Hypnosis Relaxes Patients, Caregivers
quote:“I was walking the halls and shaking all over and had a tremendous headache,” Darby says. But then Aida Molano, an M. D. Anderson social work supervisor, saw him and took him to her office. Trained in hypnosis, she talked him through an exercise designed to reduce stress and anxiety.
During a hypnosis session, Molano encourages listeners to:
Breathe deeply – “Exhale tension and worries” and “inhale perfect health and healing.”
Relax – One body part at a time, from the feet to the muscles in the mouth.
Drift into a deeper state of relaxation – As Molano counts from one to 10.
Feel safe – Imagine a personal oasis.
Take in positive suggestions – Molano states positive affirmations to help people feel stronger, more confident, and less tired and anxious.
Molano says hypnosis helps with:
- Sleeping difficulties
- Fear of medical procedures
- Problems concentrating
Download Aida Molano’s 30-minute self-hypnosis CD.