The home-based treatment for children with chronic abdominal pain and this website are managed by the Dutch Foundation for Hypnosis in Children. All revenues generated by selling the hypnosis home-based treatment go to the foundation.
The aim of the Dutch Foundation for Hypnosis in Children is to:
- Initiating and conducting research on medical hypnosis in children
- Developing and distributing hypnosis exercises for children
- Promoting education in the field of hypnosis for children
- Stimulating the use of medical hypnosis in children
The Board of the Dutch Foundation for Hypnosis in Children consists of the following members:
Prof. Marc Benninga, a professor in pediatric gastroenterology at the Amsterdam University Medical Center, the Netherlands.
Prof. Benninga started in 2003 the first study in the world on the effects of medical hypnosis in children with chronic abdominal pain. The results were so convincing that he, together with Mrs Frankenhuis and Dr Vlieger, has set up several new scientific studies investigating the value of hypnosis in gastrointestinal complaints.
Prof. Dr Eric Vermetten, psychiatrist and professor of psychotraumatology at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands and Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group in Diemen, the Netherlands and New York UMC.
Prof. Dr Eric Vermetten has many years of experience in working with medical hypnosis. He has been chairman of the Dutch Society for Hypnosis and of the International Society for Hypnosis.
Mrs C. Frankenhuis, hypnotherapist/coach/ (psychosocial) nurse, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Mrs Frankenhuis came into contact with medical hypnosis in the United States in the nineties and has her own practice in medical hypnosis since then in Amsterdam. She has been involved in various scientific studies and together with mrs. Vlieger she teaches in pediatric hypnosis, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Dr. A. M. Vlieger, pediatrician, St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, the Netherlands.
Dr. Vlieger was trained in the field of pediatric hypnosis in the United States. In 2009 she obtained her PhD in the use of hypnosis in children with chronic abdominal pain. Since then, together with Prof. Benninga, she has led some new studies into hypnosis in gastro-intestinal problems.