Prepare for surgery
Understandably surgery can naturally provoke anxiety as unfamiliar situations can cause anxiety and panic. You might also be worried about things like the outcome of the operation, a lack of control, how you’ll feel afterwards or what the recovery will be like. These emotions can be very concerning and can even lead you to cancelling or avoiding necessary medical or dental procedures.
Fear of the surgery itself can happen weeks or months before the date of surgery caused by the hospital environment, fear of needles, injections or general anaesthetic, surgery outcome, the possible psychological distress caused during recovery and the ability to make full recovery, can all cause immense physical reactions in the body and mind.
“Surgery is very often accompanied by feelings of stress and anxiety”.
The stress and anxiety it causes has a negative effect on our immune system and our body’s ability to heal itself. It can cause more pain, an increased need for painkillers, and longer time spent in hospital after surgery. Anxiety can lead to poorer recovery and people who are anxious before surgery have considerably more fatigue, tension, and pain three months later than those who were not anxious. Worry before the operation causes a higher heart rate and blood pressure changes before and during the procedure, were more difficult to anesthetize, and were more likely to experience headache, vomiting, and pain afterward.
How can Hypnotherapy help me prepare for surgery?
Hypnotherapy will allow you to feel comfortable and remove the fear about having the necessary surgery and just get the job done. By preparing for surgery with hypnotherapy it will help you feel calmer before your surgery and more relaxed afterwards allowing for a more successful operation and speedy recovery. Hypnotherapy prepares the subconscious mind with suggestions to relax you during the operation, restoring the body’s equilibrium to its natural state of wellbeing triggering the beneficial body chemicals for success.
Hypnotherapy helps to -
- Take control of the fear
- Reduce stress, anxiety and panic
- Improve sleep
- Recover more quickly, less time spent in hospital
- Fewer complications
- Regain your health
- Lowered levels of pain
- Less pain medication
- Less anaesthetic
- Experience less nausea
- Less fatigue
Hypnotherapy influences your perceptions, feelings, thinking and behaviour by focusing on how you really want to be. You will be guided into a deep state of relaxation allowing access to the subconscious mind to allow you to achieve your desired goal. The process is relaxing and tranquil, you will be taken out of trance gradually and will be fully awake and alert by the end of the session.
Treatment to prepare for surgery should ideally start three to four weeks before the day. On the day of surgery I can accompany you to the hospital if necessary.
"I look forward to seeing you bounce back"
Hypnosis is completely natural, safe & relaxing. You will remain conscious and in complete control during the treatment.
All client data is kept strictly confidential.
Hypnotherapy individual sessions £85.00, including MP3. (Block bookings of 6 sesssions £425.00, a saving of £85.00).
Payment is required before a session begins and payment for block bookings is reqired before the first session begins.
Accompanying you on the day of surgery – within a 20 mile radius of Bourne Lincolnshire £650.00 all other hospital destinations individual prices.
We offer a free initial consultation before any treatment begins at the Bourne Practice.
Face to face sessions in my Practice or online - Zoom hypnotherapy