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Medical Hypnosis

medical hypnosis and pain free surgery

Our Unique Expertise in Medical Hypnosis

Have you been searching unsuccessfully for the answer to a physical condition, problem or symptoms for a considerably long time? Perhaps conventional medicine has failed to offer you a solution so far? Medical hypnosis could be the answer.

Traditional medicine focuses on physical symptoms, yet solutions for unexplained, persistent or even common physical problems can be found in the mind.

Many people, including doctors, tend to think hypnosis is for psychological problems. However, the power of hypnosis has been proven with numerous physical and mental conditions, from the simple removal of warts and verrucas to painless surgery. Hypnotherapy is also the only documented successful therapy approved by the NHS for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Medical hypnosis can be beneficial for all problems, both psychological and physical, including:

  • Painless Surgery
  • Chronic and Acute Pain relief
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Hay fever
  • Hypertension
  • Psoriasis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress related diseases
  • Strokes
  • Warts & Verrucas

Research-driven medical hypnosis

We pride ourselves on using research-driven hypnotherapy methods and personal experience which in turn ensures that you receive the very best treatment Both Jenny O’Kelly and Katie Glen are trained in advanced regression hypnotherapy and have treated many patients physical conditions, including painless surgery, unexplained fertility, CFS, allergies, back pain, verrucas and IBS.

Current practicing medical hypnotists are rare. Jenny O’Kelly is a specialist in medical hypnosis having completed an intensive 2 year Medical Hypnosis Diploma dealing purely with medical conditions and surgery. Jenny is one of the handful of hypnotherapists with experience in the operating theatre successfully using hypnosis for painless surgery.

In February 2007, Jenny was invited to use hypnosis in an operating theatre on a client. Few people outside of the medical profession are offered the privilege to work with a surgeon under such circumstances. Although Jenny is not a doctor, the surgeon, patient and Jenny were delighted with the results.

Strongly recommend the hypnosis method for anyone needing surgery

I felt relaxed and calm in Jenny’s capable hands as my operation went ahead. I had chosen not to have an anesthetic as the natural recovery and healing time is much quicker without, plus there are no side effects. The operation was a success and I would strongly recommend the hypnosis method for anyone needing surgery.”

Pauline Hill

Brentford, Middlesex

Painless surgery proves the power of medical hypnosis

Historically, medical hypnosis was identified with surgical anaesthesia and the removal of symptoms. One such Pioneer – James Esdaile, (1808-1859) probably performed more surgery using hypno-anesthesia than anyone else to this day and was able to bring the mortality rate down during his operations compared to other surgeons of the time. Hypnosis fell out of favour with the invention of Chloroform in 1847.

More recently, Dr Jack Gibson, the famous surgeon from Ireland, graduated from Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, in 1933 during a career that spanned some 50 years as a surgeon, he carried out over 3,000 medical procedures, including many major operations, such as amputations¹. These examples are just the tip of the iceberg.

Furthermore, hypnosis can be used effectively pre and post operatively to speed up recovery and promote healing. In 2007well-publicisedised research proved hypnosis to be effectiveness in the treatment of breast cancer surgery patients. The study found women who received a brief hypnosis session before entering the operating room required less anaesthesia and pain medication during surgery, and reported less pain, nausea, fatigue, and discomfort after surgery than women who did not receive hypnosis. The overall financial cost of surgery was also significantly less for women undergoing hypnosis.²

Why is medical hypnosis different? And how does it work?

The difference between medical hypnosis and other types of hypnosis therapy lies in the fact that each illness has its own personality and psychology; this varies depends on the part of the body or the organ affected by the illness.

Each illness causes its own pattern of stress that can be dealt with effectively by using medical hypnosis techniques.

From cancer to diabetes, heart disease or stroke, hypnosis can plug the gap that can all too often be left when you’re treated within a health system that treats the body as a separate entity to the mind.

Even simple stress relief can have benefits. When you remain calm and relaxed under hypnosis it can help to enhance and build the immune system, reduce blood loss, minimise bruising and swelling, this helps promote recovery, reducing or eliminating chemical pain relief.

When the mind and body work in harmony, it can deliver truly incredible results. The subconscious mind not only contains all your thought, feeling and emotional patterns, but it also controls all your bodily functions. For example, you do not need to think about breathing, blinking or your body temperature being the correct temperature; the subconscious does this automatically for you.

By working with the subconscious, changes can be made by working with your body and mind to bring about incredible changes.

Every thought has a physical reaction in the body and changes in your thoughts can make physical changes in your body. Moreover, the power of belief can have a powerful effect on your mind and body – even many pharmaceutical treatments benefit from the placebo (belief) effect.

With hypnosis we are able to tap into the power of the subconscious and address the root cause of the problem, addressing the faulty learnings often contained there, and instruct the subconscious to make changes within the body to enable healing.

Medical hypnosis is not used as a diagnosis or a replacement for medical advice. It can be used as an effective method to reduce symptoms and complications. Medical hypnosis uses techniques that address lifestyle behaviours and choices that are detrimental to your health and well being. When it is used in conjunction with medical procedures, or as an alternative, it can have a powerful and lasting effect.

How could medical hypnosis help you?

If you are suffering from a condition that has not yet been resolved by medicine, or are looking for a complementary, natural approach to traditional medicine, medical hypnosis could be the solution you are looking for. Find out more about how medical hypnosis and advanced hypnotherapy could help your particular condition, or book an appointment, by contacting Jenny O’Kelly or Katie Glen on 020 8712 5981 today.

¹BMJ, 18th June 2005. ²Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Sept. 5, 2007. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Sep 5;99(17):1304-12. Epub 2007 Aug 28


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