Author Carl Anthony provides a primer on hypnotism for medical professionals, patients and casual readers

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New Book Explores the Palliative Efficacy of “Hypnotherapy”

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The medical applications of hypnosis in relieving pain, enhancing sleep and alleviating ailments, have been understood and utilized for more than a century by healthcare professionals throughout the world. Despite this, it remains largely vague and mysterious to the general public. Thus, in Hypnotherapy: Cancer, Hospice and Palliative Care, author Carl Anthony expounds on the usefulness of the procedure as a therapeutic agent in a variety of clinical situations.

The reduction of pain and maintenance of patient comfort is a crucial aspect in the medical field, where a broad array of medical interventions, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological means, are utilized to decrease the suffering endured by patients on a daily basis. This is most especially the case in hospice care, where the priority is to provide comfort, dignity and solace to patients with severe and terminal conditions.

Anthony’s work demonstrates how, in these scenarios, hypnotherapy becomes invaluable as both an individual treatment, and as a supplement to other interventions centred on relieving the agonizing symptoms experienced by patients. Aside from diminishing both acute and chronic physical pain, hypnotherapy’s therapeutic versatility allows it to address the psychological aspect of the disease condition, such as anxiety, stress, tension, and psychosomatic illnesses.

Hypnotherapy: Cancer, Hospice and Palliative Care is intended to educate and enlighten readers, from hypnotherapists and medical professionals, to teachers, students, patients themselves, and laypersons. It sheds light on the uses of hypnosis, and its benefits for patients, and their family and loved ones as well.

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About the Author
Carl Anthony is a professionally trained hypnotherapist and shamanic practitioner, using counselling and NLP skills in his practice at Mid Sussex Therapies, in his home town of Brighton in England. He is committed to CPD and is currently undergoing a 2 year advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling. Anthony has a very sensitive and caring nature and has a wonderful voice, which he uses to great effect, not only with his clients but also for the hypnotic recordings that are available on CD, enabling everyone to reap the benefit that hypnotherapy can bring.

Hypnotherapy * by Carl Anthony
Cancer, Hospice and Palliative Care
Publication Date: December 18, 2012
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 185 pages; 978-1-4797-5488-5
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 185 pages; 978-1-4797-5489-2
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4797-5490-8

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