Preparing for surgery can be a stressful & worrying time …

  • Will the operation run smoothly?
  • What will the outcome be?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • How much pain will there be?

One of the most effective ways to deal with these concerns is with pre-surgical hypnosis preparation. Hypnosis has many applications, is highly effective with regard to pre-surgical preparation. Powerful suggestions, together with training in relaxation, visualization & pain control methods are extremely effective on many levels.

I had personal experience of this very early on in my training, when my sister needed to go in for an operation. At the time I was hypno-curious, and not entirely convinced of the effectiveness of hypnosis, but I wanted to help my sister & thought it was worth a shot. A couple of days before the op, I gave her suggestions for a smooth op with no complications. I further suggested that she would come back to full consciousness after the op quickly and easily, and that there would be a speedy recovery, free of complications. The results were remarkable and literally blew me away! When the medical staff wheeled her out of the operating theater, she was fully awake & conscious – she was actually sitting up! Within an hour she was chatting & drinking water. Due to her speedy recovery, she was discharged 3 days early. Doctors & friends were astounded at how quickly & neatly the scar healed. It was quite an eye-opener for me & I needed no further convincing of the power of hypnosis!

Hypnosis as part of the Pre Surgical Preparation has marked benefits for the patient:

  • Less Anxiety and Stress
  • Relaxation and More Ease of Mind
  • Decreased Complications
  • Decreased Nausea After Surgery
  • Less Pain
  • Recover Faster and Faster Wound Healing
  • Less Dependent on Meds

Helping You Heal Faster

We have a gentle but powerful 3 session pre-operative program designed to give you the very best advantage for your surgery, pain control & speedy recovery. My methods are tried and tested, and are extremely successful.

We use a combination of the following gentle but powerful methods:

  • Powerful hypnotic suggestions
  • Autogenic Training
  • Visualization
  • Self Hypnosis
  • Relaxation / Meditation
  • Pain Control Methods
  • Future Pacing

Hypnosis for pre-surgical preparation has been thoroughly researched by the medical fraternity, and is a well-documented fact. Further, there have been published reports of randomized control trails utilizing hypnosis for presurgical, intra-operative, and postoperative relief from pain & anxiety – with significant positive results.

Studies On The Benefits of Hypnosis For Surgery

Suggestion, Relaxation, and Hypnosis as Adjuncts in the Care of Surgery Patients

Clinical trials utilizing hypnotic suggestion to facilitate the recovery of surgery patients were critically reviewed. The studies credit hypnosis with facilitating the physical and/or emotional recovery of patients following surgery. According to the study, hypnosis, suggestion, and relaxation are all underutilized techniques. Benefits include shortened postoperative hospitalization, faster recovery of patients from surgery, as well as improved psychological and emotional states, following surgery.

American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis – Volume 33, Issue 3, 1991

Hypnosis Reduces Pain and Speeds up Recovery from Surgery

The study involved more than 1400 patients undergoing surgery. It was found that patients who had hypnosis for pre-surgical preparation, had optimal surgical conditions (no complications) reduced pain, less anxiety, less discomfort, reduced need for meds, and recovered faster.

Hypnosis & its application in surgery – Universite de Liege, Service d’Anesthesie: Rev Med Liege. 1998 Jul;53(7):414-8.

Preoperative Hypnosis Reduces Postoperative Vomiting After Surgery:

A study of fifty random patients in respect of postoperative nausea and vomiting after general anesthesia & surgery, found that patients in the control group had significantly less vomiting & needed fewer meds. Of the group who had hypnosis, 61% had little or no vomiting, whereas 39% of the other group had little or no vomiting.

Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica – An International Journal of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Pain & Emergency Medicine – Volume 41, Issue 8, September 1997

Hypnosis truly is amazing – we have only begun to discover what can be done with the power of the mind. If you are going for surgery, why not give yourself the advantage towards a smooth operation, less pain & speedy recovery. We can do so very much for ourselves with the power of our minds.

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