The thought of undergoing surgery usually elicits at least an element of fear in even the most relaxed of people. The more relaxed you are the better the surgery usually goes and so it is important to overcome your anxiety and fears of surgery.
Few people look forward to surgery even if it is of the elective variety. Yet an increasing number of people do indeed elect to go under the knife, be it for a caesarian birth or some form of cosmetic surgery. There is always an element of fear which hovers somewhere at the back of one's mind.
Surgery is surgery whether it is undergone for essential health or more cosmetic reasons. It involves injections, anesthetics, incisions, cuts, stitches and sutures, all of which can elicit an element of fear in the patient.
Some people suffer from needle phobia, others are a little squeamish about blood tests and so on. Even a person who is least prone to fear or anxiety is inevitably aware of the risks associated with surgery.
The best type of patient from the surgeon's perspective is one who is both informed and relaxed. A relaxed patient makes a good patient. The more relaxed you are the smoother the surgery usually goes and the more quickly you recover. There is a large body of scientific evidence that supports this fact.
Anxiety and fear will of course get in the way of this beneficial calmness. If you feel anxious or afraid prior to surgery it is important to look for ways in which to soothe your emotions and change your perspective. Hypnosis has been proven to be extremely beneficial in this respect.
In fact, in a Meta study on the effective use of adjunctive hypnosis with surgical patients, researchers at the Mount Sinai School of medicine in New York found that patients in hypnosis treatment groups had better clinical outcomes than 89% of patients in control groups. Not only that, they discovered that this result was irrespective of the method of hypnotic induction, be it live or recorded.
Hypnosis is a state of relaxation. Hypnosis also accesses your subconscious mind and allows you to embed positive suggestions and imagery there that you can instinctively draw upon later. Listening to a hypnosis recording is a very easy way in which to change your attitude towards your surgery and overcome your fears and anxieties.
You can also use hypnosis after your surgery to aid your healing and recovery. Hypnosis is natural and normal and easy to use. An added bonus is that it has no negative side effects.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for health, designed to assist with a patient’s attitude towards surgery.
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