Many cancer survivors know there are a number of complementary aids to the medical management of cancer including exercise, meditation, art for wellness and journaling. Another powerful tool in coping with cancer -- hypnosis. Have you ever seen hypnosis demonstrated? In the past, many people associated it with stage presentations showing people quacking like a duck. However, clinical hypnotherapy is a very different 'animal'. Hypnotherapy is the responsible use of hypnosis and has been used for centuries to relieve pain. It has been approved by the American Medical Association (AMA) since the 1950's. More recent uses of hypnotherapy are to aid people in quitting smoking, losing weight and motivation.
On Thursday, June 21, 2012, I will be speaking to the Life with Cancer group about how hypnosis works and how hypnotherapy can be a great tool for use with cancer patients both prior to and during treatment. The seminar will include an opportunity to ask questions of someone who has used hypnotherapy in dealing with their own cancer. Hypnotherapy can be another way to help make day-to-day life with cancer easier.