Hypnosis Health Info
Hypnosis Health Info is a place to learn, discuss ideas, ask questions and to share successes and even failures.
The information provided comes from many sources, primarily from Roger Moore, a Medical Hypnotherapist online worldwide. This site also features articles and contributions by other hypnotherapists from around the country.
Roger Moore is a
Weight Loss Expert
Roger was overweight and at times obese for more than forty years. In 1996, he released 120 pounds and has kept it off ever since thanks to weight loss hypnosis, healthy eating, and exercise. He became passionate about helping others to lose weight and most importantly keep it off.
His Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss program has helped hundreds of people to make the lifestyle changes to lose weight and most importantly live their life, Slender For Life™. Roger is the author of the award-winning book, Becoming Slender For Life and has more than nine and one-half hours of supporting weight loss hypnosis recordings.
He has successfully completed Dr. John McDougall’s Starch Solution Certification and is authorized to teach the program. Roger has also taught at the Dr. McDougall Health & Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California.
Mike lost 31 pounds with Slender for Life™
“Mike knew that he could not depend on will power to lose weight and keep it off. Self-hypnosis made the difference. My book, Becoming Slender For Life and its hypnosis MP3s, along with his individual hypnotherapy sessions, provided Mike with the plant-based nutrition information and hypnosis tools that allowed him to safely and healthfully lose weight.”
Hypnosis for Parkinson’s Disease
Roger’s commitment to assisting individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and related conditions stems from his personal experience with his grandfather, who had Parkinsonism. For over 25 years, he has been teaching people hypnosis skills to address various symptoms associated with the condition. These skills include calming tremors, reducing rigidity, improving gait and stability, enhancing speech, and alleviating fears and anxiety.
Since 2020, Roger has actively engaged with the Parkinson’s Resource Organization (PRO) and has become a vetted member of its Wellness Village. He has spoken to PRO groups in Southern California on numerous occasions, both in person and now online. Starting in 2021, Roger has taken on the role of leading a monthly Mindfulness Focused Group for PRO, where he facilitates sessions centered around mindfulness techniques specifically tailored to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.
Through his involvement with PRO, Roger continues to support and empower individuals affected by Parkinson’s, providing them with valuable tools to manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being.
Hypnosis for Cancer Specialist
Roger began supporting people living with cancer in 1997, and for more than nine years offered cancer support groups and worked with individuals at the Peninsula Cancer Center in Poulsbo, WA.
In his role as a representative of Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club), he has conducted various sessions on hypnosis and other mindfulness techniques for cancer support groups across Puget Sound. These sessions aim to provide support and guidance to individuals affected by cancer. In addition to in-person sessions, he now offers online support to Cancer Pathways clients through both live and recorded sessions. This allows him to reach a wider audience and provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
Due to his expertise, Roger frequently receives calls and referrals from oncologists who seek his hypnosis support for their cancer patients. He is recognized for teaching the skills of cancer hypnosis to many other professional hypnotherapists, further expanding the reach and impact of his knowledge and techniques.
Pain Control Specialist
Due to congenital neck and back issues, as well as experiencing numerous injuries throughout his life, including being hit by a car while riding his bike, Roger has gained firsthand experience with physical pain. As a result, he has developed significant expertise in using hypnotic techniques for pain control. In fact, he has been able to effectively utilize hypnosis as an alternative to using medications like oxycodone to manage his pain.
Furthermore, Roger’s dedication to enhancing his knowledge and skills in this area is evident through his attendance at several specialized training courses focused on hypnosis for pain control. These courses have equipped him with additional techniques, insights, and strategies to effectively address and alleviate pain through hypnosis.
By leveraging his skills in hypnosis, Roger is able to induce a state of deep relaxation and heightened focus, allowing him to modify his perception of pain and alleviate discomfort. Hypnotic pain control techniques can empower individuals to tap into their own internal resources and utilize their mind-body connection to manage pain more effectively.
Research has indicated that hypnosis can be effective in reducing pain intensity, decreasing the need for pain medication, and improving overall pain control. It has been used successfully in various contexts, including acute pain, chronic pain, and procedural pain.
Pain Management Specialists refer their patients to him. Roger’s clients frequently master the self-hypnosis pain control skills to reduce or even eliminate physical pain in just a few sessions.
Hypnosis for Autoimmune Disease
Early in his career as a Medical Hypnotherapist, Roger noticed a common thread among his weight loss clients—they often also dealt with various autoimmune diseases. As he taught his clients hypnosis techniques for weight loss, he began to receive feedback that their symptoms of autoimmune diseases were also improving.
Recognizing the potential benefits, Roger started employing these hypnosis techniques for a wide range of autoimmune diseases. Over time, his expertise and success in using hypnosis for autoimmune diseases gained recognition on a global scale. He became widely known as an expert in hypnosis for autoimmune diseases.
By applying hypnosis techniques, Roger was able to tap into the power of the mind-body connection and assist his clients in managing their autoimmune conditions. While the specific techniques used may vary depending on the individual and the particular autoimmune disease, the overall approach aimed to reduce symptoms, promote relaxation, alleviate stress, and enhance overall well-being.
Roger’s dedication to helping individuals with autoimmune diseases through hypnosis has contributed to his global reputation as an expert in the field. His work has provided hope and relief for many individuals who struggle with the challenges of autoimmune conditions.
Hypnosis for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Early in his career as a Medical Hypnotherapist, someone at the gym asked Roger if hypnosis could help his mother who had Alzheimer’s. Roger’s response was, “I don’t know – but I’m willing to try.” A few days later, Roger met the man at his mother’s home. Before arriving, Roger found out that the mother’s favorite music was Big Band and so he came prepared with a Big Band CD.
The mother had severe cognitive decline, was bedridden, and rarely spoke. Roger chatted with the mother and her son for a few minutes and began playing the Big Band music. The mother brightened up and hummed and sang to the music.
Taking advantage of this response, Roger started providing hypnotic suggestions to her while the music played, focusing on inducing calmness, relaxation, a sense of safety, and improved sleep.
Three days later, the son excitedly called Roger, exclaiming that it was a miracle. He explained that his mother had been notably calm, relaxed, and free from episodes of screaming, in addition to experiencing better sleep. Roger continued meeting with the mother and son on a weekly basis over the next couple of months until her death. The son consistently reported that his mother no longer experienced the terrifying bouts she had before the initial session.
For several years, Roger kept looking for any research on hypnosis for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Sadly there weren’t any. Then, in 2007, Roger found a study from England by Simon Duff, PHD; and Daniel Nightingale, Ph.D., Alternative Approaches to Supporting Individuals With Dementia. This study provided empirical data demonstrating the important contribution hypnosis can make in improving the quality of life of individuals with dementia.
In 2016, Roger completed his training with Daniel Nightingale, Ph.D., and was certified in Hypnotherapy for People Living with a Neurocognitive Disorder.
He continues to offer hypnosis as a therapeutic option for individuals with dementia and has also taught Hypnotherapy for Dementia to other hypnosis professionals at major hypnosis conferences, spreading his knowledge and expertise in this area.
Hypnotherapy for End-of-Life
Through his work at the Peninsula Cancer Center, Roger had clients who were dying. He used hypnosis to help them overcome fears and anxieties, reduce pain, and to help them live with hope and joy in each moment that they had left in this life.
Roger created a safe place for people to talk about their impending death, to be angry with God, and to find peace and forgiveness for themselves and with the people in their life. End-of-life choices and medical decisions have complex psychological and social components, ramifications, and consequences. These decisions are stressful and have a significant impact on suffering and the quality of living and dying. Medical end-of-life decisions are often the most challenging for terminally ill people and those who care about them. Each of these decisions should ideally be considered in terms of the relief of suffering and the values and beliefs of the person who is dying and his or her family.
In 2018, Roger was certified as an End-of-Life Doulagiver. He and Kelley T. Woods created an End-of-Life Hypnosis Certification training that is still available online.
Roger has also presented both live and online at the Beautiful Dying Expo on several occasions.
Roger’s dedication to helping individuals in their final stages of life exemplifies his commitment to promoting comfort, peace, and a sense of meaning during this profound transition.
Hypnosis for Stress and Anxiety
Roger knows that if you have a pulse, you experience stress and anxiety in your life, especially if you are living with illness and disease. Roger teaches his clients to access their subconscious mind and make positive changes in their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so that they can reframe negative thought patterns, cultivate a sense of calm and confidence, and develop effective coping mechanisms.
He empowers his clients with self-hypnosis techniques to manage their stress and anxiety on an ongoing basis. This self-empowerment aspect enables individuals to take an active role in their own well-being and maintain a sense of control over their emotions and responses, and in fact, their life.
Through the integration of neuroplasticity techniques in his hypnotherapy sessions, Roger provides clients with practical tools to create lasting positive change. By rewiring the brain through consistent practice, individuals can experience enhanced emotional well-being, improved stress management, and a greater sense of balance in their lives.
Roger is the creator of Orange Blossom, a free 27-minute MP3 hypnosis download for stress reduction. Since its inception in 2008, it has had thousands (the counter broke at 103,000 several years ago) of downloads worldwide. It is used in oncology centers, surgical centers, and dental offices. Most weeks Roger receives at least one email from an Orange Blossom listener telling him, they sleep with him every night.
The continued popularity and impact of Orange Blossom reflect the value of accessible and effective hypnosis resources in supporting individuals in their journey toward stress reduction and improved well-being.
Relationship with Self
Now, Roger Moore uses hypnosis to help you to create a healthy and loving relationship with yourself.
Roger’s counseling journey began in the 1960s when he volunteered at an all-night overdose and suicide prevention hotline, providing vital support to those in crisis. In 1974, he obtained certification as a drug and alcohol addiction counselor, receiving training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis under the guidance of renowned professionals Virginia Satir and Muriel James. Additionally, he pursued training in chemical dependency at the Vern Johnson Institute.
In 1996, Roger earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, further expanding his counseling expertise. For many years, he offered individual and relationship counseling, providing valuable guidance and support to his clients. During this time, he became known as the “counselor’s counselor”, serving clergy members from various faiths, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, medical doctors, and fellow hypnosis professionals. His ability to assist and guide individuals from diverse professional backgrounds speaks to the breadth of his knowledge and skill.
For 27 years, he was a Certified Counselor in the State of Washington. While Roger no longer sees traditional counseling clients, he continues to incorporate his counseling expertise into his hypnosis sessions. By integrating counseling skills with hypnotherapy, he offers a holistic approach that addresses both the conscious and subconscious aspects of a person’s well-being.
Roger’s extensive experience in counseling has equipped him with a deep understanding of human emotions, relationships, and personal struggles. This background enriches his hypnotherapy practice, allowing him to provide comprehensive support to his clients, empowering them to overcome challenges, achieve personal growth, and improve their overall quality of life.
Roger Moore Institute of Hypnotherapy
The Roger Moore Institute of Hypnotherapy offers specialized training for hypnosis professionals in various areas, including working with cancer, dementia, autoimmune diseases, end-of-life care, pain control, and other relevant hypnosis topics. This expansive range of training opportunities reflects Roger’s commitment to equipping hypnosis professionals with the necessary skills to address complex health-related challenges using hypnosis techniques.
Advanced hypnosis training and specialty programs
Roger is a highly accomplished hypnotherapist and educator in the field. He holds the respected certification of ICBCH Certified Hypnosis Instructor from the International Certification Board for Clinical Hypnotherapists. Additionally, he operates the Roger Moore Institute of Hypnotherapy, an IMDHA (International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association) approved school that offers top-notch training in advanced hypnosis techniques and specialized programs, with a focus on Integrative Medical Hypnosis.
Roger Moore provides comprehensive training
Through his institute, Roger provides comprehensive training to various healthcare professionals, including hypnotherapists, mental health counselors, medical doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and others. The courses are designed to equip these professionals with advanced hypnosis tools to enhance their clients’ overall wellness experiences.
Roger has a long list of esteemed collaborators, having taught and offered online courses alongside renowned health and wellness professionals such as Bernie Siegel, C. Norman Shealy, Judith Simon Prager, Connirae Andreas, Suzanne B O’Brien, Michael Ellner, Kelley T. Woods, Richard Nongard, John Butler, Melissa Roth, Roy Hunter, Scott Sandland, and many others.
ICBCH Integrative Medical Hypnosis Certification course
One of Roger’s recent endeavors includes the creation of the ICBCH Integrative Medical Hypnosis Certification course, developed in collaboration with Tracy Barrett Adams. This comprehensive 24-hour course is conducted online twice a year over a span of 12 weeks, catering to hypnosis professionals across the United States and several countries.
Roger and Tracy have also established an online video training course called Integrative Medical Hypnosis for Healthcare Practitioners, specifically tailored for physicians and other healthcare professionals. This course equips medical practitioners with rapid and effective hypnotic techniques to assist their patients in their wellness journeys.
Author, Radio Host, Guest Podcaster
Roger’s contributions extend beyond his clinical work and training, as he has also authored impactful books. His award-winning book, “Becoming Slender for Life,” has garnered recognition for its insights into weight loss and transforming one’s relationship with food. His latest book, “Becoming the Greatest Expression of You,” has received high praise from esteemed medical professional Bernie Siegel, MD. Dr. Siegel describes it as a guidebook to life, emphasizing the importance of understanding and utilizing the mind as a powerful resource for personal growth and well-being. The book offers guidance and coaching to help individuals uncover their inner talents and reach their full potential, leading to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Roger’s influence and expertise are also showcased through his Hypnosis Health Radio show, where he shares valuable insights and perspectives. Furthermore, he has made guest appearances on various platforms, including End-of-Life University with Karen Wyatt, MD; Cancer Pathways with Laurent Bineau; the Doulagivers Institute with Suzanne B. O’Brien; Work Smart Hypnosis with Jason Linett; and the Beautiful Dying Expo with Michele Little, among many others. These appearances demonstrate his commitment to sharing his knowledge and engaging in meaningful conversations around topics such as end-of-life care, cancer support, and the power of hypnosis.
Through his books, radio show, and guest appearances, Roger continues to make a profound impact, guiding individuals towards personal growth, healing, and empowerment. His expertise and dedication have earned him recognition and the opportunity to contribute to important conversations in the field of hypnotherapy and beyond.
About Roger Moore
Since high school I have been curious about what holds people back, and I have been interested in helping them move forward. The list of things I have done is long: In high school I volunteered on the Wind River Indian Reservation and at a drug crisis hot line. I had a great job in high school working in Penrose Library in Colorado Springs. I spent many hours in the basement reading old texts and magazines.
As I finished my BA in Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Minnesota, I began working with children who were developmentally disabled and teenagers who had been labeled “pre-delinquent.” Much of my time was spent developing residential and day programs for people with developmental disabilities. Before going into private practice, I was Vice President of Lutheran Social Services of Southern California while I completed my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While at LSS I developed the counseling program for all of Southern California and ran all the homeless, emergency and senior services for Orange and San Diego Counties.
In addition to 9 years of actual course work including studies in hypnosis, nutrition, pain management, autoimmune diseases, psychology, counseling, Neuro Linguistic Programming, I have trained in drug and alcohol counseling, studied Transactional Analysis, Adlerian Theory, Reiki and attended countless trainings and seminars. I have lived my adult life in Minnesota, Hawaii, Washington and California. Since 1996, I have been in private practice in Seattle and Bainbridge Island, Palm Desert and now online worldwide.
Read Roger’s full bio here.
Roger walks his talk
The common thread I see through all of this is change. In one area or another in our lives we seem to be dissatisfied and want change. But change can be scary and painful. People want to lose weight, yet they are unwilling to make the necessary lifestyle changes to sustain a healthy weight.
The same is true for many other life goals, but that’s where hypnosis can make the difference. My hope is that you will find here tools and resources that will make it possible for you to step out of the comfort of where you are and step into the exciting potential of who you are. Learn more about Roger here.