Clinical Hypnotherapist Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. interviewed about her work using hypnotherapy in a healthcare setting.
Interview conducted by Paul Gustaston R.N., C.H. of Burlington Hypnosis for Cable Access Television
Samples of HYPNOTHERAPY SESSIONS OFFERED at Dreamtime Wellness
Motivation to Stop Smoking
Freedom from Cigarettes
Relaxation, Stress Management, and Sound Sleep
Love, Happiness and Healthy Weight
Optimal Health and Wellness
Prepare for Surgery and Optimize your Outcome
Relieve Pain and Improve Comfort
Fly with Comfort and Calm
Peak Athletic Performance
Improve Your Golf Game
Improved Focus and Productivity
Speak in Public with Comfort, Confidence, and Ease
Enhance Your Creativity and Writing Abilities
Weight Reduction Made Easier
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reaity.
A hypnotherapy session can be created for almost any positive change one desires to make. Certain conditions require more than 1 session. Some sessions may require prior consent from your healthcare provider. Sessions include a recording for additional reinforcement. All sessions are highly individualized.
Hypnosis has been accepted by the American Medical Association Since 1958.
A professional Hypnotherapist can assist an individual in making desired, positive physical and psychological changes through ( the positive ) suggestions offered during hypnosis. Hypnotherapy can be used for making any kind of ( positive ) lifestyle changes one wishes to make.
What is Hypnosis?
All hypnosis is really SELF-hypnosis; the hypnotherapist acts as a guide in the process. Self-hypnosis can be used as a powerful tool for change, ongoing self-care and self-improvement.
Anytime you are DEEPLY RELAXED or HIGHLY FOCUSED
you are in a hypnotic state or ‘trance’ state.
When you are in this focused, relaxed state your subconscious mind is more highly activated, but your conscious mind is still working so you are often aware during a session but may experience a feeling of detachment. Conscious thinking is all awake, logical thought - your judging, criticizing, analyzing state of mind.
Subconscious thought is your daydreaming, your fantasy, your imagination, your dream state. In these instances your subconscious mind is more highly activated and more open to suggestion. Your subconscious mind is also working while you are sleeping.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William A. Ward
Some of the Myths of Hypnosis
MYTH: Hypnosis is a sleep state FACT: Hypnosis is often a state of increased awareness.
MYTH: You lose control when you are under hypnosis FACT: You have full control
MYTH: I might not ‘wake up’. FACT: You will not remain in a deep relaxed state.
MYTH: I can’t be hypnotized FACT: Anyone wanting to can be guided into a hypnotic state
MYTH: You won’t remember what happened during the session FACT: People typically remember 50-100%
MYTH: Hypnosis can make you change FACT: Only YOU can make YOU change
Hypnosis is a useful self-care tool that can make the process of change easier and more fun!
Uses of Hypnotherapy in Healthcare
Preparation for surgery
Preparation for medical procedures
Self-care, self improvement
Reduction of worry, fear and phobias
Enhanced wound healing
Reduction of blood pressure
Fertility and childbirth
Treatment of warts, eczema, and psoriasis
Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
What the mind perceives, the body works to create.
- Larry Garrett
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
No pharmacologic side effects
Prevents negative conditioning
Prevents anticipatory anxiety
Enhances sleep quality
Increases comfort and calm
Decreases medication use
Decreases bleeding and complications during surgery
Decreases recovery time following surgery
Increases feelings of mastery and self-efficacy
Assists in adherence with physical therapy
Imagination is the beginningof creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Empower yourself for Positive Change.
Tap into the POWER of your own IMAGINATION with SELF-HYPNOSIS!