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Medical Support Hypnosis

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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Cancer Care Guide

In June, I had the opportunity to attend the Center for Mind-Body Medicine's program in Washington, DC and receive training as a Cancer Care Guide. The symposium, on cutting-edge integrative cancer care featured leading specialists from around the world who spoke on integrative oncology and new techniques in cancer care. I appreciate the ...

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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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Woman Undergoes Knee Surgery without Anesthetic

I thought you'd be interested in seeing this video I have linked further down in the post. Recently, in the world news there have been a number of videos of surgeries performed without chemical anesthesia. The pain control method of choice is hypnosis. In Britain in the spring of 2008, a gentleman who has been a hypnotherapist for 30 years had ...

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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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Easing the Fear of Surgery through Hypnosis

There seems to be a nearly universal truth about going into surgery:  no matter how calm a person appears on the outside or how resigned they are as to what is about to unfold, they are running the "what if" scenario in their mind. What if I have pain? What if it doesn't work? What if I have complications? What if I don't wake up? What if (you ...

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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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