Houston – August 11, 2023 – Words matter during an emergency, and how the words are used can take on a new meaning when it comes to life-saving care. Thanks to a new book, paramedics and other first responders now have a new strategy for using hypnosis to reduce pain, promote healing, and relax, unifying the mind-body connection to improve patient outcomes. Professor Four Arrows and Paramedic Bram Duffee announce the rollout of their new book “Hypnotic Communication in Emergency Medical Settings: For Life-Saving and Therapeutic Outcomes.” The hypnosis and communication concepts are fully researched, referenced, and field tested by both authors with the goal of transforming care for individuals dealing with emergency or acute distress.

The basis of the book is described as the “Fear Hypothesis,” which supposes all acutely ill emergency patients experience a hypnotic trance that is brought on psychologically by the life-threatening event. Providing a step-by-step guide to using these skills around a range of contexts, from managing pain to cardiovascular emergencies to burns to respiratory distress, the book asks paramedics and first responders to become aware of what they say to patients, as well as how they say it. It offers ways to allow targeted communication to complement standard medical procedures, creating a symbiotic rapport that will provide the basis for an improved outcome for the patient.

Duffee and Four Arrows are incredibly proud of this project and eagerly anticipate their impact on the EMS community. They welcome interview inquiries, speaking opportunities, and scholarship connections. For more information about the book, visit To watch the vlog / podcast that discusses the book visit “EMS Research with Professor Bram” at and to review the author websites, click and

About the authors:

Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs), Ph.D., Ed.D., is the author of more than 20 books on wellness, education, and Indigenous worldview. A former firefighter/EMT and Vice President of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, he is currently a professor of educational leadership for change at Fielding Graduate University.

Bram Duffee, Ph.D., is a full-time paramedic, researcher, and speaker from Houston, Texas, who teaches interpersonal communication and leadership. As a specialist in conversation analysis, he examines paramedic interactions with the goal of improving emergency healthcare. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University and host of the Vlog/Podcast “EMS Research with Professor Bram.”

Press Contact: For interviews, contact Four Arrows at or Bram Duffee at 281-683-8869.

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