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Hypnosis

What is Hypnosis?

People often approach hypnosis sceptically, wondering “how can hypnosis possibly help me?” or worrying about being in a vulnerable state during hypnosis. 

Hypnosis intentionally induces a relaxed state of consciousness similar to drifting off to sleep or daydreaming, allowing for deeper exploration.

In this state, you experience deep relaxation with feelings of peace and security, and becoming more receptive to new ideas and communication. 

Through making subtle adjustments in your thought patterns, hypnotherapy can empower you to make lasting changes to your behaviour. 

People often approach hypnosis sceptically, wondering “how can hypnosis possibly help me?” or worrying about being in a vulnerable state during hypnosis. 

Hypnosis intentionally induces a relaxed state of consciousness similar to drifting off to sleep or daydreaming, allowing for deeper exploration.

In this state, you experience deep relaxation with feelings of peace and security, and becoming more receptive to new ideas and communication. 

Through making subtle adjustments in your thought patterns, hypnotherapy can empower you to make lasting changes to your behaviour. 

Benefits for People Living With Cancer

For people living with cancer, a hypnotherapy session provides a nurturing and empowering space to address both the physical and emotional aspects of their journey. 

Hypnotherapy has shown promise in managing pain, potentially reducing the need for opioid medications and supporting the immune system. Hypnosis can also be used as a technique to reduce depressionanxiety and sleep disorders

Additionally, pre-operative hypnotherapy for breast cancer patients has demonstrated positive outcomes, including improved surgical results and reduced postoperative discomfort. 

Benefits for People Living With Cancer

For people living with cancer, a hypnotherapy session provides a nurturing and empowering space to address both the physical and emotional aspects of their journey. 

Hypnotherapy has shown promise in managing pain, potentially reducing the need for opioid medications and supporting the immune system. Hypnosis can also be used as a technique to reduce depressionanxiety and sleep disorders

Additionally, pre-operative hypnotherapy for breast cancer patients has demonstrated positive outcomes, including improved surgical results and reduced postoperative discomfort. 

Postoperative hypnotherapy may further enhance wound healing, shorten hospital stays, and promote long-term psychological wellbeing, although the duration of these effects requires further investigation.

Postoperative hypnotherapy may further enhance wound healing, shorten hospital stays, and promote long-term psychological wellbeing, although the duration of these effects requires further investigation.

Benefits for Carers

Hypnotherapy can support carers with stress and anxiety (through relaxation techniques and guided imagery), teach coping strategies (such as visualisation and reframing negative thoughts) and promote self-care (by encouraging carers to prioritise their own wellbeing).

Hypnotherapy can support carers with stress and anxiety (through relaxation techniques and guided imagery), teach coping strategies (such as visualisation and reframing negative thoughts) and promote self-care (by encouraging carers to prioritise their own wellbeing).

What to Expect from Your Session

Your hypnotherapist will begin by asking about your hopes and concerns, tailoring the session to your specific needs.

In a safe and supportive environment, your practitioner will gently guide you into a deeply relaxed state, using imagery or sensations to foster a sense of tranquillity while ensuring you retain full consciousness and control throughout the process.

Using techniques like reframing thoughts or guided visualisations, you’ll explore and manage challenging emotions related to your diagnosis and treatment.

As the session concludes, your practitioner will help you back to the present moment, transitioning with care and grounding techniques. You can expect a compassionate and empowering experience.

What to Expect from Your Session

Your hypnotherapist will begin by asking about your hopes and concerns, tailoring the session to your specific needs.

In a safe and supportive environment, your practitioner will gently guide you into a deeply relaxed state, using imagery or sensations to foster a sense of tranquillity while ensuring you retain full consciousness and control throughout the process.

Using techniques like reframing thoughts or guided visualisations, you’ll explore and manage challenging emotions related to your diagnosis and treatment.

As the session concludes, your practitioner will help you back to the present moment, transitioning with care and grounding techniques. You can expect a compassionate and empowering experience.

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