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Guest Column
Medical hypnotherapy has become main stream

May 04, 2011

The facts speak for themselves. Scientific research not only supports the use of alternative health care, hospital’s are increasing both staff and facilities to accommodate the demand. Medical Hypnosis is not only main stream, it is becoming the norm. Combined with acupuncture, NLP and other modalities, the results are excellent.

Since 1950, more than 6,000 articles on the benefits of hypnosis have been published — and hospitals are taking note. Beaumont and Henry Ford clinics in Clarkston both offer Medical Hypnotherapy because it works fast and the results/solutions last long. Many in the medical field are well aware of the extra gain’s that can occur through the hypnotic experience. Examples include feeling very relaxed, inspired and optimistic. Better eating habits are common as self esteem returns and you feel that you deserve to eat healthy and nutrition is key. And the same with exercise and feeling that you have started a new, inspired chapter in your life.

So what is Medical Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is an enhanced state of focused attention in which people demonstrate significantly greater control over both mental and physical functions. Prior to hypnosis, hypnotherapist and client “team up” during an interview sessio to help discover possible causes of negative behaviors that need to be amended. Time-Line Therapy and Parts Therapy can be utilized and solutions may arise before Hypnosis is used.

Time-line Therapy is teaming up with your Clinical and reviewing key life events and determining when they occured in your life. An example would be having a surgery, a death in the family and many other trauatic events that have occured. It could be as simple as an authority in your life saying to you, “You can’t do that” and because you believed them, your unconscious mind believed it to be your truth. This comment, alone, can be your limiting belief and can quickly rectafied. And forgiveness plays a big roll in both forgiving our mistakes and forgiving others as well.

Parts Therapy- Imagine that inner voice inside of you. You hear it telling you the opposite of what you consciously believe. Your unconscious mind runs programs and for the smoker the program might say “Have a cigarette, it will calm you down and make you feel better.” And your conscious mind may be aware of the truth, that tar and nicotine cause cancer and many deseases and it’s best to stop smoking. Clearly, there is a miss understanding with the unconscioius mind. Hypnosis can get the true message to the unconscious quickly, that all cigarettes are harmful, even second hand smoke is bad for you. And when the unconscious mind get’s the truth, it changes the program to “Cigarettes will hurt us,, stop that now, or we’ll do more harm to our lungs and the rest of our body, let’s breath fresh air as God designed us to!” The smoker is now free of a very bad habit.

Know that part of you is a child, part is a student, a spiritual being and so on. Internal conflict can be resolved by re asigning the limiting part a new function. A good therapist would ask, “What do you really want that is realistic to achieve and how can the limiting part take on a more supportive roll. The client reasigns a roll and the conflict is resolved and better behavior is now supported and affirmed

In his book, An Exploration Of The Use Of Hypnosis In Medicine, Dr Leo Gagnon wrote, “Here are the reasons not to use Hypnosis. There are none known.

Periodically, I hope to educate our community on alternative health care. It’s my sincere desire to help my neighbors live more healthy, fulfilling and loving lives. Next time I will discuss . . .

If you have a suggestion or question which can be used for future columns, please send them to me, in care of The Review, Scott Cooper is a certified hypnotherapist residing in the area.