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Mind-body work through hypnosis

First Aired: January 12, 2014

Dr. Gerard Sunnen

Dr. Gerard Sunnen

Deborah Bird

Co-hosts Mary Lawrence, Dave Richmond, and guest Deborah Bird

A mind-body therapy that has helped those journeying with cancer deal with pain, treatment side effects and quality of life is hypnosis, a deep relaxation therapy that creates “restful alertness.”

Deborah Bird, a certified hypnotherapist and reiki master, shares information about how hypnosis might help those affected by cancer, the process and debunk some of the common myths. Dr. Gerard Sunnen, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, will share research about hypnosis to help those journeying with cancer.

Read more about hypnosis for those affected by cancer from these sources:
Hypnotic Approaches in the Cancer Patient, by Dr. Gerard Sunnen
How hypnosis is clinically utilized to address the spectrum of cancer’s physical and psychological dimensions, by Dr. Gerard Sunnen
What is hypnosis? – Stanford Medicine
Clinical hypnosis for the palliative care of cancer patients – Cancer Network
Hypnotherapy: Helping people with cancer – Cancer Active
The use of hypnosis with cancer patients – Psychiatric Medicine Journal
Your guide to hypnosis and cancer therapies – Hypnosis Motivation Institute

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