This 2 CD set contains everything that patients need to accompany the surgery they are undertaking. Forty years of research has shown that patients who are psychologically prepared for surgery have improved outcomes. Hypnosis, when used in addition to anaesthesia, can decrease anxiety and pain and hasten healing. Hypnotically prepared patients have shorter hospital stays, have less post-operative pain and nausea, use fewer pain medications, suffer less anxiety and blood loss than patients who receive routine care.The techniques used combine imagination with building belief and expectation to create a safe, gentle and effective way to reduce stress and relieve pain. They allow the patient to tap into their own inner resources so that they are in the best frame of mind for surgery. This results in less pre-operative anxiety, less post-operative discomfort and faster healing. This set contains two CDs, one to play pre-surgery to reduce stress and anxiety and to sow the seeds of rapid recovery, and one to play post surgery to further promote healing and recovery.
"Linda Thomson's Stress Free Surgery can make a wonderfully helpful contribution to people needing comfort and support at a most vulnerable time in their medical care. Her positive, supportive and gentle hypnotic encouragement to move through surgery and post-surgery with a calm and positive frame of mind can make a big difference in how well and how quickly someone recovers. Anyone going through surgery can benefit from listening to these well-constructed sessions. Michael D. Yapko, PhD. Clinical Psychologist and author of Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis (3rd ed.) "Linda Thomson, PhD is a very skilled and experienced Hypnotherapist who has developed 2 CD set entitled: A Self Relaxation Program to Help You Prepare for and Recover from Surgery This is a valuable and powerful technique which can be used effortlessly by any individual, themselves, who has to undergo surgical procedures." Prof V M Mathew, Consultant Psychiatrist"