Breast Cancer, PTSD, and Hypnosis

March 4th, 2013 § 1 comment

It is normal to have a strong emotional reaction when you receive a diagnosis of cancer. However, according to this report, (Breast Cancer and PTSD) nearly one in four women (23 percent) newly diagnosed with breast cancer reported symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shortly after diagnosis, with increased risk among black and Asian women.

Symptoms of PTSD generally fall into 3 categories, including, intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing, and increased anxiety or emotional arousal (hyper-arousal). When we experience a traumatizing event our brains are unable to process the event properly. The combination of hypnosis and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) can greatly relieve and often eliminate the symptoms of PTSD.

Living with a cancer diagnosis is hard enough. Learning self-hypnosis not only aides in the relief of PTSD symptoms, it actually increases your rate of recovery by allowing your mind and body to create an environment for healing. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, learn how to utilize hypnosis, you’ll feel better if you do!

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  • […] PTSD is known by other names such as “shell shock” and “battle fatigue” and is often associated with people, both men and woman, who have served in military combat. However, it can happen to anyone at any age, and can be the result of experiencing, or witnessing, events such as natural disasters, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. It can also be the result of assault, domestic abuse, sexual abuse (especially in children), terrorism, automobile or other serious accidents, and is present in some people diagnosed with breast cancer. (See for example: Breast Cancer, PTSD, and Hypnosis) […]

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