“Unexpressed emotions will never die.
They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
I hope that people know that it is possible to have a “better surgical procedure” and a better post operation, if they prepare emotionally, physically and mentally. It is clinically proven that clinical hypnosis (not the hypnosis shown in the theaters and the TV), is an excellent tool to help the person, not only enter the surgery room, with less stress and more resources to handle the situation, but it is also useful to prepare in the process of preparation for surgery. If the person is calmer relaxed he will have more resources to better communicate with the doctor, resolved the doubts that are arising, prepare everything needed for the surgery and to face the problems that may occur. Surgery will be better, the management of the anxiety, doubt, fear and the pain management will be much better, and this is vital for the recovery.
When a person who is undergoing surgery has a lot of stress, this can result in the increase in the production of cortisol, this is the main stress hormone and has a negative effect in the body and the frontal cortex of the brain. Stress may cause more tension in the musculoskeletal system, which will generate a strong tension that will translate into pain and difficulties to move normally, and the body's inflammatory response will increase, the heart rate will accelerate considerably, showing a significant decrease in their immune response that in turn increases the predisposition to suffer from infections. The digestive system also will show signs of being affected.
Surgery is a stressful event because is surrounded by worry, uncertainty and lack of control. The concern about the result of the tests, the risks of anesthesia, the post- surgery, the level of pain, when and how will they return to work, who will take care of them, how they will change their lives and even think about the possibility of death itself causes anxiety. And even if they give you “a pill to remain calm” it will not take away your fear it only numbs you. It is not advisable to go to a surgery with all the fears, with all the questions, with the feeling of impotence and lack of control, because it will produce more stress in your body and then symptoms of anxiety, irritability, body pain may follow.
When a person prepares for surgery it may require less anesthesia, the recovery period will be shorter, the secondary effects will diminish, less nausea y vomit and the stay in the hospital will be shorten and therefore the return to the daily activities will be faster. Because of all this, if you are undergoing surgery, begin to prepare one month ahead, this would be ideal. It is important to help your mind and body to feel more relaxed before surgery.
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Having pain is stressful, debilitating and exhausting. When we have been living with permanent pain for a while, our mood, relationships, performance and perception of the world are affected. This pain that does not go away can be due to: unresolved traumas that remain in the body and cause corporal restriction, anxiety, and other symptoms that accentuate the pain. There are also pains produced by an injury, a surgery that went wrong, a bad surgical or post-operative experience, an accident, a disease, and so on. To reverse this pain, our "nervous system will feel safe and relax again" it is necessary to do some therapy. Process the emotions that we live in the accident, when we feel vulnerable, etc.
Sadly some patients report that more than the trauma of the surgery, they remember uncaring treatment and disregard that they were treated by their doctors, nurses, when they gave the diagnosis, they requested an explanation about their condition or they complained of not feeling improvement and the doctor told them that "they did not see anything bad in the exams, that it was in their head and they had to learn to live with the pain".
All of the above may lead some patients to disconnect from their body as a way to manage pain. The problem is that when they disconnect, they have also disconnected from the resources that can help them solve the condition they have. It is very important to work pain, make a team, mind - body. There are techniques like; Hypnosis, Brainspotting, EFT, Bars, EMDR, somatic experience and focusing that rebalance the energy system. When the system is rebalanced, symptoms can be relieved.
Many people find relief in the treatment I offer, if you want to reverse your pain, you can work from the comfort of your home by videoconference or in person. Initially we do 5 sessions, to listen to the pain and learn tools that can help you.
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