MEDICAL HYPNOSIS

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     Hypnosis Can Help Many Issues

The body reflects the mind. By unraveling complicated emotions, we can understand the roots of  behaviors, and can even find the source of  an ailment. Our bodies reflect holding patterns of emotions, and experiences  which often get locked into our physical  landscapes. Body sensations can offer us “messages” if we take the time to listen and have the tools to respond. The relaxed state offered in  hypnosis provides a powerful space where such issues maybe addressed and understood. Clear Mind Arts offers such a safe space. Issues that can be addressed include everything from Migraine headaches, digestive disorders to weight stabilization.  Studies have shown that recovery rates are greatly accelerated when someone prepares for surgery with a program of relaxation. Whatever this issue, feel confident that there is support in taking the first step towards change. Feel free to contact Jennifer and set up an appointment today.

Healing the Body with the Mind

The use of mindfulness and guided imagery to impact health is becoming more accepted in alternative and conventional settings as an effective method of healing.   Continued research is being done  on the vital connection between mental and physical health. Many conditions from most neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash, to skin ailments and stomach issues are rooted in repressed emotions. Understanding your own repressed emotions is an invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life. Through the process of deep relaxation using Hypnosis individuals have the opportunity to explore trapped emotions in a safe space.

According to the Mayo Clinic “Hypnotherapy has the potential to relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. It can be used independently or along with other treatments. For example, its one of several relaxation methods for treating chronic pain that has been approved by an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health.”

What exactly happens during Hypnosis?

For many people hypnosis is mysterious. Cultural lore has misrepresented hypnosis as a time when we are asleep, in a state that we can easily be influenced. In fact,  the opposite is true. Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness. One of the goals of clear mind arts, is to strengthen ones own highest wisdom, to know oneself, and therefore understand any emotional roots of physical ailments.

Just take  the example of when you think about something that makes you happy, endorphins and other chemicals are released  and that  impact your mood, and create a ripple effect. Positive thinking does change your brain. It is not in some magical way, but in a real physical way. Based on the science known as neuroplasticity, our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains. This concept was  introduced by William James in 1890, and is finally coming to be accepted after resistance from the scientific community. 

Imagine the chance to shift your relationship to your own history?

Take the most compelling images of water in the link below. These images are the result of the genius of Dr. Masaru Emoto, taken during his experiments in the 1990’s. The experiment was to document the physical effects of words, music, prayers   and environment has upon the crystalline structure of water. After being exposed to different words and prayers and then frozen, his study shows the  dramatic effect of mind to transform. After observing these miraculous results, Dr. Emoto went on to type out different words, both positive and negative in nature, and taped them to containers full of water.

 

What happens when we are able to go into deep relaxation?  We  have the opportunity to by-pass our conceptual, judging minds. By  focusing our attention on uplifting  imagery and experiences, letting go of cares and worries may be easy. Who doesn’t want to be in a place “where anything is possible?”  Once one connects with positive places within, it is possible to address an array of issues. Just like exercise, developing the capacity to go inward and shift behavioral responses requires practice. Changing a behavior, whether is it simply having happy thoughts or replacing a habit with a new one, takes reinforcement.

Current trends in neuroscience offer evidence  that we can consciously improve our health and well-being by simply changing our thoughts. ‘Discoveries in 20th century neuroplasticity have shown that our  brain matter  has been formed from our past experiences and can change based on new input’.  By introducing individuals to a “safe space within”  a naturally calming  effect  can permeate all aspects of body, mind, and spirit. It is in this space that we can untether repressed emotions and understand the roots of behavior. In the presence of a trained Hypnosis facilitator, complicated emotional knots have a place to untangle. Whether someone is experiencing illness or wishes to overcome a fear, having the place to simply relax  can yield huge benefits.

The psyche is amazing in times during times of stress. Emotions are compartmentalized when there is not time or the circumstance to process an experience. This can cause emotions become compounded as result of challenging life events.  Even simply needing to process several experiences at once can cause emotional knots. These knots can  result in  somatic expression, through dis-ease, discomfort  or behavioral choices which do not reflect our wishes. In other words, behavior and discomfort can provide us with  messages. If we create a space of love and acceptance, we can understand the messages held inside of Often this brings a relief and the physical ailment naturally resolves.

The body is designed to heal itself, and hypnosis  can accelerate  the process. . Although Pain  serves  to let us know when something is not right, at times, if the roots are emotional or spiritual, hypnosis can be extremely effective in decreasing pain. It is always advised that Hypnosis be used as a complement to medicine, always be used as an adjunct to following the advice of one’s physician. A Individual’s  willingness and  belief  in the process have a huge impact in the success of its outcome, and  documented in many studies on placebo.

Listen to this radio lab show devoted to the effects of placebo. Placebo is a great example demonstrating the power of the mind to heal.

 According to a New York Times article from April 15, 2011

“Hypnosis is now being implemented in some of the most respected medical institutions in the country including Stanford Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, Mount Sinai Medical center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. “It is an effective and inexpensive way to manage medical care,” said Dr. David Spiegel, director of the Center on Stress and Health at Stanford University School of Medicine and a leading authority on hypnosis.

 Harvard Medical School conducted a study published in 2000, and found that patients who received hypnosis had fewer complications and shorter procedures than patients who did not have hypnosis. 

A survey of psychotherapy literature  was conducted by psychologist Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. and revealed the following recovery rates:

Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions. Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions. Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions.

Source: American Health Magazine

Through an initial session and “fact finding mission” of an intake interview and intro into entering into a relaxed state, a personalized  strategy and program will be suggested for the best outcome.


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