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Medical Hypnotherapy

Hypnotism was approved as a valid treatment modality by the American Medical Association in 1958. Medical hypnosis offers physicians and patients the ability to effect beneficial change even in difficult cases. Many doctors and other health care professionals have referred their patients to medical hypnosis, and found significant benefits that are lasting.


Alaya is highly inspired and experienced in this area of hypnotherapy, with specialized certifications and casework including Hypnotherapy for Person’s Living with Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Surgery, Pain, White Coast Syndrome, Krohn’s Disease, IBS, Anxiety, Fertility, Birthing, and Hypnodontics (Dental). She believes in the principle of treating the whole person, in order to transform a diseased state. The way one lives their life impacts his/her future, and Alaya’s interest is in one’s quality of life. Hypnotherapy relies upon empathic emotional understanding between hypnotherapist and client, and Alaya’s highly intuitive and empathic nature gives her clients a feeling that they can trust her, confide in her, and allow themselves to be open with her in order to find relief and clarity through hypnotherapy. She realizes that her client’s personal capabilities are far greater than they may ever have imagined. Everyone has a need for a sense of control over their life, and to live fully in the moment.


Hypnotherapy for People Living with Cancer is a program that includes bringing insight, meaning, and value to one’s self-perception and life, as well as the support and recognition for the client’s individual experience. Hypnotherapy for People Living with Fibromyalgia also includes these elements, and because Fibroymyaligia often includes a wide range of often labeled unrelated symptoms, Alaya has found validation of the client’s experience is essential and deeply appreciated. Having been diagnosed with Fibromyaligia several years ago and been cured through a multi-faceted approach, Alaya has a special understanding and insight into these cases. Alaya recognizes that supporting the unique needs of these clients is an integral part of successful treatment with her through hypnotherapy.


Mounting research has revealed for many years that all symptoms and all diseases have or are repercussions on some aspect of mental functioning. For thorough and compassionate patient care, many health processionals now hold the perspective that patients should have access to any treatment modality capable of easing the stress of disease and its procedures/ treatments. The expanding body of scientific evidence supports the intricate link between mind-body, shedding light on our ability to maintain and reestablish the gift of a healthy life. In terms of overcoming illness, we cannot separate health from what we hold in our mind. The mind is an invisible navigator. A diagnosis has an enormous impact on a patient’s mind. The personal interpretation of the experience, meaning a positive outlook encased in a healthy perspective, along with love, family structure, relationships, and quality time, have all been demonstrated to be very important in a successful healing process.


Alaya’s practice of Hypnotherapy has been successfully used to accelerate healing. Hypnosis is used in medicine to assist in the pace and form of healing, to help alleviate symptoms of illness and treatment, in psychosomatic disorders, to correct sleep problems that complicate many illnesses, and to stay healthy.


There is a wide range of hypnotic applications in different medical settings and for many medical conditions including but not limited to Pain, anxiety, surgery, disease states including but not limited to Cancer, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, digestive disorders, migraines; neurology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, gynecology, ophthalmologic and otolaryngeal specialties, urology, burn conditions, emergency room.


For neurological applications, hypnosis can be applied to relaxation, to improve ambulation and speech, and to release negative mental scenarios. In conditions of multiple sclerosis, reactions to exacerbations and reduction of anxiety and depression can be reduced, thus allowing greater possibilities for remission. In orthopedics and plastic surgery where different positions are required for longer-term healing, hypnosis helps the patient adjust to these positions thus minimizing bodily irritation and the desire to move. The benefits in the emergency room are great. Hypnosis assists the frightened and tense patient who is in pain and must undergo x-ray and other procedures in order for diagnosis and treatment.


With other areas such as gynecology, ophthalmological and otolaryngeal specialties, and urology, hypnosis is effective in preparing the patient for treatment and to adjust to the effects of treatments.


For many years and in particular the last twenty years, scientists and highly accredited medical professionals including Dr. Deepak Chopra (Institute for Human Potential and Mind/Body Medicine), Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Gerard V. Sunnen, Dr. David Simon, Rev. Dr. Scot Giles (LaGrange Memorial Hospital), Dr. Gerald Edelstien (Kaiser Permanente), and numerous others have recognized medical hypnosis as a science with extensive therapeutic applications for disease states due to the capacity of hypnotherapy to enhance mind-body communication.


Alaya M. Ketani CHT    CFT    CPC

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