Surviving Cancer and Chemotherapy with Clinical Hypnosis at the Beach
Surviving Cancer and Chemotherapy
With Clinical Hypnosis on the Beach
M. Ron Eslinger, RN, CRNA, APN, MA, BCH, CMI, FNGH
Captain United States Navy Retired
This healing set is based on years of academic research on the power of guided imagery, visualization and hypnosis in healing and wellness. This set will help put the patients mind over cancer.
Each track offers the listener a means of understanding their mind/body/spirit connection.
I am an advanced practice nurse. I am a throat cancer survivor. I created this self-hypnosis and imagery program for myself based on 40 years as a practicing nurse hypnotist and evidence-based research that shows the benefits of hypnosis, guided imagery and healing visualization in the treatment of cancer and other wellness issues such as chronic pain, PTSD, obesity and addictive habits.
The intent for my use was to:
Prevent or lessen the ill effects of chemotherapy, which can include sores in the mouth, suppressed immune system, poor appetite, nausea and vomiting and feelings of tiredness.
I used hypnosis to help thousands overcome cancer pain, chronic pain, postsurgical pain and childbirth pain. Therefore, I knew without question that using self-hypnosis and listening to a guided imagery tape to block the pain associated with surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation therapy was my first step in getting well.
I started by blocking the negative input from my caregivers. I was told all the possible bad outcomes from chemotherapy and radiation therapy. I am sure that you have been told the same. What doctors and nurses say to you are hypnotic suggestion and they are very powerful when coming from such a prestigious person as your physician. Norman Cousins, in his book, Anatomy of an Illness describes how he had to stop his doctors from continually telling that he was going to die.
I am a survivor from a stage three cancer and I survived comfortably. I don`t know how this program will work for you. Everybody is different, but I do know the evidence and I do know that if you will follow these simple guidelines for listening to this program you too can be a comfortable survivor.
Consider this, when you change your thoughts about your cancer to positive healing thoughts. Those thoughts will change the chemical responses from your brain which will decrease your chemotherapy side effects. With that positive thought your body`s response to the chemotherapy and/or radiation will change.
Five steps to success when listening to this program:
Repetition – repetition in trains the mine I listen to this CD and other stress reducing and pain reducing CDs 4 to 8 hours a day.
Emotions – your thoughts control your emotions and the suggestions are much more powerful when the body is in a positive emotional state. Worry control your emotions more than anything else. We only worry about the things we have no control over. Choose to think about those things that you can control.
Relaxation – when the body and the mind are relaxed they are more open to suggestions so keep your suggestions positive. Researchers shown that healing occurs during sleep and when the body is relaxed.
Concentration – concentrating on the positive and focusing on how you want to heal. Do not focus on the possible bad outcomes you`ve been told by your physicians, nurses and friends that you will have to endure.
Belief – faith in yourself and faith in the process of creating a comfortable healing.
We have five basic needs one of those is for survival. Use this program to support your survival.
Therefore psychological needs:
Love – love yourself and except your ability to be a part of your own healing.
Power – your body was made to heal itself, use the power of your own mind and brain and recognize your ability to take part in your own healing.
Fun – fun creates learning and excitement. Learn how to use your mind, to change your brain, to enhance your healing and exciting ways.
Freedom – freedom means you can make your own choice. You can choose to follow the path of illness or wellness. Which will you choose?
Follow the five steps and be well
Five Critical Features for Relaxation
Place: Find a quiet room where you can work undisturbed.
Position: To learn progressive relaxation, all parts of your body must be comfortably supported. Find a bed, a couch, or a recliner.
Clothing: Wear loose clothing.
Time: Designate about fifteen minutes daily. Try to schedule a fixed time everyday so you won’t forget to do your progressive relaxation.
Focus: Try to focus on the particular sensations that come from letting go of tension.