Behavioral Medicine Consultant

Norman "Dr Blue" Katz, Ph.D.

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Management
  • Anxiety Management
  • Pain Management

Dr Norman Katz, PhD

Behavioral Medicine Consultant/Hypnotherapy


Evolve and Thrive Center

A multidisiplinary clinic for personal, professional and business development featuring mind/body neural restructuring. medical and transpersonal hypnosis, advanced bodywork and energy work, vision development, visionquests and shamanic healing, behavior therapy, behavioral medicine , business planning and social media skill training, peak performance training in sports and business,

Performance Enhancement


Performance enhancement  using AUTOGENIC TRAINING for peak performance in sports, business and life challenges.  Autogenic training is used by almost every Olympic training team in the world, and is based on self hypnosis for mind body tuning.  I have a commercial CD available on this process and do hands-on training for many applications.  This system of training is based on extensive German research that has been going on for over 45 years, and is useful in both competitive situations and personal lifestyle enhancement.


Medical Hypnotherapy


Medical Hypnotherapy is the application of scientific hypnosis principles and tactics to improving health, intervening in clients ongoing physical problems, and tuning mind body relationships to enhance immune support and healing.  Through the use of medical hypnosis, clients' often recover from surgery up to twice as fast, can promote healing of the body through increased immune support and reduce pain and suffering.  The effect of medications can be improved through mind body cooperation, and positive states of health can be targeted which are pleasant and desirable.  I have worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings in cooperation with medical internists, family practice physicians and surgeons.  Applications in oncology, autoimmune diseases and other areas can also be quite promising.


Ericksonian Hypnosis

Ericksonian Hypnosis is an approach to using hypnosis based on the seminal work of Milton H. Erickson, MD who pioneered most of our modern hypnosis techniques.  I worked directly with Dr. Erickson and with his personal facilitation found the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Behavioral Sciences of New Mexico in 1970.Ericksonian  hypnosis involves the creative use of language, story telling, and seeding the unconscious mind to promote change from within for the client.  It is a unique way to enjoy creating positive change that many clients find very interesting and respond to effectively.

Health & Stress Management


Hypnosis and Behavior therapy together can help you maximize your health through lifestyle change and
direct intervention in symptom control and underlying disease processes. Increasing your relaxation response

is often a key to many health improvements, as well as learning better breathing habits and increasing positive mood

states through positive psychology.

Psychoimmunology can help you strengthen your immune system, and help alleviate autoimmune diseases.  In addition, creating positive lifestyle
change for decreasing health maladaptive behaviors and increasing proactive health behaviors, e.g. exercise and stress management can seriously increase health levels.  Autogenic Training can directly tune mind/body integration and alleviate headaches, autoimmune issues, allergies and increase positive response to medications and other medical interventions.