My name is Naftaly Edry, I am a psychologist and specialize in Medical psychology and Hypnotherapy. For the last several years I worked at the Israeli Society of Hypnosis and in various hospitals in Israel. This has allowed me to deepen experiences in helping with a wide range of medical and psychological symptoms.
Now I am working at the Hypnosis Center of Hadassah Ein Carem in Jerusalem. There I see many inpatients and outpatients for medical hypnotherapy. In addition, I run a private clinic in Ramat Gan.
My fields of expertise are: anxiety and stress, physical illnesses, losing weight, smoking cessation, pain, gastroenterology and medically unexplained symptoms.
My integrative approach uses both dynamic and cognitive-behavioral approach. Depending on the invidual’s needs, medical hypnotherapy, Mindfulness or Biofeedback methods are used. Treatments can be long or short term, depending on the individual’s needs.
For consultation please call: +972-50-8005390
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a special state of awareness, in which a person can achieve special physiological and psychological experiences for his personal goals. In the medical hypnotherapy setting, the therapist-hypnotist helps the patient, in his own way and rhythm, to go into a pleasant state and gain access to powers, memories and abilities that usually are in the unconscious areas of the human experience.
For example, in a hypnotic trance the person can experience special concentration, deep relaxation ,time distortion, hypermnesia, analgesia, vivid imagination… Each of the hypnotic trance phenomena can be used by the patient in dealing with a certain problem or challenge in life.
Who is allowed to use hypnotherapy in Israel?
In Israel, the “Hypnosis law” was established in 1983. This law regulates that only medical doctors and psychologists are allowed to use hypnotherapy in their practice, and only in their area of expertise. After receiving the qualification and special license in hypnotherapy from the Ministry of Health , the psychologist\physician are allowed to use hypnosis as a part of treatment.
When is hypnotherapy effective?
For many years, research and clinical work has shown that hypnotherapy is an efficient method of treatment for a wide range of psychological and medical conditions. Apart from psychotherapy, hypnosis is scientifically proven to be effective in dealing with: pain, gastroenterology problems, phobias and anxieties, smoking cessation, losing weight, etc.
In fact, the feelings of special concentration, control and relaxation, enable the patient to use his\her unconscious abilities in better understanding and dealing with almost every aspect of life.