Discovering you have cancer is a frightening and often devastating experience, but fighting this condition and coping with its consequences don’t have to be.
Studies have uncovered the effectiveness of hypnosis in treating a variety of cancer-related conditions. A recent study showed that women who received only 15 minutes of hypnosis before breast cancer surgery required less anaesthetic, recovered quicker, and suffered far less pain, nausea, and emotional distress following surgery.
How Hypnosis Can Help
- Reduce cancer symptoms
- Minimise side effects of treatment
- Relieve anxiety
- Encourage relaxation
- Develop coping strategies
- Shorten recovery time from surgery
Deep relaxation, visualisation, imagery and dissociation techniques have proved effective in linking the body with mind. Once the mind is calm, coping strategies can be reinforced and anxiety reduced; therefore, delivering the energy the body and mind require to fight the disease.