Bowe first studied to be a hypnotherapist with psychologist Dr James McMillan in 1971 in NY. He worked with McMillan to help open 22 offices of Therapeutic Hypnosis, Inc. an organization focused on habit control and pain management This led to the opening of a private practice in 1974, the Providence Hypnosis Center. In 1976 he left the field to travel and explore other business interests. In 2002 he returned to the in-depth study of hypnotism and moved back to Rhode Island in 2004, reopening PHC.
Bowe is a certified hypnotherapist. He has completed the certification process of the National Guild of Hypnotists with two separate schools including the Banyan Hypnosis Center, a highly respected, Minnesota state-licensed school (now relocated to California). The NGH is the oldest and largest hypnotism organization in the world. Its certification is the most widely recognized credential for the professional practice of the hypnotic arts.
Further advanced study has included areas of specialization such as: Regression Therapy, Pain Management, Emergency Communication, Parts Therapy (Ego States), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Fertility Enhancement, Psych-K (see the Biology of Belief) and others.
Hypnosis information from the Mayo Clinic website
420 Angell St, Providence, RI 02903
401 351 1700 EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Providence Hypnosis Center
PHC is founded with the intent to specialize in and further the use of complementary medical hypnosis. We work closely with Rhode Island physicians and mental health professionals to provide forefront hypnotherapy services. We are not a medical facility, all medical conditions are handled solely by referral from a physician or mental health professional. The following projects are examples of this model:
Landmark Rehabilitation Hospital, N Smithfield Rhode Island, with Dr Keith Rafal
Weekly Fibromyalgia group sessions (see WJAR news story PHC website)
Workers Comp Pain Management Sessions
In collaboration with Dr Pradeep Chopra and Dr John Parziale for Beacon Mutual and other Workers Comp companies in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Women and Infants Hospital, Providence Rhode Island Support for Oncology patients
Using hypnosis and EFT for anxiety and to facilitate treatment and surgery.
Hypnotherapy is most often a brief process (most issues require fewer than five sessions). When dealing with complex health issues, whether emotional or physical, it is of greatest value when used as an element of overall medical or psychological treatment.
Science demonstrates that the mind offers one of the more fascinating frontiers in medicine. Volumes of study demonstrate the value of using the mind to assist with the treatment of medical conditions, yet access to hypnotherapy has been limited. Availability has been slowed by the challenge of learning the skill and, at times, a wrestling over ownership. In some areas mental health professionals have attempted to reserve the right to use hypnosis. This has never led to greater availability of this valuable service.
Complementary medical hypnosis has begun to make a mark in communities across the country. The field has begun to flourish as a body of full-time specialists emerges to explain the work and distinguish themselves. PHC counts itself among them.