Training Hypnotherapists to emotionally support those confronting Cancer.
Hypno-Survivorship is a psychological program designed to assist cancer sufferers and their loved ones at every stage of their cancer journey, because cancer doesn't just happen to one person. The main focus of this program is to get clients to appreciate the powerful role they themselves can play in this battle. The fact is we live in a society where Cancer is very much a taboo subject, which is actually very strange because the latest statistics suggest 1 in 2 of us will at some point develop a form of the disease.
HYPNO-SURVIVORSHIP - Explained by Gary Barker
This equates to approximately 300k new cases a year in the UK and 1.5 million a year in the US. So, let’s be honest here whether we like it or not, cancer is directly or indirectly going to affect each and every one of us at some point in our lives.
Over the past 40 years modern medicines and cancer treatment have significantly improved the recovery rates and early detection of many forms of cancer.
However, the same can’t be said for the assistance of the psychological trauma caused following a cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, the mental trauma of cancer is often completely over looked by modern medicine, leaving sufferers feeling alone, isolated and unsure how to best cope and this is the void the Hypno-Survivorship program is there to fill.
Hypno-Survivorship is a complementary therapy that’s designed to run in line with modern medical treatments, to psychologically assist cancer sufferers and their loved ones at every stage of their cancer journey. Whether they’ve just been diagnosed and are having difficulty coming to terms with their situation. Whether they’re about to go in for their medical treatment and are fearful of the pain or side effects associated with that treatment. In fact Hypno-Survivorship covers every aspect of the illness, including supporting those unfortunate individuals who discover they are now terminal and are having trouble accepting the inevitable.
The Hypno-Survivorship program is not there to deal with the physical side of cancer. It's sole purpose is to assist cancer sufferers psychologically by firstly changing their perceptions about the disease and then allowing them to appreciate the powerful role they themselves can play in their cancer journey! From a therapeutic point of view Hypno-Survivorship clients are just regular individuals suffering with extreme anxiety and for us as therapists well that's our bread and butter...
This unique program combines CBT, hypnosis, positive visualization and a big old dollop of common sense that all help sufferer's establish a "Positive Expectation" and "Motivation to Mend" at every stage of their cancer journey.