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Cancer Issues

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Association has a book titled: A Breast Cancer Journey (2006) which is a very good guide for women who need to make important health care choices once they have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Besides page after page of treatment guidlines for patients provided by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the book has wo...

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Mesothelioma and Hypnosis

Today I was reading about Mesothelioma and came across a very supportive website: www.mesothelioma.com. On the site they have a very informative article about using hypnosis as a complementary therapy http://www.mesothelioma.com/alternative_hypnotherapy.htm during treatment. Here in Springfield, I offer hypnosis for cancer issues and find that ...

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CancerGuide Now in Springfield

I am so pleased to announce that in June 2009 I attended training with the Center for Mind/Body Medicine to become a CancerGuide. The training included lectures from leading experts from around the world. I met leading oncologists and scientists representing such institutions as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, MD Anderson, and the National ...

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Smoking Cessation and Hypnotherapy

I've  recently read that about 70% of smokers wish they could quit. Many have tried hard to quit on their own, either going cold turkey or using over the counter aids like The Patch or nicotine gums. Others, in desperation, have gone to see their doctors and get prescriptions to help. Even with stop smoking aids, a lot of smokers just can't ...

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Hypnosis is Being Used to Help Kids Get Through Their Cancer Treatments

This morning I came across a FOX news report regarding a young boy, Anthony, who has been using hypnosis to get through his cancer treatment since being diagnosed with a brain tumor. This young man was suffering PTSD and insomnia as a result of his treatment.  Anthony's doctor utilized hypnosis, which is approved by the American Academy of ...

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Controlling Pain with Hypnosis

I was talking about pain today and how debilitating it can be. A good friend has Fibromyalgia and suffers with discomfort in all twelve of the sensitive points. Additionally, I have several relatives that are chronic suffers due to the effects of some long-term arthritis issues. When working with pain, it is important to understand that ...

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GYNCA Support Group

As you can see from my calendar of events, last Thursday evening I spoke for the local GYNCA New Hope Support Group. What a great group of ladies. I enjoyed my welcome and the opportunity to speak with so many interesting people. Since I love to speak and thoroughly enjoy an audience, I really got into it on some of my life experiences and how I ...

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ABC News on the Benefits of Medical Support Hypnotism

Today a friend sent a link to a very interesting YouTube video on the use of medical support hypnotism. It is a story covered on ABC Television News recently regarding the benefits of hypnosis. The woman in the interview was using hypnosis for pain connected with breast surgery. (See my post from May 30, 2008 under Medical Support Hypnosis)....

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Using Hypnotherapy Prior to a Breast Biopsy

There was a national news story that came out in the summer of 2007 about the use of hypnosis for women undergoing breast biopsies. It appeared on ABC News on August 28. A few things that stand out from this report are that after a short hypnosis session: women spent less time in the operating room, required less chemical anesthesia, and ...

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Using Hypnotism Hypnotherapy for Cancer Care

     Today I want to say a few things about the use of hypnosis for people facing cancer. First - it helps. I know it helps because I am a cancer survivor and the use of hypnotherapy changed the way I experienced cancer.      To begin, hypnosis is commonly used to assist people in removing fears and apprehensions in their lives. When ...

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