Hypnotherapy in Glasgow
The man in the above photograph was under hypnosis whilst his hernia operation took place. See the video here.
Later on this month, I will (for the second time) be using self-hypnosis for a procedure which is routinely done under general anaesthetic in the UK. In my opinion, a GA is completely unnecessary for my particular circumstances, and for others who are having the same procedure carried out.
I have insisted that LA and self-hypnosis is used for analgesia instead of GA, thus completely cutting out all of the risks involved with GA. General anaesthetic stops your brain recognising the signals coming from your nerves so that you don’t feel anything. So does hypnosis. However, with hypnosis there is none of the nausea and vomiting, shiveriness, confusion, memory loss, chest infections, dizziness, soreness, permanent nerve damage causing paralysis, serious allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis and death.
Hypnosis causes none of these things, with all the benefits of the analgesia. Your mind is calm and your body is calm. When your body is calm and not tense, you are even less likely to feel pain, and can move forward to suggest to yourself that you feel very little discomfort. It works. I’ve done it. So has the man in the above photograph. John Butler, the hypnotherapist who conducted the hypnosurgery, had also conducted self-hypnosis for the same hernia operation which he had had two years previously. See the video of his self-hypnosurgery here (under the first video link).
Not everyone will be suitable for hypnosurgery, but if you think your operation is minor enough to warrant further discussion on the subject, and, especially if you have grave concerns about general anaesthesia, do discuss it with your surgeon and get in touch with me too. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, and I am happy to discuss the possibility of being with you during your surgery, if your surgeon is open-minded enough and your suitability has been assessed. There is a certain amount of resistance towards this kind of treatment from the medical profession, but hopefully this will change in time.
Hypnosurgery is a very empowering experience!