A cancer diagnosis can be a huge shock to the system. After the initial shock, other psychological responses kick in like confusion, disbelief, denial, anger, depression and fear. Hypnosis can help make Chemotherapy more bearable and also promote recovery.
Hypnotherapy has been shown to help people feel calmer, more in control of their treatment and can help speed up the recovery process. Pain management is another area in which hypnotherapy can be extremely useful. Rather than trying to convince you that your pain doesn’t exist, hypnotherapy aims to alleviate the fear and anxiety associate with the pain, helping the nervous system become less reactive to it.
Hypnosis still plays a role in the treatment of cancer and is often used to reduce stress and anxiety as well as minimize the side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting.
Fast forward to recovery – hypnotherapy can improve self-confidence, body image and help boost the immune system. Managing stress effectively and developing a positive outlook has a positive effect on the nervous system and by default, a positive effect on your immune system.