Advantage Of Hypnosis

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“Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique in which clinicians make suggestions to individuals who have undergone a procedure designed to relax them and focus their minds,” (Hypnosis, n.d.). There has been evidence that suggests hypnosis can help patients reduce pain, heal emotional and physical issues, and recover faster from medical issues and procedures than without Hypnosis. In recent years hospitals, doctors, and patients have been turning to hypnotherapists and the power of hypnosis as a supplement to go along with traditional medicine. The relaxing power and the suggestibility that hypnosis has on a person can help them feel less anxious and stressful about upcoming medical procedures.
The medical profession has successfully used Hypnosis
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"The mind is able to influence the body to an enormous extent," Raborn said. "I will work with people who just want me to make them a tape during a single session for a simple surgery, but most people need to go deeper than that. They need to really prepare emotionally for going into the hospital for whatever procedure they will have, to resolve anything that may interfere with their healing. It is common knowledge that negative repressed emotion weakens the immune system." (Cross 2009).
Claire Bramham is a clinical hypnotherapist with the Mind and Body Therapy in Calgary. Bramham believes that, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. It is a journey through the mind to help understand yourself better especially when you are gaining mental control over a disease or seeking help to relieve pain. Bramham does caution that although hypnosis is a tool that can help promote healing, it is not a cure but is best used to compliment medical procedures. Emotional incidents can leave their mark on neural pathways in the brain, leading to symptoms and pain from illness (Gray
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Henderikus Stam, a psychology professor at the University of Calgary, has studied the effectiveness of hypnosis in different scenarios. His more rewarding work has been with cancer patients, offering them hypnosis to reduce the effects of chemotherapy. According to Stam, young woman who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, meditated often, so hypnosis came easily for her. He noticed that through hypnosis, the great amount of pain she suffered from lessened and seemed to help. Stam also stated that Hypnosis fit well for many patients, however a small percentage of patients who underwent hypnosis were unable to gain any benefits from the technique and that it all depended on the patient’s level of imagination. Researchers are finding ways to harness the power of hypnosis for other medical and clinical procedures, such as dentistry and pain control with child cancer treatments. "Academic hypnosis really is a part of a movement to understand altered or unusual states of consciousness and there 's nothing magic about it," says Stam. "It 's much like a pill or some other kind of treatment. There 's no limit to the way you can investigate its uses," (Gray,

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