cancer treatment support
Cancer treatments can be very stressful, support with hypnotherapy to aid relaxation has been found to be beneficial in clinical trials. From the moment of diagnosis of cancer there can be an emotional rollercoaster of emotions involved no matter how strong we may think we are. The thought of treatment and its potential side effects can be very stressful and this is where hypnotherapy can help to support you.
Preparing for treatments with hypnotherapy sessions can help to boost the immune system to work with the treatments. (article Hypnosis in Breast Cancer Care : A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials by Holger Cramer, Romy Lauche, Anna Paul, 2014).
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis has also published studies that prove the positive effect of hypnosis on pain management and stress relief.
Radiotherapy to treat breast cancer requires holding the breath for up to thirty seconds at a time. Some women don’t find this easy, hypnotherapy can aid in helping you to train and attain this breath holding in a calm relaxed manner, building up gently to your goal.
Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy to be used alongside medical treatments. It is always advisable to consult your doctor or consultant before undertaking any complementary therapies or treatments.
Laura has CPD training in cancer awareness and cancer support.
For support with cancer treatment relaxation, breath holding for radiotherapy, or any other issues including end of life support please contact to make an enquiry and to book an appointment