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  HOW AND WHY HYPNOTHERAPY WORKS

The experience of being hypnotised can be described as being neither asleep nor awake. Hypnotic states are characterized by pleasant feelings of relaxation. These accompany the altered state of consciousness into which the individual allows himself or herself to enter. Desired and beneficial suggestions may be given directly to the sub-conscious mind in this state.

Hypnosis is a natural, effective way of making contact with the inner, sub-conscious, self. The sub-conscious is a tremendous reservoir of potential strength and knowledge, however it can also be a source of problems. Hypnotherapy is ideal at addressing these problems.

It is estimated that approximately 85% of people of all age groups can readily respond to clinical hypnotherapy. It is often successful when other, more conventional methods of treatment have failed. The Mind Can Heal the Body - Recovering from CFS with Hypnotherapy

Your Mind Can Cure Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Your mind has far more power over your body than you may realise. When a pharmaceutical company wants to market a new drug they always have to test the drug in double-blind trials using placebos, which contain no medicine at all. Why? Because a number of people that have unknowingly been given the placebo recover. They recover because they believe they have been given something that will help them. Their minds somehow make them recover. It would seem that our minds hold an innate healing ability. This is a well known fully documented medical fact. Hypnotherapy, or guided imagery, has been shown in a number of trials to engage this healing ability. Regular use of my hypnotherapy sessions on compact disc will do exactly that for you. My healing hypnotherapy sessions will help you heal your body of ME/CFS by:

  • combatting the negative emotions that promote illness
  • relieving the body of inner stresses that hold back recovery
  • returning balance to your immune system
  • returning natural balance to all parts of your body
Guided imagery has been found in many studies to help those with long-term illnesses such as cancer.
  • In 1989 Dr. David Spiegel of Stanford School of Medicine carried out the now famous study of 86 patients with metastatic breast cancer. After a 10-year follow-up it was found that those women in the support group that were taught self hypnosis and other mind-body techniques had a mean survival rate of 36.6 months compared to 18.9 months for those in the control group. (Spiegel, Bloom, Kraemer, et al., 1989)
  • A study on 63 patients with lymphoma by Professor Leslie Walker of The University of Hull found that those randomised to relaxation and visualisation techniques had a median survival 115 months compared to 74 months for those in the standard treatment group. Even more striking results were obtained on a later follow up. Continuing from a five-year start point all of those in the standard treatment group were dead by 2 years, whereas over 30% of those in the guided meditation group were still alive after 13 years. (Walker, Ratcliffe & Dawson, 1995 & 2000)
  • An experiment in 1990 showed that psychological intervention could offset stress-induced immunosuppression. (Fawzy, Cousins, Fawzy, et al., 1990; Fawzy, Kemeny, Fawzy, et al., 1990)
  • A study on 68 patients with malignant melanoma showed those who took part in a 6 week structured psychiatric group had a higher survival rate five years later. (Fawzy, Fawzy, Hyun, et al., 1993)
  • Those randomised to visualization techniques have more activated T cells (a type of white blood cell) than those in the standard treatment control group. (Ogston, Walker, Simpson, et al., 1997).
  • An experiment in 1999 with cancer patients showed that the more vivid the imagery used by the experimental group, the higher the NK (natural killer) and LAK (lymphokine activated killer) white blood cell activity after chemotherapy. (Walker, Walker, Ogston, et al., 1999)
Guided imagery is most successful, when you are in a state of self-hypnosis (deep mental relaxation), where your subconscious mind is far more accessible and suggestible.
  • "The brain is 'hard-wired' to the autonomic nervous system and the endocrine system, and these systems are known to play a part in the modulation of host defences. It is clear that the brain can communicate with host defences via these and other less well-defined pathways. It is not surprising, therefore, that what happens in the brain, particularly in the frontal lobes, in the limbic system and in the hypothalamus, can alter host defences." (Walker, 2000)

My Recovery, Your Recovery

I used these techniques to cure myself from years of ME/CFS. I recovered to the point that I could lead a full life including playing squash once a week. Something I still do now. Read my daily diary of chronic fatigue syndrome on this website to see how ill I was. Since then I have further developed these chronic fatigue syndrome specific techniques. These techniques are now available to you as healing hypnotherapy sessions on CD. If I recovered using these techniques then so can you.

 

 

 
     
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