Can you imagine going through major surgery without general anesthesia? That’s what Christel Place (left) did when she had her thyroid removed – and she’s one of a growing number of patients who opt out of general anesthesia and get hypnotized instead. Hypnosis plus a local anesthetic leaves patients sedated but aware, reports the Associated Press, and doctors say their recovery time is faster and their need for painkillers reduced. This method is feasible for only certain operations, of course – not those involving the heart or internal organs.
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Here’s an incredible, research-backed Ted Talk from Kelly McGonigal on how our relationship with stress is more impactful that the amount of stress we are exposed to.
For most of us, blushing when we’re embarrassed or anxious is a common occurrence. But for those who suffer from a stronger type of blushing, or blush more easily, also known as pathological blushing, this abnormal facial reddening can become physically and psychologically tormenting.
In order to understand better, contemplate this:
Think of all the cues that normal blushing in someone sends to their audience, of one or many, when embarrassment is clearly not the cause: “They must be…”
– Lacking confidence
– Hiding something
Next think of yourself going through an entire day sending the wrong message dozens of times in every conceivable situation. Would you feel frustrated, maybe defeated, and exhausted? To be misunderstood at such a basic human level may be hard for people to grasp.
It is possible to overcome the chronic condition of blushing with hypnosis. Below is a recent testimonial to what can be accomplished with hypnosis
“I went to see Angie to help me overcome my blushing and social anxiety. I had tried other methods like anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills but nothing seemed to help. It was like living under a dark cloud and I felt as if I would never be able to overcome these horrible feelings of anxiety and stress that would take over my body when I spoke to people! It was not a way to live. Through Internet research I discovered other people who have used hypnosis to help with this anxiety and I was more than willing to give it a shot. I connected with Angie immediately and after our first session I had this feeling of calmness that I had never experienced before and I knew this was going to work. The amount we accomplished in three sessions was more than what I went in there for. Not only did Angie use hypnosis to help my blushing and anxiety but she taught me techniques to use in everyday life to bring me more peace and relaxation. Since seeing Angie I have not experienced any anxiety and when a stressful situation comes my way I can handle it calmly with a clear, focused mind and I can bring my stress level down in just a short second. It feels like the weight has literally been lifted off my shoulders and I can control my own mind, body and life. Thank you Angie for this amazing, life changing experience.”
Did you know that 1 in 9 people have a phobia of some sort! Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective treatment for many individuals with phobias. Common phobias are heights, flying, vomiting, snakes, spiders, germs, the dark, needles, blood , enclosed spaces, the # 13 and more.
For some individuals it can be mildly distressing but manageable. For others it can be seriously debilitating. A phobia is a fear of a particular stimulus. This stimulus can be a situation, a thing, or an activity. People with phobias will either go to great lengths to avoid whatever it is they fear, or they will tolerate it with considerable anxiety. For some people, a phobia can trigger panic attacks. In severe cases the phobia can end up literally controlling a person’s life.
Hypnotherapy works by accessing the underlying cause of the phobia and eliminating the person’s conditioned response to the stimulus. The cause is often a traumatic event which occurred at an earlier time in the person’s life. Often the phobic individual does not remember this event. It may be a memory which has been repressed for many years. Repression is a protective mechanism our mind utilizes by keeping memory of the trauma out of our conscious mind until we are ready and able to deal with it.
Hypnotherapy allows you to overcome your phobias in a short amount of time
My arms were at very odd angles to my body and yet i was very comfortable! I surprised my massage therapist today when I told her that she unassumingly gave me a hypnotic suggestion during the massage.
It’s understandable how easy it is to go into a hypnotic state when feeling so relaxed during massage. I was in a light state when she told me to make sure that my arms were comfortable and so I moved the. That wasn’t the hypnotic suggestion I was talking about though 😉 30 seconds later she changed her mind and asked me to hold the sheet for a moment, which put my arms at odd angles. After that I didn’t want to move them because they were so comfortable where they were!