Medical hypnosis offers physicians and patients the ability to collaborate in order to offer holistic healing.
Hypnotism was approved as a valid treatment modality by the American Medical Association in 1958. Medical hypnosis offers physicians and patients the ability to effect beneficial change even in difficult cases. Many doctors and other healthcare professionals have referred their patients to medical hypnotherapists, and their patients have found significant benefits that are lasting.
I hold specialized certifications and casework including Hypnotherapy for Person’s Living with Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Surgery, Pain, White Coat Syndrome, Krohn’s Disease, IBS, Anxiety, Fertility, Birthing, and Hypnodontics (Dental). I believe in the principle of treating the whole person, in order to transform a diseased state. The way one lives their life impacts our future, and my interest is in one’s quality of life. Hypnotherapy relies upon empathic emotional understanding between hypnotherapist and client, and intuitive nature helps my clients to know trust, confidence, and opening to find relief and clarity through hypnotherapy. Everyone has a need for a sense of control over their life, and the ability to live fully in the moment.
The expanding body of scientific evidence supports the intricate link between mind-body, shedding light on our ability to maintain and reestablish the gift of a healthy life. In terms of overcoming illness, we cannot separate health from what we hold in our mind. The mind is an invisible navigator. A diagnosis has an enormous impact on a patient’s mind. The personal interpretation of the experience, meaning a positive outlook encased in a healthy perspective, along with love, family structure, relationships, and quality time, have all been demonstrated to be very important in a successful healing process.
There is a wide range of hypnotic applications in different medical settings and for many medical conditions including but not limited to pain, anxiety, surgery, disease states including Cancer, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, digestive disorders, migraines; neurology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, gynecology, ophthalmologic and otolaryngeal specialties, urology, burn conditions, emergency room pain and panic. Hypnotherapy can be effective in many cases of challenged pregnancy and infertility.
For neurological applications, hypnosis can be applied to relaxation, to improve ambulation and speech, and to release negative mental scenarios. In conditions of multiple sclerosis, reactions to exacerbations and reduction of anxiety and depression can be reduced, thus allowing greater possibilities for remission. In orthopedics and plastic surgery where different positions are required for longer-term healing, hypnosis helps the patient adjust to these positions thus minimizing bodily irritation and the desire to move. The benefits in the emergency room are great. Hypnosis assists the frightened and tense patient who is in pain and must undergo x-ray and other procedures in order for diagnosis and treatment.
With other areas such as gynecology, ophthalmological and otolaryngeal specialties, and urology, hypnosis is effective in preparing the patient for treatment and to adjust to the effects of treatments.
For many years and in particular the last twenty years, scientists and highly accredited medical professionals including Dr. Deepak Chopra (Institute for Human Potential and Mind/Body Medicine), Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Gerard V. Sunnen, Dr. David Simon, Rev. Dr. Scot Giles (LaGrange Memorial Hospital), Dr. Gerald Edelstien (Kaiser Permanente), and numerous others have recognized medical hypnosis as a science with extensive therapeutic applications for disease states due to the capacity of hypnotherapy to enhance mind-body communication.
Accessing the full power of your mind is like turning on the lights of a dark room, and finding that you hold unlimited possibilities. Much is revealed, you have clear direction and regain control, with valuable skills for a lifetime.