Getting a cancer diagnosis can be a traumatic experience. In a nanosecond, it pulls the rug from under you. It can rob you of confidence. It can even impact your life long after recovery.
A client of mine had undergone many treatments over an extended period and was declared free of cancer. Yet, many months later, she still couldn’t move forward. Thoughts of the cancer returning were a daily reminder.
I helped her mind do something it knew how to do – forget about the cancer.
Our mind has so many ways of coping and yes, forgetting to remember is one of them!
But when the belief in our own recovery weakens, the body struggles to keep up the battle.
Hypnotherapy can help a cancer patient tap into their own resilience.
Cancer patients are often traumatised at hearing their cancer diagnosis. One of my clients felt powerless to fight the big C. Fear and anxiety were robbing her of her inner strength.
When she let go of her fear, it was like a weight had lifted from her shoulders. She could start planning her recovery. She began to focus on her health, her fitness, and her peace of mind.
For others, the side-effects of their ongoing medical treatment interfere with the body’s ability to fight. The pain, the loss of energy, the insomnia, the fatigue, the nausea and other life-disrupting symptoms can weaken a patient’s resilience and inner strength.
Hypnotherapy is well researched for its effectiveness in reducing these symptoms. Suffering the symptoms of radiation or chemotherapy for example do not help a person heal. They are just a by-product. Hypnotherapy can help the mind disrupt these uncomfortable signals to re-focus one’s energy on the long game.
Healing is the goal. When the mind is free to focus on it, the body can heal.
What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve.