In the use of Medical Hypnotherapy, imagery affects the
body intensely and on deep levels and also helps in diagnosis, pain, illness,
procedures and recovery. Mental techniques are customized to your individual
needs and circumstances. Feeling more in control of your thoughts, mental
images and self-talk reduces the feeling of anxiety and worry. It has been
shown to improve outcomes in most areas, especially in anxiety,
stress, surgery preparation,
pain management, chemotherapy and radiation and medical procedures.
Guided imagery allows your subconscious mind to practice healthy experiences and age regression allows your hypnotherapist to take you back to the trauma in PTSD and release the blocked energy. Sports, tests, motivation and relaxation improvements are greatly enhanced. You are always in charge during hypnosis and the therapist will only use those suggestions that are positive and healthy.
The authors of (Mind Over Matter: Patients' perception of their illness makes a difference – see e-science News, 1/27/12), state that some research suggests that “how a person views his illness may play a bigger role in determining his health outcomes than the actual severity of his disease.” According to Greg Meyerhoff and Anne Salisbury, PhD, Transpersonal Hypnotherapy works with the 4 major approaches to issues that can affect our health and well-being.