Your doctor may have referred you to me, particularly if you are coming for hypnosis for pain management. If so, I’ll ask, “Do you see any other medical or complementary-health-care providers?”
If your doctor hasn’t referred you, one of the intake questions I’ll also be asking is, “Are you under a doctor’s care, for either health maintenance or for a currently active health-related situation?” That refers to both your physical and mental health.
This information will help me provide you with the best care, and help make certain that hypnosis is a productive tool for you to use at this time. We’ll also discuss the best ways for communication within your health-care team: you, me, your doctor, and/or other health care professionals.