HYPNO-ONCOLOGY – THE USE OF HYPNOTHERAPY IN CANCER SETTINGS GARRY COLES
Cancer in the western world is reaching epidemic proportions, 1 in 2 born in the UK since 1960 will be affected by cancer. With hypnotherapy becoming more widely accepted, there is a growing opportunity for hypnotherapists to be involved in this expanding area, whether as a volunteer, as a specialism, or as part of their general therapy portfolio. This presentation will give an introduction to cancer, the patients journey, and show how you can get involved as a hypnotherapist. It will show what you can work with and how to improve your offering to cancer patients and will introduce the exciting possible implications that PsychoNeuroImmunology (PNI) could have on your future approaches. Case histories will be given as examples.
This will give delegates a better understanding of the use of hypnotherapy with cancer patients. It will give and overview of what cancer is along with an insight into the patient’s journey. It will look at the legal and ethical implications of working in this area and give ideas on what to work with and how! It will also introduce the concept of PsychoNeuroImmunology (PNI) which may change and enhance the approaches that the therapist takes.
This presentation is given by someone with over a decade of experience working in such an area within a hospital oncology unit (as well as privately). Garry has received in-depth hospital cancer training and been part of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team. He also carried out the first ground breaking UK clinical research project into the effects of pre-surgical hypnotherapy on the recovery quality in breast cancer biopsies.