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Dr. Bhupendra M. Palan, born on May 24, 1951 worked as Assistant Professor of Physiology at Medical College, Vadodara from April 1981 till June 1995. Earlier he worked in the Department of Physiology at M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar from January 1975 till April 1981. He was also in charge of the “Psychosomatic Medicine and Hypnotherapy Clinic” at the S. S. G. Hospital, Vadodara since 1987. Dr. Palan opted for voluntary retirement from the Government service in June 1995 after working for 20 years. Dr. Palan is now running his Institute for Mind-Body Healing, Healthy Living and Realizing Human Potential, Samatvam at Vadodara. He is also Professor of Physiology (teaching Neuro-physiology) at Smt. B.K. Shah Medical College and Research Institute, Vagodia. Dr. Palan contributed in creation of a one year P.G. Diploma course in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis run (since 2000) by the M.S. University of Baroda and he is one of the main faculties for the same. He is a visiting consultant with Ambalal Sarabhai Foundation and a visiting faculty with Yoganiketan, Vadodara. Dr. Palan obtained his basic qualification in Medicine (M.B.; B.S.) and post-graduate degree (M.D., Physiology) from Saurashtra University, Rajkot. He was then trained in Medical Hypnosis through the Basic Hypnotherapy Training Course of the Indian Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (ISCEH) in 1982. He also participated in several International Advanced Workshops in Hypnotherapy at Toronto, Canada (1985) and at The Hague, the Netherlands (1988). Dr. Palan is the first and the only doctor in India to have obtained Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis from the American Board of Medical Hypnosis, USA. He is also a Yoga Teacher recognized by the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Government of India, New Delhi. Dr. Palan was a post-graduate teacher, examiner and Ph.D. guide in Physiology with the M. S. University of Baroda. He is a core faculty for the national level Basic and Advanced Courses in Hypnotherapy held by the ISCEH and for the Yoga Teacher’s Training Courses held by Yoganiketan, Vadodara. Dr. Palan has contributed at National and International levels in the academic journals and books in the areas of Stress Management, Psychosomatic Medicine, Yoga and Hypnotherapy. He is a life member with Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India, Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, India (Editor of its News Letter – “TranceIndia”), Indian Society for Training and Development, Indian Society of Clinical Psychologists and International Brain Research Organization. In association with his colleagues and students, Dr. Palan has developed a “Holistic Stress Management and Self-development (HSM & SD) Programme” (now called “tranceformation”) which he has been conducting for the executives in various industrial and academic organizations, like KRIBHCO, Surat; Reliance Petroleum Limited, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Dahej, Hajira; GNFC, Bharuch; IRMA, Anand; L & T, Vadodara; Ambuja Cement, Raipur, Senior Naval Officers, Indian Navy, Delhi; Teachers of New Era Secondary School, Tejas Vidyalaya and Baroda High-School, Bhavan’s Public School to name a few.