"As with many types of complementary therapy, one of the main reasons people with cancer use hypnotherapy is to help them relax and cope better with symptoms and treatment. Hypnotherapy can help people to feel more comfortable and in control of their situation.

People with cancer most often use hypnotherapy for sickness or pain. There is some evidence that hypnotherapy helps with these symptoms. It can also help with depression, anxiety and stress."
(Cancer Research UK)

During my sessions, I teach patients how to use the power of their minds to control discomfort, elevate mood and directly participate in their own healing process. By following a mutually agreed plan the patient can improve the overall quality of their lives and hopefully promote positive improvement in their medical condition.

Based on the finding that state of mind has a significant effect on medical outcome, people who are engaged in healthy-minded living will normally do better medically, even if they have a life-changing illness.

I work with the patient in order to expand the following areas:

   * Their Needs, Hopes and Resources

 * How These Can Be Achieved

 * The Interventions to be Used

 * The Desired Outcomes

 * Measuring the Results

Beginning March 2015, I will be holding free Tuesday afternoon clinics at Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) Limited, The Lido Medical Centre, St Saviours Road, St Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7LA

Help with:

Emotional Problems
Self Esteem
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Smoking Cessation
Weight Control
Behavioural Problems
Anger Management
Painful Memories
Exam Performance
Sports Focus
Public Speaking
Goal Setting
Pain Control
Personal Growth

 "Cancer has changed my life, but that does not mean my life has changed for the worse. I will decide how my life has been changed.

While there may be moments of uncertainty, there will always be reasons for hope.

I am the most important member of my healthcare team. The more active and curious I am about my treatment the better my outlook will be.

I have the power to make a difference in my treatment and care.

Physical healing is not the only goal of my treatment. I can also use this time to heal my spirit, relationships and my heart."
(Revd C. Scott Giles)

For more information about hypnotherapy and cancer please click on the Cancer Research UK button: