What is Hypnosis & Psychotherapy?: – Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy use the power of the mind to help heal physical as well as emotional problems. They both help the patient discover the underlying emotional and psychological causes to their ailments.
The theory of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy: – There is no doubt that our minds and bodies work together, when one is under stress, the other suffers. We have all experienced it – blushing when embarrassed, going pale with shock, having sweaty palms when nervous.
These are just small instances of the way in which our minds can affect our bodies. Medical literature is now full of studies confirming that many diseases are psycho-somatic (caused in the mind) or stress-related. From skin diseases (eg. psoriasis and eczema) to stomach ulcers and migraine. Some doctors have estimated that as much as 75% of modern diseases and disorders are actually induced through stress.
Fortunately, the power of the mind has also been shown to be a primary factor in healing many diseases, even cancer. It is therefore important in any physical or emotional health problem not to overlook hypnotherapy and psychotherapy on the road back to health.
What is involved in treatment?: – A Hypnotherapist or psychotherapist will attempt to find out as much about you and your problem as possible during the first visit to try and establish the relevant psychological factors and the appropriate mode of treatment.
In hypnotherapy you will be relaxed in a comfortable chair or couch and the therapist will put you into a hypnotic state – neither asleep nor awake.
The therapist will then try to extract information from your subconscious mind in order to find the cause of your problem. Suggestions may be made to your subconscious. At the end of the session you will be brought out of the hypnotic state feeling calm, relaxed and re-energised.
Obtaining treatment: – Due to the intimate nature of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, it is extremely important to the success of the treatment that you carefully select the therapist to ensure that you get on with him or her.
Hypnotherapy has a wide application for all ailments in which anxiety, depression or tension are involved.
Can Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy help Emphysema?: – Whilst there have been no reported studies specifically related to emphysema and hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, there are many reported instances of asthma and chronic bronchial conditions having been helped through these therapies.
The power of suggestion and mental imagery is a tool all too often overlooked but which can be of immense help to emphysema sufferers. The power of the mind can help improve remaining respiratory function and minimise the damage caused to scarred lung and bronchial tissues.