize narrative therapy and other mindful-based approaches such as ACT, along with how to practice in a systemic manner. With Secrets of the River, the authors take pediatric therapy and hypnosis to a modern place that is in sync with today’s children and families.

Integrative Hypnosis for Kids and Teens

This is brilliant. What a generous book. Tiers and Woods spill ALL their clinical secrets while teaching tons about brain science along the way. Makes you want to find the nearest kid and start playing for change! And shhhh, don't tell, but these techniques are completely adaptable for use with us grown ups. - Joanne Ahola, M.D., P.C Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,Weill Cornell Medical College,Medical Director Emeritus, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights


New from two award winning and best-selling authors comes a book destined to be the definitive guide to helping kids change!

Integrative Hypnosis for Kids and Teens is a treasure trove of information, insights and creative approaches to helping kids change a wide variety of issues. Drawing on years of experience in helping children overcome challenges, Melissa and Kelley offer a wide range of effective and easy-to-apply solutions based on the latest research in neuroscience, embodied cognition and mind-body medicine. You'll learn how to empower kids to rewire their brains and take control of their emotions, habits, and futures. All while having fun!

This book covers a wide range of interventions, integrating clinical hypnosis, neuro-linguistic psychology, narrative therapy and practical neuroscience. You will learn how to use hypnotic phenomenon and engage kids in therapeutic play to change the whole dynamic of your work, sitting in on actual sessions with kids and teens of all ages that address:

Anxiety and Fears * Focus and Concentration * Changing Habits * Pain Control * Sports Performance * Trauma Relief  * Co-Creating Therapeutic Metaphors

And much more! This book promises to give you everything you need to know to open your practice to the population that needs you the most.

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Through the ages, laughter has supported wellness and made us feel good. Now, thanks to modern research and the global health craze of laughter yoga, we know exactly why. Laughing, even on purpose and without jokes, creates significant changes in both the mind and body.

In Laughter for the Health of It, mind/body experts Dave Berman and Kelley Woods put this understanding in the context of their work as professional hypnotists. The result is a book that will teach you how to exercise your laugh muscles with easy-to-use techniques specifically designed for older adults, children, and anyone suffering challenges such as chronic pain, anxiety, grief, depression and sleep problems.


“If laughter is the best medicine, then this book is the pharmacy.” - Melissa Tiers, Author of Integrative Hypnosis and Keeping the Brain in Mind

“Woods and Berman have spanned the gap between laughter and hypnosis so brilliantly that one wonders why there was a gap in the first place.” - James Hazlerig, MA,CHP, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Austin, TX

“A fascinating and practical exploration of the healing power of laughter and hypnosis. This little gem of a book will be a vital resource to all who wants to uplift themselves and others! - Kathleen Krauss, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Arcata, CA

“Laughter for the Health of It is filled with tools and resources to facilitate our clients to gain control over their mood and physical states. I highly recommend Laughter for the Health of It and believe that it should be required reading for all health and wellness professionals.” - Roger Moore, CHt

“This book is not only a fun read but it is a great resource to add to your library.” - Stephanie C. Conkle, B.A., C.C.H., N.L.P.

Hypnotic Women is a compendium of diverse and original contributions from 57 female hypnosis practitioners, serving up a broad spectrum of over 80 creative recipes that have been tested in professional settings.

Approaches for helping a client build self-esteem, achieve success, move past stress and anxiety, improve sleep and even ameliorate the negative effects of a full moon are contained in this collaborative book.

The female perspective in the application of hypnosis is immense: intuitive inclinations combined with life experience provide Hypnotic Women the ability to not only intimately reach clients, but to also guide them to places where healing and transformation occur.

This book will provide readers, both male and female, with fresh ideas for helping hypnosis clients. All profits generated from the sale of this book go to a Hypnotic Women scholarship fund to further education in the field of hypnosis.

Experienced hypnotists Michael Ellner, Kelley T. Woods and Alan Barsky have designed their HOPE COACHing program to help practitioners empower chronically suffering clients. HOPE Coaches do not diagnose, analyze or fix their clients, but they do use a unique and effective “mindful hypnosis” approach proven to help promote feeling better, healing faster and being more effective.

This guide will help prepare hypnosis practitioners to take their work to the next level – helping clients who have come to them in desperation and showing them that HOPE is Realistic!

Getting married is rated as one of the top ten stressful events in a person’s life. Brides in particular are vulnerable to a variety of details and pressures that result in increased stress, anxiety, loss of sleep and other detrimental influences on physical and emotional health. The Wedding Whisperers provide answers to these problems in this DIY guide for improving a bride’s wedding experience.

Based on over a decade of hypnotically helping people deal with challenges in life, Kelley T. Woods offers creative and easy-to-use approaches that will help brides get the most out of this very special time. The hypnosis and mindfulness techniques contained in this book are safe, side-effect free and based on current bio-plasticity research that shows how easy it is to change the way we think and respond to life events.

Hope is Realistic!Treating patients with chronic pain just got easier with this guide for physicians. Created by two experienced medical hypnotists who use evidence-based models in their own practices, this book contains practical mind-body approaches to enhance conventional pain management.

Educating patients about the relationship between the sensations they feel and how they feel about them can help doctors help chronic pain patients gain a sense of control and some relief. Mindfully helping chronic pain patients shift from feeling like helpless victims to hopeful, active participants in managing their pain reduces suffering, increases effectiveness of medical treatments and promotes health, healing and well being.

Combining their unique elements of Mindful Hypnosis along with Don's demonstrated Hyperempiria and the BEST ME Technique (which are included in the second edition of the American Psychological Association's Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis), Woods and Gibbons have created Virtual Reality Hypnosis - an approach that helps you to transcend a wide variety of everyday challenges and problems, creating lasting positive changes. With decades of experience, these two creative artists of suggestion provide methods for quickly and easily enabling you to take a transformative virtual journey to a parallel or alternate Universe, and return a much better person than you were before you left! Bonus: Readers of this book will find a web link to a Virtual Reality Hypnosis audio recording the authors created, enabling them to have a first-hand experience of a Journey to the Multiverse.  BUY FROM AMAZON