Are You Suffering From Preoperative Anxiety?

Hospital anxiety

Having surgery is never easy. Patients worry that the procedure is successful and that they recover well. It’s totally fine to be afraid. But when that fear is excessive and keeps them from functioning normally, it can become a bigger problem. In this article, we’ll talk about preoperative anxiety and tips on how to help…

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How does your body feel right now?

Walking down steps

When looking at an unpleasant reaction to an event you have had, imagine you in a four-story building. On your first floor, there is the event: perhaps the event is tripping over some wires around your computer table. Your brain recognizes what has happened. On your second floor is pain. Your brain is well equipped…

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Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders

Self-hypnosis training is a fast, cost-effective, non-addictive, and safe option in place of medication to care for anxiety-related conditions. Multiple experimental pieces of literature on self-hypnosis in treating anxiety and stress-related disorders, including anxiety associated with cancer, surgery, burns, and medical/dental procedures, have been published. Research has also provided findings regarding self-hypnotic treatment of anxiety-related…

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Finding therapy and support can be confusing

It’s nice to have somewhere to talk about your difficulties, but is that the reason for therapy? As a Registered Nurse and a Hypnotherapist, this is one of the frustrations I often hear when people schedule their appointments. These conversations either occur when I have someone arrive for their initial screening or while I am…

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