Veterans Team

The Global Hypnotherapy Advancement Foundation (GHAF) core values of integrity and dedication to serving humanity, includes helping our Veterans of War.

The GHAF supports a team of volunteer hypnotherapists who specialize in helping Veterans across the United States.  The HVHT (Helping Veterans with Hypnotherapy Team) have:

  • Completed the 400 Classroom-Hour Course In Integral HypnotherapyTM, which includes Accelerated Healing & Pain Control, offered by the Hypnotherapy Academy of AmericaTM (or equivalent training that meets these standards)
  • Have learned and follow specific hypnotherapy protocols developed by the directors of the International Board of Hypnotherapy. (These protocols have been accepted by key Veteran Administration Medical Facilities in the United States of America where individual graduates of the Hypnotherapy Academy of AmericaTM have been hired as full time staff members.)

It is easy to understand how essential this work with our veterans is by the summery of these two research studies:

A HealthDay article on MedlinePlus, (the website for the National Institutes of Health) reported on June 30, 2014, that a new study shows that “nearly half of US soldiers returning home are caught in the grip of chronic pain, with a substantial number of them relying on addictive, narcotic pain killers to help them cope. Among the soldiers reporting chronic pain, 55% say they suffer daily, or are in constant pain.”

Research has shown (PubMed 2010 Dec.) that there is a clear link between severe pain and depression and even suicide. A shocking and very sad report shows that as many as 22 veterans commit suicide daily.

Your donations help the HVHT to offer approved hypnotherapy services to Veterans at a reduced cost for services. Team volunteers reduce the cost of their services while your donations help offset the expense of delivering VA approved hypnotherapy services to Veterans. This allows the HVHT to reach out to and assist Veterans with low cost – high quality hypnotherapy services.

Military personnel can now receive low cost hypnotherapy sessions where they are taught a unique form of self-hypnosis, autosuggestion and healing imagery, found in the Integral HypnotherapyTM system that reduces or even eliminates chronic pain. When those who have suffered with pain experience the benefits of these methods, not only do their bodies feel better, but also their moods improve, as does their quality of life.



Eli Handler


I am a retired U.S. Army veteran. I have been affiliated with the United States Army Medical Regiment for over two decades, time during which I served as a Healthcare Specialist.

As a retired Army Veteran, I have experienced the power of hypnotherapy in my own life. Now, as a Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist, graduate from the Hypnotherapy Academy of America, it is an honor to utilize only state-of-the-art-techniques, to help veterans suffering from pain and post-traumatic-stress.

Hypnotherapy is powerful, safe and effective. It alleviates pain quickly, shifts and orients the mind towards a positive future.

It is estimated that up to 40% of returning Veterans affected with PTSD remain untreated. Hypnotherapy represents a low cost yet effective solution.