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The use of hypnosis when working with cancer pain

Hypnotherapy has always had a pretty good evidence base for its ability to work with pain and to help improve the quality of life with people that has to coexist with it. Hypnotherapy can help a person that is experiencing pain or going through the process of chemotherapy, by helping a person manage their symptoms.

Hypnotherapy can also be useful in regards to helping a person develop psychological strength as well to deal with the many different aspects of actually being diagnosed with cancer and what it can do to your life. Hypnotherapy can deal with the aspect of depression that comes with a such heavy diagnosis and can also be helpful in regards to developing coping mechanisms that will prove to be useful in regards to managing it.

What a lot of people worry about when pursuing a course of therapy is the actual cost and length of therapy. The great thing about hypnotherapy for working with a physical health concern is that a lot can be achieved in such a short space of time. A short course of three sessions is usually more than enough time for the client to get use to the process and also learn how to use self hypnosis to work with their problems.

Learning the key skill of self hypnosis is vital in regards to learning how to work with pain, especially in relation to cancer. A hypnotherapist will be able to instruct you through the process without any issue from the first session and this can be used to reinforce what has been done in the session and also in turn be able to give you a very useful skill that can be applied to all aspects of working with cancer.

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Written by Douglas Kidd RMN,CertCBT, DipClinHyp, DipHyp, DipCouns, DipSN, DipHE

My name is Douglas Kidd I have a background as a Mental Health Nurse and also work privately as a hypnotherapist in private practice. I am currently working towards my Masters degree with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. I love working with trauma, anxiety issues and lots of other issues.… Read more

Written by Douglas Kidd RMN,CertCBT, DipClinHyp, DipHyp, DipCouns, DipSN, DipHE

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