Medical Hypnosis Shown to Reduce Symptoms of Many Health Conditions

Woman CoughingIt is astounding to see the list of studies that show the great range of medical conditions that can be alleviated with hypnosis.  I often get calls from a someone with a chronic illness who has been searching diligently for a way to get help after going through every traditional medical treatment with no results. It has ranged from a young woman with a disfiguring skin condition, to a 70-year old with a 7-year cough that won’t go away, to a woman who wants to control her hand tremors from Parkinson’s enough to hold a coffee cup without burning herself.

While I do not diagnose or treat disease, I do offer many resources to reduce stress. Since it is estimated that almost 90% of all visits to primary health care providers are due to stress-related problems, hypnosis to reduce stress can play an immense role in not just mental well-being, but physical health.  Stress has been linked to all the leading causes of death, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, accidents and suicide.

Here is a partial list, but you get the picture. I provide self-hypnosis tools to empower my clients to give hope and to actually make a difference in their physical bodies by using the power of their own minds. If you would like to see the studies showing the benefits of hypnosis for any of these conditions, please send me an email and I will be glad to send you the articles.

  1. Addictions
  2. Agoraphobia
  3. Allergies
  4. Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  5. Anti-Aging
  6. Arthritis
  7. Asthma
  8. Bedwetting
  9. Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  10. Bruxism (Teeth Grinding/Jaw Clenching)
  11. Burns
  12. Cancer
  13. Control of Bleeding and Hemophilia
  14. Diabetes
  15. Erectile Dysfunction
  16. Fear of Dentist
  17. Fear of Injections and Medical Procedures
  18. Fertility/Childbirth
  19. Fibromyalgia
  20. Glaucoma
  21. HIV/AIDS
  22. HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  23. Headaches
  24. Healing
  25. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  26. Multiple Sclerosis
  27. Pain
  28. Parkinson’s Disease
  29. Plastic Surgery
  30. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  31. Sleep Problems
  32. Stress
  33. Strokes
  34. Stuttering
  35. Tinnitus
  36. Tourette’s Syndrome/Tics
  37. Trichotillomania
  38. Warts

 

 

 

 

Kicking the Habit by Rewarding Yourself

Years ago I heard a parable of a guru who told his student that while he meditated he should never think about the RED MONKEY. Of course, although he had never thought of a red monkey before, that became the image that kept coming into his mind. Research has now shown that signs that prohibit smoking actually activate a craving to light up. Just think of all the negative messages that are everywhere intended to promote public health. In The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business, Charles Duhig states that habits can never be eradicated, they must be replaced by something that is equally rewarding.

Do you have a habit you want to kick? When you first feel the craving begin, pause a few minutes and get in touch with what you are really feeling. Are you just bored? annoyed? stressed? lonely? Whatever you are reaching for is what you use to mask what you truly want. Once you have identified what you are used to masking, the next step is to make a list of other ways to satisfy or remedy the uncomfortable emotion. Will power is rarely strong enough to create a new pattern. Once you have figured out other ways to relieve stress, or boredom, or loneliness and made them readily available in your schedule and surroundings, you just might find that you are naturally smoking less, exercising more, and enjoying life more fully.

THOU SHALT NOT SAY “NO” TO YOURSELF.

SAY “YES” TO LIFE!


Hypnosis and Change

The simplest answer to the question is simply:  Because it works.

When we talk to a therapist in a fully alert and conscious state, we may be able to reason and analyze in ways that are important for understanding the implications of what we do.

But even when we do understand, change rarely comes easy.

We cannot change, because, on some level, we are addicted.

We are addicted to the same patterns, the same neurochemicals, the same behaviors.  Hindus call this addiction “karma.”  The Gnostics called it “sin.”

Any way you look at it, knowledge alone does not bring freedom.

Why is this the case?

Because our addictions are based on our experiences.  At some point in our past we experienced something that was so intense that we bottled up the experience and brought it inside of ourselves.  We allowed this experience to become foundational for all of our future emotional responses.

This is the karmic “drop” that resides insides of us, ready to be awakened at any moment to cause us to react.  For Sigmund Freud, this entailed a drive to endlessly repeat the events and responses that are most traumatic to us.  At some points in his writing he refers to it as the “Death Drive.”

In order to counter an experience one needs to have another experience in return.

It is not enough to reason in the state of consciousness in which we file papers or discuss the news.

Hypnosis allows us to revisit the sources of our addictions in a state of emotional intensity.  With all of our senses engaged, it becomes possible for our new experience (the desire for freedom) to override the old.

Often hypnosis brings transformation in a single session.

Lunch & Learn Starts 10/28

For those of you that love workshops, but also love keeping your weekends free, come to the Lunch & Learn Series at the Nourished Health Wellness Center, in Central Denver. Thursdays, 12-1 pm.

Learn ways to create a vibrant lifestyle during your lunch break!

10/28 Optimize Your Brain

Americans are living longer than ever before. The bad news is that studies show that 50% of those reaching the age of 85 will have dementia. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to preserve your brain and to keep it active and sharp.

Anxiety∙Memory∙Insomnia∙Lack of Energy∙Mood Swings

These are symptoms of brain chemistry deficiencies that can often be self-treated with diet, natural supplements, and exercise, avoiding the need for powerful drugs or later loss of cognitive abilities.

Learn how to keep your own brain going as long as your body.

11/4 Change Your Brain, Change Your Life-with Hypnotherapy

For thousands of years we humans have been struggling with our habits and addictions.  Even St. Paul lamented, -“I do not do what I want, but do the very thing I hate.  I can will what is right, but I cannot do it” From ancient practices of healing through trance to cutting edge healers and scientists like Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. (Biology of Belief) and Daniel Amen, M.D. (Unchain Your Brain), hypnosis has long been considered one of the most powerful tools to change your core issues and reprogram your life. Find out how you can use hypnotherapy to create new neural inroad towards the life that your conscious mind desires.

11/11 The Whole Person Approach to the Body you Desire

Psychiatrist and brain imaging expert, Dr. Daniel Amen, states in his latest book, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body,” that to look and feel your best, you must first think about and optimize your brain.  He recommends knowing your brain type to understand what kind of eater you are and to find out which foods and medications can help or hurt you. Balancing your brain chemistry will make it easier to lose weight, reduce stress and increase energy levels.  Quit dieting and get to know your brain!

11/18 Introduction to Sound Healing

According to Jonathan Goldman, “the human body may be metaphorically understood as an orchestra, with each organ, bone, tissue and part having a resonant frequency.”  Ancient mystery schools of Rome, Athens, Egypt, India, China and Tibet used sound as a therapeutic tool, based upon the belief that vibration is the fundamental creative force of the universe.  Come to experience an orchestra of sound within your own body. After a brief discussion of frequency, entrainment, and cymatics, you will have the opportunity to play crystal healing bowls, listen to Tibetan Bowls, and learn to tone with the sounds from your own throat.

Reservations $10-     Nourished Health Wellness Center

Order a lunch prepared by Healthy Chef Katie Bauer      $5

Why Hypnosis?

Recently a friend asked me why, with all the cutting-edge modalities available nowadays, I decided to get trained in something so old as hypnotherapy.

Well, the major reason is because it works! My starting with my undergraduate studies in psychology, I have explored and experienced many types of traditional therapy from a clinical psychologist, an MSW, a pastoral counselor, and a psychoanalyst and all of it was helpful, but my greatest, most immediate breakthroughs came from a few sessions of hypnosis. Friends and family had similar results.

Besides seeing its effectiveness in creating life changes, more information is coming out about why it works, some of it written by “cutting edge” authors. Molecular biologist Bruce Lipton, PhD, in the Biology of Belief, explains that “if an energy vibration in the environment resonates with a receptor’s antenna, it will alter the protein’s charge, causing the receptor to change shape”. . . so “biological behavior can be controlled by invisible forces, including thought, as well as it can be controlled by physical molecules, like penicillin. . .” We are not locked into our DNA, change at the core, cellular level is possible.

A study published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science, “. . . that energetic signaling mechanisms, such as electromagnetic frequencies are a hundred times more efficient in relaying environmental information than physical signals such as hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors, etc.” (81)

In addition to our genetic makeup and how it is affected by the environment through energy fields, much of how we live our day to day lives is simply due to programming that was instilled in us as children. Lipton points out that young children’s brains are operating at the same low frequencies (theta and alpha) utilized in hypnosis to create deep suggestible states. So, we all have taken in, “downloaded”, thousands of messages whether they were appropriate for us or even accurate. All of that programming was absorbed without being filtered through the critical mind, which develops later.

It makes sense, then, that to release some of those old messages and patterns that keep us in a rut, returning to the deeper levels of consciousness would facilitate the change we (our higher level of consciousness) desire. He states, “The biggest impediments to realizing the success of which we dream are the limitations programmed into the subconscious. These limitations not only influence our behavior, they can also play a major role in determining our physiology and health. (xiv)” he goes on to say that “positive thoughts have a profound effect on behavior and genes, but only when they are in harmony with subconscious programming” (xxviii).  We, hypnotherapists, could actually term ourselves as “subconscious behavioral therapists.”

Lipton provides this quote of Gandhi-

Your beliefs become your thoughts
Your thoughts become your words
Your words become your actions
Your actions become your habits
Your habits become your values
Your values become your destiny.

Positive thinking can help, prayer and meditation can help, willpower can help, but for those of us who could use even more help, hypnotherapy can provide an extra lift out of the old rut, into a new direction and destiny.

FALL CLASSES AT PEOPLE HOUSE

Save the date for some life-changing opportunities!  We will be posting descriptions of each session. For more information go to the People House website.

Sept.11     Change Your Body, Change Your Mind, Change                                                     Your Life-with Hypnotherapy

Sept. 18    The Whole Person Approach to the Body you Desire

Oct. 2, 9    Nine Secrets to Healthy Longevity

Nov. 7       Your Body, the Orchestra: A healing experience

Nov. 14    The Science of Gratitude

Pre-registration required. Call 720-515-8411 or email Victoria@technologiesoftheself.org