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Cancer and Hypnotherapy

Cancer is a physical ailment in the body so what effect can Hypnotherapy, which is basically just talking, have on it? The brain is the control centre for everything we do. It controls our breathing, blood pressure, digestion, immune systems and all automatic functions. When asleep it monitors the surroundings to keep us safe. The brain is also like a car battery. When we experience an emotion that is not appropriate to show, for example our boss has really annoyed us but we want to keep our job, the energy is stored in the brain and blood pressure rises. At night or in quiet times during the day our brains slowly release this energy and frees up our systems. If the amount of stress exceeds what is currently being cleared the body slowly accumulates stress and emotions and these can hinder functionality and the physical performance of the body.
Hypnotherapy affects how these background processes work and can therefore help Cancer sufferers and/or their carers as follows:
Maximise the efficiency of the body’s repair systems.
Reduce and sometimes stop pain.
Help with coming to terms with the illness.
Help with staying focussed and positive on issues that still trouble us whether we have a cancer diagnosis or not.

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