Allergic to Anaesthetic? 3 ways a Hypnotist can Help

Most of the time, when you are going to need surgery, you know that well in advance.

That gives you plenty of time, more than you probably want, to worry about it. It also, however, gives you ample time to prepare for the scary day.

One of the best ways to prepare is to make an appointment with a competent clinical hypnotist, who will be able to help in in three distinct areas.

First, there is hypnotic anaesthesia. There was a time when anesthesia basically amounted to slugging back a bottle of whiskey, which worked about as well as you might think it would—not very well at all. Nowadays, chemical anesthesia is the norm, but there are some people who can’t handle it. That is rare, but when it happens, hypnosis can offer an alternative. It has actually been used for a long time. In the nineteenth century, before modern anaesthesia came along, the surgical mortality rate was much lower for the lucky patients who had surgeons adept at hypnosis.

When you are facing surgery, another common issue is anxiety. There is, after all, no such thing as “minor surgery,” and it is hard not to be anxious about the coming procedure. The thought of lying on a table, unconscious, at the mercy of a stranger with a knife, isn’t thrilling. Neither is wondering how long it will take to recover, and how well you will do down the road. Those worries can make everything harder, even getting up in the morning. Hypnosis helps here, too. When you are in a trance, you cannot feel tense, or anxious. A trained hypnotist will also arm you with powerful post-hypnotic suggestions for positive thought, and probably also give you some training in self-hypnosis, so that the sense of calm and optimism will stay with you.

Last, and best, your hypnotist can help you learn to develop a self-hypnotic trance state that you can take with you, right into the surgery. You can record it, and listen to it while you are being prepped. Some surgeons will even let you listen to it while you are on the table. Either way, the research clearly shows that when you are in a hypnotic trance during surgery you have fewer complications, less post-surgical pain, and a faster recovery.

So when you are facing surgery, think hypnosis.

Hypnotic Abilities..

There is a growing awareness of hypnosis as a tool to take things that have gone wrong and fix them; but not as many people realise that hypnosis is also a great tool for doing good stuff even better.

Take renowned Swiss adventurer Andre Piccard, for example. Piccard—his grandfather was a balloonist and his father an undersea explorer—along with British pilot Brian Jones, made the first round-the-world balloon trip, some forty-six thousand kilometers non-stop, in 1999. Last year he went one better. He and fellow Swiss Andre Borschberg flew the solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse around the world.

Piccard did the piloting on the leg across the Atlantic Ocean—more than three days in the air, no stopping, and almost no sleeping.

How did he do that? How did he get the most out of the little sleep he managed, and stay focused, dealing with winds, staying on course, when he was awake?

He used hypnosis.

Piccard’s day job is being a psychiatrist. He is also a trained hypnotist. He used self-hypnosis to keep himself functioning on that long, long flight.

Piccard’s feat offers a good example of how you can use hypnosis to do the things you do every day, but do them better.

For instance, are you going to school, or studying an acting role, or learning to play an instrument? Learning always requires focus, concentration, and memorisation—all things you will do better if you have the skill of self-hypnosis.

Athletic skills also get a boost from the use of hypnosis. If you are an athlete, you probably already know the value of mental rehearsing. Doing that while you are in a light trance makes it even more effective. Plus, with hypnosis you will be able to work longer and harder, with better results. With some sports, you can even compete in a trance.

So if you have a task to accomplish, or a skill to learn, or a talent to polish, think of making your first step a call to a, trained clinical hypnotist—in Gold Coast think Greg Thompson—to learn the hypnotic skills that will make a difference.

How can Hypnosis Help an Alcoholic?

Alcohol abuse is something that develops gradually. It starts small, and then it grows. Think of it as a road. It begins as a gentle footpath, a drink now and then that eases social situations, or offers a way to wind down at the end of a hard day.

Then that footpath widens into a graveled country lane, and before you know it the country lane merges into a paved road, and then the paved road becomes a superhighway littered with beer cans, whiskey bottles, car wrecks, lost family and friends, disease, and ultimately, death.

If you are anywhere along that road, and beginning to realise that you need to get off, there are off ramps. The trick is to know which one to select.

One of those off ramps is AA—Alcoholics Anonymous. It has been around for a long time, and it has helped some people, but not that many compared to the number who need help. The success rate for AA is, at best, ten percent.

Then there are programs based on the AA approach, designed mainly for severe, addicted alcoholics and often based in residential facilities. Their success rate also leaves much to be desired.

Some physicians try to treat alcoholism and alcohol abuse with drugs, but those tend to work even less well than AA.

Fortunately, there is another way—hypnosis.

Alcohol abuse is a problem with many different parts. A hypnotherapeutic approach works because it operates on multiple levels to deal with those problems.

First of all, you need to deal with cravings. For most problem drinkers, cravings are triggered by particular situations—being around other drinkers, for instance—or by specific feelings—anger, fear, sadness, or sometimes even elation. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to stop cravings. In a trance, you do not feel cravings, period. They simply do not exist.

Sometimes excessive drinking is tied to old trauma, often from childhood. A skilled hypnotherapist can help you go back in time, examine those old traumatic experiences calmly, and resolve them.

Hypnosis can also help you discover your strengths and talents, some of which you may have no idea that you possessed, and use them, not only to get your drinking under control, but to take charge of every part of your life.

So if you are concerned about your drinking, think hypnosis.