Dr. Carol Ginandes

Specialist in Mind/Body Healing
Dr. Carol Ginandes
Dr. Ginandes

Carol Ginandes, Ph.D., ABPP is a health psychologist who is internationally recognized for her clinical work, research, and teaching. In her practice of psychology in Watertown, Massachusetts, she specializes in utilizing hypnotic strategies to facilitate mind/body healing in a wide range of health conditions. She works with patients who are preparing for medical procedures, recovering from accidents or surgery, have acute or chronic illnesses, who are suffering from pain, or who have not reached the desired degree of improvement after medical treatment.

Dr. Ginandes holds staff appointments at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital where she has offered supervision and training in behavioral medicine, hypnosis, and integrative psychotherapy for several years. In her educational programs for licensed clinicians, she presents an integrative model of extended phase-oriented mind/body treatment that includes a flexible repertoire of both Ericksonian and standardized approaches. Dr. Ginandes is often consulted by the media as an expert in the field of hypnosis and mind/ body healing. She has been interviewed by ABC News and NPR, and cited in Prevention Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Magazine, and Body and Soul as well as several international publications.

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Smooth Surgery, Rapid Recovery: A Systematic Hypnotic Approach - prepare for surgery for a better recovery
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Education and Professional Details

  • B.A., Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Private Practice, Watertown, MA
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychology, Dept. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
  • Clinical Associate in Psychology, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Massachusetts
  • Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical)
  • Certified, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
  • Ginandes C.S., Rosenthal D.I. (1999). "Using Hypnosis to Accelerate the Healing of Bone Fractures". Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 5(2): 67-75.
  • Ginandes C., Brooks P., Sando W., Jones C., Aker J. (2003). "Can medical hypnosis accelerate post-surgical wound healing? Results of a clinical trial." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 45(4):333-51.
  • Ginandes, C. (2002). "Extended Strategic Therapy for Recalcitrant Mind/BodyHealing: An Integrative Model." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 45(2): 91-102.
  • Ginandes, C. (2005). "The Strategic Integration of Hypnosis and CBT For the Treatment of Mind/Body Conditions," in R.A.Chapman, editor. The Clinical Use of Hypnosis in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. New York: Springer.
  • Ginandes C.S. (2005). Rapid Recovery from Injury. CD set produced by HealthJourneys.
  • Ginandes C.S. (2006). "Six Players on the Inner Stage: Using Ego State Therapy with the Medically Ill". International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis . 54(2) :113-129.
  • Ginandes, C ( 2006) CD set " Smooth Surgery, Rapid Recovery: a Systematic Hypnotic Approach" published by the Hypnosis Network.
  • Ginandes, C (2008) CD set "Relieve Allergy Reduce Reactivity" produced by Health Journeys.
  • Ginandes, C (2010) CD set "The Ultimate Power Nap for Rapid Rest and Renewal" , Vermont: Crown House Publishing.
  • Ginandes, C (2012) CD set "Perfect Pressure, Healthy Heart: a Systematic Hypnotic Approach" published by the Hypnosis Network

Products by Dr. Ginandes

Smooth Surgery, Rapid Recovery: A Systematic Hypnotic Approach - prepare for surgery for a better recovery
Perfect Pressure Healthy Heart - lower blood pressure


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