Hypnotic Coaching for Clients with Cancer
The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.
by Zoilita Grant
Cancer has touched the lives of many people. In fact I am sure that you or someone you know has had their lives touched by cancer. Today with innovations in medicine and the use of a more wholistic approach, most people survive cancer but often spend years recovering. Chronic pain, insomnia and failing health plague many people.
There are new ways to help these sur
vivors. Research has shown that people who use the mind-body connections have the best chance of lasting recovery. The secret in helping cancer clients is to use the power of the mind. The mind, when trained in hypnosis, can eliminate up to 75% of the pain sensations that many cancer clients suffer. Appetite can be improved, anxiety eliminated, and a wellness lifestyle can develop through simple hypnosis techniques. Cancer patients, who, once trained in self-hypnosis, may employ these techniques to manage a myriad of symptoms. In particular, hypnosis as a support for both cancer patients and survivors can be effective in treating pain, nausea, fatigue, hot flashes, and sleep disorders.
My first experience in helping people with Cancer began in the late 1990s.
I specialized in preparing people for surgery and working with them afterwards. While I have moved on to other specialties over the course of years, working with Cancer clients has always been close to my heart. I have focused on using the mind-body connection to work with cancer clients for more than 25 yrs. I have seen people with proper hypnotic coaching move from merely surviving to thriving.
Meg is young woman in her early 30s with 2 kids and stage 2 Breast Cancer
Stage 2 means the breast cancer is growing, but it is still contained in the breast or growth has only extended to the nearby lymph nodes. She had been treated with radiation therapy after surgery and was undergoing chemotherapy when we started working together. Meg was extremely anxious and suffered from insomnia, nausea and exhaustion. Hypnosis was incredibly effective for her in releasing the anxiety, establishing greater relaxation, improving sleep and her general quality of life. I have to admit that watching her speed up her healing process and begin to enjoy her life and children again was a very rewarding experience. There are many people like Meg who need the help that hypnosis can provide.
My years of experience in both hypnosis and coaching have allowed me to develop a proven four step program that helps people in all stages of cancer and cancer recovery. I have developed a program that covers effective pain relief, the reduction of experienced stress, while teaching clients to create successful wellness visualizations and suggestions as well as how to live a wellness life style.
Zoilita Grant has been practicing hypnosis for nearly 50 years opening new markets and using hypnosis in unique ways. She has a line of books, kits and Hypnotic Coaching Home Study certifications to train hypnosis practitioners to be Life, Business and Relationship Coaches. https://mindset-for-success.org/