A client of mine asked me to share a story with you. It is about a discussion we had about hypnosis as a therapy for Parkinson's Disease.
I will begin by going out on a limb (my usual spot in this lifetime) and state that hypnosis is a feasible therapy for people with Parkinson's Disease. Clients report reduction in and sometimes elimination of stiffness, shakiness, slowness, pain, fear, anxiety, dementia and sleepiness. Integrated into a medical care plan, clinical hypnosis is a safe and drug-free avenue of treatment that has been shown to be effective in reducing these and many other symptoms of Parkinson's. Please understand that hypnosis is in no way a replacement for current therapies, it is used as an additional means of keeping symptoms in 'check'.
Back in 1990, the NIH performed a study that measured the effects of hypnotherapy on Parkinson's induce tremors. The observed patients were also monitored by polygraph to measure results. One group of patients were taught self-hypnosis and asked to use these strategies up to 4 times a day, while continuing to take their prescribed medications. The study showed that daily sessions of hypnosis were beneficial in reducing tremors in these patients.
In another NIH report on hypnotherapy for Parkinson's, "Results revealed a 94 percent reduction in rest tremors following treatment. Self-reported levels of anxiety, depression, sleep quality, pain, stiffness, libido, and quality of life also showed improvements. The patients reported a high level of satisfaction with treatment."
According to Science Daily, researchers found hypnosis can slow down the impacts of dementia and improve quality of life for those living with this devastating condition.
In the hypnosis circles, I have had some hypnotists report about people with Parkinson's Disease improving in:
- Balance and mobility,
- Better moods,
- Pain reduction,
- Memory improvement,
- Better sleep,
- More motivated,
- More engaged with life,
- Reduced anxiety,
- Improvements in peace of mind, and
- Reduced tremors.
Most hypnotists teach self-hypnosis and other mindfulness based tools. This ensures that your quality of life improves by promoting positive behavioral responses to symptoms. However, Medical Hypnosis alone will not cure you. It can heal you by restoring wholeness, allowing you to live with joy, happiness and hope.
So my friends, do not underestimate the healing power of hypnosis. If you have a condition or symptom, ask any hypnotist if he can help. Chances are they can direct you to someone who is using hypnosis for that very reason. - Namaste.
Breathe - Relax - Heal
Welcome to Lakes Region Hypnosis Center's information sharing blog
I would like to begin my blogging career (sounds funny for a 60-something to be saying) by just introducing myself and some of the services we provide. My goal is to introduce you all to me and the wonderful worlds of hypnosis and other alternative, less expensive (in the long run) healing modalities we provide and clearly work. My intention is to also educate the public through my blogging.
I am a 67 year old who refuses to retire. I have worn many hats in my many careers, one could say it took me a long time to discover what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. I will say it did take me a while though. I've been part of management team where I was responsible for a multi-million dollar communication budget in a large financial institution. I left the corporate world as a thirty something and became a healthcare worker in a county nursing home. This was a very rewarding vocation by the way, but the greedy corporate world began sticking their fingers in the proverbial pot and infesting that career with their greed and gluttony. But, that's a whole different blogging path for the politically inclined, and does not belong here. I finished my career as a political action coordinator for a national public employee union and was forced out to pasture. Yes folks, even the unions have their dark side. But, I've always wanted to help others along the way, a healer so to speak. Whether a human client or a pet client (Animal Reiki attuned), I have always been driven to open up my heart, mind and arms to those who need some assistance along the way.
I began seeking a healing path for myself and something to provide comfort to others. I entered my chrysalis stage, my transition to the more spiritual path, that of a provider of proven alternative healing modalities. I became a Reiki Master/Teacher, actually being attuned through a local Reiki Master from Gilmanton and another from the West Coast. and still felt there there was more. I began various training along the way, as a physical medium, a crystal worker, and so on and so forth. I rounded out my resume at the Thomas Institute of Hypnosis and the National Guild of Hypnotists becoming a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. And this is the "Readers Digest" version of how I got to where I am now.
Operating out of Tilton, New Hampshire, ergo the name Lakes Region Hypnosis Center; we also perform Reiki healing sessions under Peaceful Light Healing (or PLH). PLH was my first organization and is now a part of our Lakes Region Hypnosis Center operation. Effectively combining both powerful tools (Hypnosis & Reiki) and we have created a healing modality second to none and without OPIODS. Healing others is a love and passion for us. Continuous education in the art of hypnosis on a regular basis, as well as consuming mandatory reading material is part of our modus operandi and in our operations manual. We also teach healing techniques at various metaphysical facilities and institutions. Sharing information at community events and local libraries, schools, and other public and private venues is always on our agenda. So please, continue to watch this website for updated events. Maybe learn a thing or two about hypnosis, Reiki, or even a bit about physical mediumship. But, be sure to watch my blogs for upcoming information to help demystify hypnosis and bring it to the forefront of where it belongs. The subconscious mind is a powerful tool for healing; and remember this, "if you can think it, it CAN happen". And don't forget about the Reiki!
Future posts will include myths and phobias of hypnotism, pain management, healthy living, stress and stressors, encountering negative suggestions and negative self talk, self hypnotism, emotional trauma, mind-body spirit, subconscious mind, daily affirmations and intentions, circumstance or predetermined, deja vu all over again, breathing techniques, Reiki, chakra centers, Past Life Regression "real or not" and many more topics on healing. So until the next post,
Breath - Relax - Heal.
P.S. Please let me know how I performed in my first blog post ever.