Hypnotherapy Course for Palliative Care

Using Hypnotherapy within the Palliative Care of Cancer Patients

The aims of this ‘Intensive’ are to enable participants to gain a thorough understanding of how hypnosis can be utilised effectively within palliative care and to gain confidence and competence identifying and using appropriate techniques with patients. The 2-days will include a balance of theoretical and practical sessions with useful case studies.

This 2 day course will be facilitated by Christine Blessing (Course Director, Northern College of Therapeutic Hypnosis Ltd) and Jackie Swift (Specialist Hypnotherapist working with children and families and using hypnosis within cancer care). Christine and Jackie have developed and run specialist courses in using hypnosis within palliative care at both Newcastle and Bradford Marie Curie Hospices and various other hospices and specialist palliative care teams throughout the North of England.

There are many ways in which hypnosis can benefit a palliative care patient particularly when ‘tailored’ to meet the needs of the individual. In our experience we have found hypnosis to be very effective with a range of issues and symptoms that cancer patients present.



Using Hypnotherapy within the Palliative Care of Cancer Patients

  • This ‘Intensive’ will explore:
  • Anxiety, fear, depression, mood swings – in relation to diagnosis and treatment
  • Confidence, self-esteem and body image – surgery can be perceived as ‘mutilation’ and the loss of a woman’s hair through treatment can be just as profoundly upsetting
  • Nausea, breathlessness, fatigue and insomnia – some of the common problems experienced during treatment
  • Pain – which can be emotional and spiritual as well as physical
  • Quality of life – balancing life with treatments – patients no longer feel they are in control of their life and/or treatment
  • Cost: £170 (2 days) includes notes,tea/coffee & biscuits
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