Check out this article from the NIH about the effective integration of hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy applied in the treatment options for breast cancer patients
“ The present study examined the effectiveness of a multimodal psychotherapeutic approach, combining cognitive‐behavioral therapy and hypnosis (CBTH), to reduce negative affect and increase positive affect in 40 women undergoing breast cancer radiotherapy.”
“ In other words, the CBTH intervention not only reduced negative affect, but also increased positive affect during breast cancer radiotherapy. Computation of effect sizes indicated that the effects seen here are not only statistically significant, but clinically meaningful as well (Revicki et al., 2006).”
I support patients with identifying and balancing psychological factors- such as fears, stress, negative thinking, and worry. These can be replaced with greater calm, positive thoughts and emotions, and the projection of hope into the healing of the body- as well as follow through with the behaviors that support their health by being disciplined and nurturing towards one’s self. Patients learn to identify and modify environmental, occupational, and lifestyle factors. And, for each person that could be different-as with relationships to their work, or with people, or to how they manage stress. So join me in a weekly online Guided Imagery and Hypnosis for Healing course!
Hypnotherapy is scientifically proven as a powerful adjunctive therapy- applied along with traditional cognitive therapy. With hypnotherapy, we are addressing the potential unconscious ideas, beliefs, and emotions that often limit the patient from achieving optimal medical outcomes or potentials.