Hypnosis Pain Relief
Hypnosis – a couple of articles here from the press submitted by a GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) member Michael O’Sullivan relating to the current use of hypnosis in pain relief and some of my own experiences in this area.
A French hospital used hypnosis to block pain in 150 cancer surgeries
And another from the USA (Hamilton, USA not Scotland) from Dr Jeffrey Ennis who has published a book on the subject.
Also another article from the Daily Telegraph illustrating the power of hypnotherapy to achieve anaesthesia for what would normally require a local or general anaesthetic.
Historically mesmerism was a form of hypnosis used to achieve from partial to complete anaesthesia well documented by Dr James Esdaile in “Mesmerism in India – and Its Application in Surgery and Medicine” published as early as 1846 and then hypnosis itself was employed in dentistry and medicine.
I have used mesmerism with e.g. severe migraines and hypnosis for back pain- sometimes severe and on a scale of 1-10 around 9 reducing to a more bearable 2 or 3. In the field of dentistry major problem for pracititioners can be that of gagging or oversensitivity in the mouth and throat which means that treatment is effectively stopped until the problem is overcome. This can be done with a combination of suggestion therapy and self-hypnosis to desensitise the area so the dental practitioner can gain access either by insertion of fingers or instruments. This can be very severe so I have examples of patients who had not had treatment for up to 15 years. Needless to say sometimes unless great care was taken with dental hygiene this can result in multiple fillings and probably extractions. Then the problem becomes one of – does the patient accept dental pain relief by injection or can they accept it at all? Normally it can take several sessions to deal with this but makes an enormous difference to both patient and practitioner.
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Hypnotherapy Training focus
- Learning at an appropriate rate – keeping it straightforward and building confidence
- Training in the various methods of hypnosis from simple suggestion to indirect (Ericksonian) methods
- Then once you master how to hypnotise – how to apply this powerful therapy to many problems or things people want to improve
- Do case studies beyond the 2-week practical course to consolidate your knowledge and expertise – with proper supervision
- How to get and retain clients – another skillset you have to know
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Fear of heights
Fear of heights? This photo sent in by a client of mine proves that hypnotherapy can be rapid and effective. He was about to go on a skiing holiday but had difficulty walking along a mountain ridge even without snow and had experienced difficulty in dealing with the impression he might give to his kids and possibly pass on this fear. This could extend to travelling in a clear-sided lift or elevator if they were with him. On his skiing holiday recently in North America this is where he got to with his friends courtesy of a helicopter-
You can make out their ‘landing zone’ and the tracks of a previous skier going downhill to the right of the picture.
Email from my client
Thanks for your help. I can categorically say that it has a positive effect on my ability to function at height. I attach a picture of me on a ridge in ******* after having been dropped there by Helicopter.
The trip has proved to be more extreme than I imagined but I have been fine.
A million thank yous.
How we got there
Typically in the past this form of height phobia has taken anything from 1 to 3 sessions to get the person confident again to deal with being high up somewhere from the milder cases where the fear was of climbing up a steep hill gradient to more difficult situations like a fireman faced. In this case he took 2 sessions, the first of these being a straightforward suggestion therapy session with an MP3 recording to use at home and the second being a fairly practical session using principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Hypnosis and some ‘homework’ to test out. His own homework above shows promise!
It was just a throwaway comment on my recent Dip.AH course in analytical hypnotherapy here in Perth, but I mentioned to one of the students that chickens can be hypnotised by holding their beak to the ground and drawing a chalk line away from the beak. Result is that the chicken focuses on the line which effectively hypnotises it.
The lady in question said, “PS It seems Croad Langshan hens are indeed hypnotisable!
She stared in a dazed way in front of her for quite a few seconds, long enough to slowly release her head.”
The Croad Langshan is an ancient and rare breed originally from Northern China and in the UK since late 19th century.
Not quite part of the curriculum but a bit of a switch on the usual fear of clients becoming chickens as in stage shows.
So we can now add to dogs and cats being susceptible!
by John Moonie
They may not be as harmless as they are made out as this article by freelance author Laura Chapman explores. Hypnotherapy is a tried and tested way of smoking cessation but it can also apply to other forms of addiction:-
Electronic cigarettes: the new craze that keeps you hooked on nicotine.
See the hypnoperth website article on smoking itself:
Hypnotherapy – Stop Smoking, Start Living
Never thought I’d post something with a cute cat photo but here it is! One of my client who has been doing the hypnotic gastric band therapy has reported her cat has now developed a liking for my Easier Weight Loss CD. My client listens to this as she falls asleep and the cat now jumps on to the shelf where she keeps the CD player and when the track starts playing, settles down and goes to sleep. This is further to my earlier post about a client’s restless puppy calming down as she played the Relaxation and Confidence CD! As far as the cat owner knows her pet has not lost any weight yet, even if she has.
by John Moonie
Welcome to the HypnoPerth blog, written by John Moonie. As you can see from the Hypnoperth site I offer hypnotherapy along with a number of CDs and MP3 downloads.
And as a leading provider of Hypnotherapy Training in Scotland a course in diploma (practitioner level) training,
What I aim to offer in the blog is a more personal insight into various things to do with hypnosis and the problems or opportunities it can help with. Some are better known than others – e.g. smoking cessation, weight loss and so on. Less well known is its effect on things that are sometimes suprising like pain control, migraines and insomnia.
I’m always open to suggestions as any good hypnotist should be and if you have something you think I can explain better, please leave a comment.
by John Moonie