The National Council for Hypnotherapy Responds to Use of Hypnotherapy to Manage Pre-Surgery Anxiety

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The National Council for Hypnotherapy has responded to news that an increasing number of people are using hypnotherapy to help them control stress and anxiety experienced before surgery.

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Doctors have seen hypnotherapy used to help with procedures from surgeries such as kidney transplants to dental procedures.

According to an article published by dnaindia.com on August 11, doctors are seeing rising numbers of patients in the city of Ahmedabad, India use hypnotherapy to help them manage fear and stress experienced before surgery. Doctors have seen hypnotherapy used to help with procedures from surgeries such as kidney transplants to dental procedures.

Dr Prashant Bhimani, a psychologist who has used hypnotherapy to help patients manage stress before transplant surgery at the Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre (IKDRC), told dnaindia that:

“Many patients undergo severe stress before surgery. And this need not be a major surgery. We use hypnotherapy on patients to calm them as well.”

The National Council for Hypnotherapy connects members of the general public with professional, skilled hypnotists throughout the UK who are qualified to help with a wide range of issues such as stopping smoking, weight loss and anxiety. A spokesperson offered their comments on this recent news:

“Surgery or dental procedures can cause high levels of anxiety in many people and sessions of hypnotherapy can help people to understand and manage this fear. Hypnotherapy can also be highly effective in helping to manage pain after surgery and has been known to reduce the recovery time after surgical procedures.”

NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members. Those looking for help with smoking, weight, anxiety, panic attacks, habits and phobias may be helped by local NCH accredited therapists, look for the NCH seal of approval on their websites. As one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) is actively involved with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and strives to develop standards for the benefit of the profession, now and into the future.

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