HYPNOSIS HAS MANY APPLICATIONS THAT CAN ASSIST IN ALLEVIATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Until recently, mind body research was considered quackery in scientific circles. But with the advent of new technology the scientific fields of psychiatry, neuroscience, immunology, endocrinology and genetics are increasingly coming together to consider how the mind, brain and biological systems work together to affect health. It’s a field of research often called to as Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which looks at the interaction between different processes in the body that have traditionally been studied separately.
“For hundreds of years, Western medicine has looked at mind and body as totally separate entities, to the point where saying something ‘is all in your head’ implied that it was imaginary. Now we’ve found how changing the activity of the mind can alter the way basic genetic instructions are implemented.”
Herbert Benson MD Harvard Medical School
“There is no doubt that when you take it to the next level, the mind and the body are connected, and that when those connections are intact and in balance you have health and when they’re broken you have disease.”
Esther Sternberg MD, University of Arizona
"There are many remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple. A recent film documentary, 'The Connection' shows that we can counter the harmful affects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation. It shows that emotions can impact the course of an illness for better or for worse and could even be the difference between life and death. The film explains the mechanisms behind belief, which scientists now know contributes 30 to 50 percent of the effect of any known biological cure and explores how scientists at the cutting edge are now learning that the mind can even influence the expression of genes and the rate at which we age."
Medical Problems that can be positively impacted through Hypnotherapy
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetes, Auto-immune diseases, Chronic Pain, Fertility Problems, Heart Disease, Cancer - and the list goes on.
The Academy of Therapeutic Hypnosis runs specialised courses in various aspects of Medical Hypnosis.