There are multiple advantages to using medical hypnosis to prepare for surgery. Maybe you’d like to tell your friend Josephine about it but, she seems to be a little scared of hypnosis. What can you do?
Here is a story you can tell Josephine about the benefits of medical hypnosis.
Veronica’s doctors told her that it would be 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery before she would be ready to go back to work. She made an appointment for a hypnosis session 2 weeks before her surgery was scheduled. Hypnotic suggestions were offered for pain reduction and rapid healing. As a result Josephine was back at work nine days after the surgery with her doctor’s blessings.
Josephine works on commission. She is concerned because her hip replacement surgery is going to prevent her from working for six weeks. After all, she has two daughters in Harvard, and there are bills.
When you ask Josephine, “Did you know that medical hypnosis can dramatically reduce recovery time and pain after surgery?” And, Josephine responds,” I’m scared the hypnotist will make me cluck like a chicken!”? (Most people are unaware of the difference between stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Their first impressions of hypnosis have come from stage shows.)
Just say something like this to Josephine: “My friend, Wesley Anderson, is a Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy. He says that none of his clients have ever asked him to make them cluck like a chicken. He said he would if they asked, of course. Doctor Anderson is not a stage hypnotist. He is a hypnotherapist. His video testimonials from clients who were back at work in days instead of weeks, have really impressed me.”
It is that easy to ease Josephine’s concerns, and introduce her to the benefits of medical hypnosis.