Hypnosis Helps to Relax, Promote Healing and Alleviate the Fears of Cancer
Hypnotherapy for Cancer-HYPNOSIS helps with Anxiety and pain
How clinical Hypnotherapy can help you in many ways.
Imagine yourself in a quiet, peaceful setting, some where you have been before or an imagined place of safety and beauty. . You are breathing calmly and comfortably, allowing your body to experience a deepening state of physical relaxation. You focus on the sound of the hypnotherapist voice; you relax and feel safe and peaceful. When deeply relaxed you image a peaceful place like a beach or a mountain path and waterfall. You focus even more and travel deep into the structure of your own body, exploring the control center and the operation of your immune system. The feelings are wonderful, empowering, and effective for you. In a few moments, you will open your eyes feeling relaxed, alert and at ease.
Hypnosis is a natural yet alerted state of mind, in which the conscious –critical part of the mind is relaxed and selective thinking is established. .Hypnotherapy is considered to be a type of complementary therapy to medical treatments. When a person is told that they have cancer there is a natural tendency for negative thoughts to dominate their thinking and for negative emotions to overpower them to the point of not being able to see beyond their recovery. This alone can contribute to an enormous level of anxiety and worry on top of the normal stresses of day-to-day life.
Because people are in a situation they never dreamed of and which they have not had to face before, they may feel over-reliant on others (doctor, consultant, and nursing staff) and feel they have lost control of their own lives. Hypnotherapy can at this point help clients in regaining that all-important sense of control and reducing the associated stress and anxiety of coping with cancer and allows the perspective of hopelessness to become one of hopefulness.
Even though hypnosis has been used as a complimentary therapy to medicine since the 1950's, there was little understanding about how it worked. For years, positive results were observed in areas from pain management to treatment of anxiety, trauma, IBS, and depression.
What does this involve?
There are many different hypnotic techniques. One method involves leading clients into a state of hypnosis by talking in gentle, soothing tones and describing images which are meant to create a sense of relaxation, safety, and calmness. While clients are in hypnosis they may appear to be or even feel asleep, but they are actually in an altered state of concentration which allows them to focus intently when asked to do so by the hypnotherapist. While a client is under hypnosis, the hypnotherapist may suggest specific outcomes, such as pain control, more peaceful emotions, less stress, fear, or anxiety as well as gaining control.
Understanding Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
There are misconceptions of Hypnosis and contrary to what many believe, people under hypnosis are not under the control of the hypnotherapist. They cannot be made to do something they do not want to do or do anything they would not do in their conscious mind . Quite the opposite is true. Hypnosis is used to help clients gain more control over their behavior, emotions, and actions even some physical processes that causing problems for them. It's like a partnership, the therapist has his job and you have your job and together produce a healing outcome.
People cannot be hypnotized unless they wish to be, and not everyone can be put into a hypnotic state. Success depends upon whether the client is willing and receptive to the idea of hypnosis. Some people can enter into a deeper hypnotic state than others and are said to be more hypnotizable.
Hypnotherapy can therefore be used alongside the conventional medical treatments for cancer, and for a number of different purposes.
It is generally accepted that stress can reduce the effectiveness of the human immune system!
Relaxation versus stress
Hypnotherapy with clients may be directed to many levels. Physical symptoms of cancer, the most common of which are pain and fatigue, and the physical effects of its treatment may be lessened or alleviated to enhance quality of life. Hypnotherapy can significantly help patients through medical procedures and operations.
Hypnotic techniques are used to reduce worry and to regulate sleep and other biological rhythms.
The primary goal of hypnotherapy as a compliment to medical cancer therapies is to return to the patient a feeling of control and a greater understanding of the body-mind connection. This creates the best holistic combination medicine can offer, coupled with the power of the subconscious mind. When someone faces a serious illness from an understanding that they are in control and are empowered by their medical treatment, the prospect of success, as well as their sense of overall wellbeing, is greatly improved.
Hypnotherapy can help to re-establish your self-confidence, empower you in your dealings with others, and extend your focus as to what you want to do. Clients will be encouraged to think about their goals (in addition to recovery), and to consider these goals when using self-hypnosis. Establishing a powerful and positive goal is very important in the unconscious mind and will result in much better motivation, confidence, and healing.
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