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Natural Awakenings Tampa Florida

Hypnosis: Medicine of the Mind

When local hypnotherapist Patricia V. Scott began her hypnosis career in 1992, there were few schools that emphasized the medical side of hypnosis. It is said, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears,” and so Scott’s did. Dr. Michael Preston, author of Hypnosis: Medicine of the Mind, was teaching in Phoenix, Arizona; Scott spent much time there over the next 10 years.

Fast forward to 2020. Scott has taken all her training with Preston and other great teachers, combined with 28 years’ experience in hypnotherapy and NLP, and now teaches Hypnosis and Medical Hypnotherapy for the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) and International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT). A Life Fellow with IMDHA, Scott developed a Medical Hypnotherapy Specialty Certification training, now an approved course. She partnered with local psychologist, Dr. Eric Rosen, who made valuable contributions to this program.

Since 1992, Scott has used hypnosis instead of anesthesia for all her dental work (surgery, bone grafts, crowns, etc.), post-surgery pain and healing, and to stay calm and keep her immune system strong during this most recent challenge, coronavirus.

Medical Hypnotherapy Specialty Certification starts May 2 and Hypnosis International Certification starts May 30. Depending on coronavirus, these trainings may be totally “virtual” on Zoom. Life is about flexibility; Scott says she will do whatever is necessary to continue offering these valued trainings.

For more information and registration, call 727-943-5003 or visit