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 Providence Hypnosis Center, LLC    401 351 1700                 Providence, Rhode Island               email:

    LOCATION:   420 Angell St   Providence  (easy parking in front)


Providence Hypnosis Center uses hypnosis, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Psych-K and similar tools to assist our clients with common emotional and health issues. We are highly skilled in working with self-improvement and habit control (such as cigarettes and weight loss).  Beyond this our area of specialization is working with health, personal development  and medical issues.

Help with anxiety and fear is the most common request from clients.  These are the curse of modern life. Patterns of anxiety often underlie chronic physical conditions as well.  Almost all work with chronic pain, IBS, tinnitus, and various other conditions, begins with reducing emotional distress.

Collaborating with local physicians and two area hospitals, we have worked extensively with conditions of Hot Flashes, Pain (such as chronic pain, migraines, etc.), Irritable Bowel Syndrome .and an array of health issues which respond to “MindBody” techniques.  The mind has a fascinating capacity to improve these conditions and many others that are described on this website.

The site describes many ways that the mind and emotions dynamically impact health and well-being.  For those not familiar with this field, it may seem that some of these things are not possible.  We urge you to look more closely. The information here will direct you to research and information about hypnotherapy and MindBody techniques from highly respected sources.  We encourage you to explore this information.  You will understand why there is so much interest in these techniques within the medical community. (For further insight you might also read Dr Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief)  ...

These pages detail only a few of the uses of hypnosis, hypnotherapy and EFT. The field is evolving quickly and there are many other effective applications.


Many think of hypnosis as a form of control. This is not the case.  The process is far more graceful and interesting than this.  Hypnotherapy is a fascinating process of communication and cooperation. It can be playful and amusing, as evidenced by the popularity of stage shows. It can also be breathtaking to witness the therapeutic applications of hypnotherapy and EFT. We regularly see people who have wrestled with fear for decades find balance. We work with women who suffer from hot flashes or WJAR Health04night sweats and quickly help them return to comfort and healthy sleep patterns (see WJAR menopause news story).  There is also a news story about a woman in pain for nearly twenty years able to gain greater control of her life (see WJAR Fibromyalgia story)..... 

Hypnotherapy, EFT and Psych-k, used skillfully, actually broaden control within an individual.  They are processes of information and emotion.  When the mind is offered useful information, in the correct way, it opens the doors of creative opportunity....

Some examples: PAIN.....since the 1850’s hypnosis has been used to create complete anesthesia.  The mind is capable of blocking pain sufficiently to allow complex surgical procedures, including amputations. This capability offers many useful opportunities to improve the control of many forms of pain. HOT FLASHES.... recently hypnosis has proven valuable in helping women reduce or eliminate hot flashes caused by menopause or cancer treatment. 


 Professional hypnotherapy is a very safe, enjoyable and comfortable process. It mobilizes internal resources for change and growth.  These natural skills are simply an undeveloped part of our social and individual evolution. EFT is a technique that is very useful in managing stress, fear and anxiety in addition to many other emotional reactions. These tools use the imagination and the ability of the mind to create and liberate in many different ways....

This web site offers information about some of the ways that we use these tools to work with different challenging conditions. Please call with any questions you have and visit the news stories page for interesting examples of the work we are doing.. 

Patrick Bowe CH, is director of PHC, Providence Rhode Island

PB headshotBowe 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:

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.


Providence, Rhode Island hypnosis office, specializes in health and emotional issues.  RI hypnosis center using emotional freedom technique for health and life improvements.  Hypnotherapy is an effective way to lessen chronic pain, improve menopause symptoms, manage and alter the discomfort of fibromyalgia, reduce anxiety and fear and help with many other similar issues.   Also featuring Psych-K, Located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island less than an hour from Boston and Worcester.  Convenient to many Massachusetts and Connecticut cities, Attleboro. Foxboro, Mystic, Groton, . Clients commonly travel to RI from Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, Foxboro and nearby towns. Fibromyalgia sessions at Landmark Rehabilitation hospital in Woonsocket, RI near Massachusetts; Individual sessions at Women and Infants, downtown Providence.  Warwick, Rhode Island and other workers compensation companies.  Hypnotherapy RI hypnotism are simply different terms for a process of mental focus.   Fear, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, all have been shown to respond to hypnotherapy.  search phrases  Massachusetts hypnosis, Connecticut, hypnotist,  providence hypnotherapist,  hypnotism and emotional freedom technique,  rhode island hypnosis lessens the discomfort of cancer treatment. Convenient to Cranston, Woonsocket, Worcester, Warwick, Bristol, Barrington, Pawtucket,, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Fall River, Rehoboth, West Warwick, Mansfield and Franklin.

Convenient and near to both Worcester Massachusetts and Boston

An excellent local Therapist