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Pilot evaluation of hypnosis for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer survivors.
This single arm, pilot study investigated the use of hypnosis to reduce hot flashes in 16 breast cancer survivors. Each patient provided baseline data and received 4 weekly sessions of hypnosis that followed a standardized transcript. Patients were also instructed in self-hypnosis. Throughout the clinical care, patients completed daily diaries of the frequency and severity of their hot flashes. Patients also completed baseline and post-treatment ratings of the degree to which hot flashes interfered with daily activities and quality of life. Results indicated a 59% decrease in total daily hot flashes and a 70% decrease in weekly hot flash scores from their baselines. There was also a significant decrease in the degree to which hot flashes interfered with daily activities for all measures including work, social activities, leisure activities, sleep, mood, concentration, relations with others, sexuality, enjoyment of life, and overall quality of life. This pilot study suggests that clinical hypnosis may be an effective non-hormonal and non-pharmacological treatment for hot flashes. A randomized, controlled clinical trial is planned to more definitively elucidate the efficacy and applicability of hypnosis for reducing hot flashes. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Mind-Body Cancer Research Program, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX, USA.
Anyone who reads my full resume or view my professional signature citation, if and when I list all of my academic degrees, I have more than a few initials after my name. Of course, being in my mid-fifty’s, I have a drawer full of certifications that have associated initials. So the question is: Who cares? In my experience, some of my clients and patients really do care? Others could care less.
One way to simplistically look at this is how a person uses their brain. Some people lead their lives focused on their emotions. How does something make me feel? What does my gut feelings tell me?...
Over the years I have talked to many people – including a few very close friends – who have developed an intense fear of wide open spaces (agoraphobia). This affects their ability to socialize outside and often prevents them from traveling. They know that this fear is illogical and needlessly impacting on their happiness and relationships. But, they don’t seem to be able to free themselves from this dilemma.
Agoraphobia is a fear that normally develops during early years of our lives. This is the period when the human brain has not yet fully developed coping mechanisms. So, when...
Who am I? Ever since Sigmund Freud the concept of the ego has been an intense topic of conversation. We attempt to understand who we are in terms of not only our physical description, but also our values, beliefs, and behaviors. When all of this is considered, we just may have a reasonable concept of our “I-ness.” This can also be referred to as our ego.
In the Freud-influenced Western world a healthy mind is often synonymous with a healthy ego. This means that a stable ego is presumed to be a core requirement for the maintenance of adequate mental health. However, as normal ins-and-outs...