Self Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy CDs & MP3 Downloads

High quality, professional and powerful hypnotherapy sessions!




browse

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Depression






Individuals Facing One of 90 Elective Surgeries are Sent Guided Imagery Tapes


CALIFORNIA BLUE SHIELD continues to report positive outcomes with its use of our Health Journeys guided imagery. Through the program, begun in 2000, individuals facing one of 90 elective surgeries are sent guided imagery tapes.Outcomes include: 45% of patients experienced high anxiety before listening to the tapes, but less than 5% experienced similar anxiety following use of the tapes pre-surgery, and "the more anxious patients felt, the more frequently they listened to the recordings and the greater improvement they documented. The findings were developed from data gathered in 2000–2001 based on 900 completed patient surveys.


Blue Shield's research team also compared claims from 166 hysterectomy patients who reported using the guided imagery tapes and completed surveys against a control group of 183 hysterectomy patients who did not listen to the tapes. The result: 4.5% decrease in average total hospital charges billed for surgery among patients who used guided imagery prior to surgery, and an 8.4% decrease in the average hospital pharmacy charges.

The release notes that from the health plan's perspective, the program has proved to be "extraordinarily cost-effective. The tapes cost $18 per recording versus an average hospital claim savings for billed charges of $654 per participating member. Program director DEBORAH SCHWAB, RN, MS, states: "Our research shows that Blue Shield members define health broadly to include the mind and the body. They want tools like guided imagery that help ease the anxiety they feel during vulnerable moments such as surgery. The fact that guided imagery actually saves money is a wonderful bonus."

Blue Shield also found that acceptance and usage of the program was high: 85% of patients who used it would recommend it to a friend, and 84% would use it again when having surgery. In addition, 75% of members invited to participate in the program decided to use the materials. Blue Shield has decided to expand the guided imagery program to patients in its asthma and cardiac disease management programs. 310-577-7870 or www.mylifepath.com.





Posted: 01/03/2007

Bookmark and Share



This article provided by The International Hypnosis Research Institute.

Enter your email address to subscribe to the IHRI Newsletter.




Articles from the TimBrunson.com blog

Don’t Let Worry Control your Life

Why worry about the things that we can’t control? But we do. Our superior brain allows us to anticipate. This is often to our advantage as it allows us to plan ahead and adapt to what we think may happen. However, when our imagination is out of control, this same tool will cause us misery. At that point it often needlessly activates our fight-flight mechanism. This in turn makes us unhappy and can eventually damage our immune system.

Unlike others, people who excessively worry have learned this behavior over time. It could even have been caused by a family member or friend who...

Health: Science or art

When a person considers whether maintaining health is a science or art, they normally consider the cultural or prevailing wisdom of the dominant medical institutions. Those institutions, which have legal sanction in our present society, include practitioners who primarily think of themselves as scientists. This is because they have received training that is flavored by scientific tradition. What most people do not realize is that medicine comes in a number of variations. Many of them have roots that precede the establishment of Western scientific thinking. On the other hand, despite the fact...

The Bright Side of Being Shy

The people I’ve encountered claiming to have shyness problems usually have it all wrong. Typically there concern is that they are afraid that everybody is talking or thinking about them. Therefore, when they are in a crowd they have the overwhelming concern that they are the center of attraction. This means that every fear and concern that they have about themselves tends to come to mind immediately. This is too much for them to handle. So they suddenly have the desire to crawl into their shell and avoid people – or at least crowds.

What I’ve noticed is that these people – who...
  Popular Titles
1. Maximize Self Confidence
2. Smoking NO MORE!
3. Enhances Body Image- Weight Loss
4. Manage Anger
5. Eliminate Depression

CURRENT SPECIALS

Free Daily Hypnosis Sessions

Specializing in Hypnosis CDs, Hypnosis MP3s, Hypnotherapy CDs, and Hypnosis Downloads since 1992



  Self-Help Categories

  Clinical Series
We have over 40 individual session titles including anxieites, phobias, and medical-topics.
Clinical Sessions List

  Free Newsletter
Join Dr. Tim Brunson's mailing list for the latest on new hypnosis products, hypnosis articles, and truly hypnotic special offers.

Your email:


Please note: Our list is 100% spam free! We respect your privacy.


Visit my blog







Payments are processed by The International Hypnosis Research Institute, LLC.

 

Hypnosis CDs | Hypnosis MP3 | Hypnosis Downloads

Number of Visitors: 5376657 Last Date Visit: 08/03/21