Hypno-Oncology – The use of hypnotherapy in cancer settings
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Cancer in the western world is reaching epidemic proportions, 1 in 2 born in the UK since 1960 will be affected by cancer. With hypnotherapy becoming more widely accepted, there is a growing opportunity for hypnotherapists to be involved in this expanding area, whether as a volunteer, as a specialism, or as part of their general therapy portfolio. This presentation is designed to give therapists a better understanding of the use of hypnotherapy with cancer patients. It will give and overview of what cancer is, the hospital ‘jargon’ used, along with an insight into the patient’s journey and treatment options, It will look at the legal and ethical implications of working in this area and give ideas on what to work with and how!
It will also introduce the concept of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) which may change and enhance the approaches that the therapist takes. Extensive case histories will be given as examples along with numerous approaches and techniques. This workshop was requested by numerous physicians after I spoke on the subject at HT Live 2017.
One of only a very small number of hypnotherapists in the UK (and probably Europe) to hold an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Practising as a full-time therapist for many years, Garry has busy private practices in five locations in London (Harley Street) and the south of the UK. Garry has consulted for over 12 years at a major hospital specialising in oncology based hypnotherapy work. He also practises from within a local GP surgery, with the GP’s referring many of the patients directly. In addition, he receives hospital referrals and referrals from many other local GPs and health care professionals. Garry successfully presented at HT Live 2017 for the first time, receiving great feedback and was followed up extensively, post conference particularly by physicians eager to know more.