Many people are now talking about the mind-body connection. It’s really amazing – even 10 or 15 years ago, so much more of the medical profession was more closed or unaware of the potential to influence the body with the mind.
I remember when I was using hypnotherapy and NLP in a hospital in North London to work with chronic pain patients, when I initially went in to work there, hardly anybody had much of an idea of how hypnosis could help patients – nobody had heard of NLP!
But after working with patients for some time, the doctors started to see the real benefit from hypnotherapy and NLP.
In fact, hypnotherapy has incredible potential for helping in medical settings. With hypnosis it has been well established that you can have considerable effect on the physiology – you can slow down the heart rate, lower blood pressure and even influence bleeding!
Amazingly enough you can have a major impact of blood flow! I used to get nose bleeds that would last for hours. After learning hypnosis, I can now suggest the bleeding will stop and within seconds can stop my nose from bleeding if it starts.
Major surgery has been done under hypnosis – not just to control pain, but also to help control blood flow and to speed up post-operative healing.
In another related context is an awareness of the language used by medical professionals.
For example, after surgery if a patient is recovering and is told by a healthcare professional ‘I’ll put this pan here in case you FEEL SICK!’ – even if they didn’t feel sick, the act of putting the pan there and saying it will unconsciously suggest that it will happen, and frequently after that it does!
We have to be really careful with our language!
Even in giving an injection if you say ‘You might feel a sharp pain’ – what happens?
The patient starts to tense up!
When you tense up, it’s going to hurt a lot more!
So the best method would be to distract the person by talking about something different and inject them at the same time.
With children, you could put an unusual picture on the wall and ask the to look at the ‘circle-square’ – causing distraction and confusion which allows you to inject them more easily!
Healing can be massively speeded up through hypnosis and NLP. It’s all about the mind body connection and the power to speed up healing is about connection with your unconscious mind.
The fastest way to get that inner connection is to attend a high quality NLP or hypnotherapy Training or see a good hypnotherapist.
We offer regular NLP and hypnotherapy Training in North London and also Glasgow, Scotland – see our schedule for upcoming dates.