נפתלי אדרי

My name is Naftaly Edry, I am a psychologist and specialize in Medical psychology and Hypnotherapy.  I worked in various hospitals in Israel and now in a private clinic in Tel aviv and in the University. This has allowed me to deepen experiences in helping with a wide range of medical and psychological symptoms.

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 a dynamic and a cognitive-behavioral approach. Depending on the individual’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.


I use hypnosis in my work as a therapist for many years- with individuals in my private clinic , hospitals and teaching psychologists and doctors.
I have never met such an effective and powerful tool for therapy, that helps so many people to cope with emotional and physical difficulties.

Hypnosis is good for almost everyone.

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.

?What is cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy deals with changing and improving life through thinking and behavior changes. The emphasis in this treatment is for a change-oriented process that encourages rapid improvement and focused work. This may be the reason for CBT to become so popular in Israel and all over the western world. The process starts with examining behavioral changes related to stress factors, examining of thoughts, and a gradual progression toward concrete targets. The ability to study is the basis of this method. By means of treatment, the patient quickly acquires new habits and creates new behaviors, in a quicker manner compared to dynamic treatments.

What are the advantages of practicing CBT?

  • Effectiveness– significant improvements in the symptoms the person came for treatment with.
  • Focus-The treatment is focused on the patient’s current challenge
  • Short term– treatment is significantly shorter than psychotherapy treatment (“dynamic” therapy)
  • Research based– cbt is researched for over 40 years
  • Patient controlled– the patient directs the therapy process and has significant impact on its success, encouraging the patient to make a positive change in other areas of his life.

Main types of CBT treatment:

  • Cognitive therapy– (which was already practiced in the 60’s) – is an examination and investigation of the automatic thoughts associated with a problem or difficulty.
  • Behavioral therapy-During therapy the patient acquires gradually new behaviors, which were avoided in the past, and create an emotional change as a result (of the successful behavioral change).
  • “the 3rd wave” is the third type, which was developed in the last 20 years, and combines techniques such as mindfulness and work on “acceptance” of both the symptom and the body.

All types of CBT treatments have been investigated widely and have been found to be effective in thousands of studies and in various situations and difficulties.

Which difficulties are best treated with CBT?

Anxieties –

  • Social anxiety, stage fright
    • Test anxiety
    • Phobias
    • PTSD related anxieties
  • Panic attacks
  • A sense of disaster
  • Coping with physical illness
  • Sleeping difficulties – insomnia, difficulties in falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night
  • Unexplained pains/ medical problems- headaches, migraines, stomach aces, diarrhea, allergy, back ace
  • Depression
  • Disturbing thoughts
  • Obsessive compulsion disorders and actions

Does CBT fit only for adults?

Not at all. CBT is a great method, that helps also children and teenagers, as they frequently have difficulties sharing their feelings. CBT treatments often include a work with imagination, and they are also used to the idea of homework. CBT is effective for children that struggle with anxiety and phobias, and for habits change- over eating, enuresis and behavior problems

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