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  • HYPNOSIS FOR HEALING

    The Art of Healing

    We tend to think of healing as two distinct things: Emotional Healing and Physical Healing. If we take a moment to contemplate the actual steps of healing we come to recognize that they are one in the same. At its core, healing is an experiential, energy-requiring process in which we carve out a healing space and foster relationships that help us navigate the original trauma, repair, rehabilitate, and learn and course-correct away from the burden of the trauma toward health and thriving! This healing process should result in (and from!) a sense of wholeness, integration, balance and transformation.

    Our understanding of physical trauma and the path to healing is well understood and formalized. Our emotional healing tends to be more conceptual, if not ignored completely. How often have you heard "time heals all wounds?" Here's a news flash- IT DOESN'T!

  • IN THE NEWS: Hypnosis for Cancer Care

    The goal of this review was to summarize the empirical literature on hypnosis as an integrative cancer prevention and control technique. We have reviewed where hypnosis has strong support for its efficacy (surgery and other invasive procedures), where it holds promise (weight loss, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, metastatic disease), and where more work is needed.
  • IN THE NEWS:Hypnotherapy for the Management of Chronic Pain

    The current review indicates that hypnotic interventions for chronic pain results in significant reductions in perceived pain that, in some cases, may be maintained for several months. Further, in a few studies, hypnotic treatment was found to be more effective, on average, than some other treatments, such as physical therapy or education, for some types of chronic pain.
  • IN THE NEWS:Hypnosis and Its Use in Cancer Treatment

    The book Getting Well Again (Bantam Books; 1978) details what may have been the first end-stage cancer treatment research that included hypnotherapy. A literature review of studies conducted on the use of hypnotic techniques on pain management found that 75% of the participants in the studies reported less pain compared with the control groups.3 Another study in that literature review also reported that participants experienced less anxiety, less pain, less blood loss, and less postoperative nausea and vomiting.
  • IN THE NEWS: Clinical Hypnosis for the Care of Cancer Patients

    Hypnosis produces an altered state of consciousness, awareness, or perception. The hypnotic state is a highly relaxed state in which the patient’s mind (conscious and subconscious) is focused and receptive to therapeutic suggestion.