When someone says there is ‘no cure’

The Medical Paradigm

Anyone graduating from the very long and arduous training in medical school has been deeply indoctrinated into a very distinctive belief system, attitudes and approach to ill health, and then from that model on how to diagnose and treat illness in very prescribed ways. Historically, allopathic medicine seems to focus more on physical symptoms and on what can be seen under a microscope or on an X-ray, for example, a pathogen or broken bone, rather than on the multitude of non-physical factors that are also involved or even the precipitating or main cause. 

As in the children’s Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme, physicians are under pressure to put their patients back together again after a problem has occurred rather than increasing their vitality and reducing their vulnerability from getting sick in the first place. In that focus on disease instead of wellness, it is possible that the medical model is missing many more possible cures as well as a fuller understanding of the underlying dynamics.

Allopathic treatment may include suppression of physical symptoms without actually finding and correcting underlying issues. And while alleviation of symptoms can make a huge difference in someone’s quality of life, removal or healing of the root cause (or group of causative agents as there can be multiple things involved) means examining and addressing all imbalances in a person’s life (body, mind and spirit).

Finding and resolving the underlying problem/s means considering that the many other factors that cause ill health – stress and emotional things like loneliness, grief, anger, loss of support or connection, worry, lack of meaning and purpose – are likewise vitally important. Then there are habits, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition, exercise, toxicity, biological conflicts, lack of spiritual connection, and manmade or naturally occurring pathological energies such as EMF, radiation, and even underground crossing water veins, to be considered. Even if pathogens are involved, such pathogens may have been dormant until these other factors made it possible for them to take hold in a person’s body. Such factors may unless dealt with, prevent a patient from healing now despite otherwise good medical care.

Allopathic medicine does not take into consideration other health care approaches that have been successfully practiced in the world for centuries such as herbal medicine, shamanism, Ayurveda, or Chinese Medicine, to mention a few. The problem is not that physicians have a very structured and specific approach to treating disease, but that they vigorously claim through various legal channels to be the only profession with the right and the expertise to do so.

All of these other highly relevant factors mentioned are outside the realm of medical knowledge and treatment.  Therefore, for anyone to be correct in stating that there is ‘no cure’, they would have to be an expert or at least highly knowledgable in all these other factors and healing modalities – an impossible task. The only true and accurate statement can be “allopathic medicine does not have a cure for this condition at this time.” 

For every illness, for every health condition that was said to be impossible to cure,  correct or heal, even from death itself, there is someone has proven such claim wrong. Whether you listen to Dr. Eben Alexander, Anita Moorjani, both of whom were clinically dead and came back to life and healed, or Dr. Joe Dispenza who had an ‘impossible to heal’ spinal fracture from being run over and yet went back to his chiropractic practice in just two weeks, these true stories make you realize there is always hope. If there is someone who healed when told it was impossible, why not you? What did they do, or not do, that made their healing possible? Find out and duplicate this for yourself.

Why it is vital to not destroy someone’s hope

Forgive me if I rant a moment. As a hypnotherapist, I am trained in the power of suggestion, and the power of words to help or hurt, even kill. By eliminating hope, a person may give up and not do anything to help themselves even with basic self-care. Worse yet, if they believe that they will never ____, they may put themselves out of their own misery through suicide or self-destructive behaviors such as heavy drinking or drugs that are the slower versions of the same thing.

If a patient believes the doctor is the authority on his health condition, he is preconditioned to internalize into his unconscious mind whatever that doctor says about him and how he says it. Such patient will also be alert to picking unverbalized cues (body signals, tone of voice) of what that doctor believes about his chances.

This is very important as the unconscious mind also controls all body functions including growth and repair, digestion, detoxification, hormonal balance, and the immune response. The raw emotions of receiving a negative diagnosis and prognosis will have a very real impact upon the patient making his situation better or worse depending upon how they are delivered.  

Further, when this trusted doctor then tells his patient that there is ‘no cure’, or that there is ‘nothing that can be done‘, such patient will not seek answers elsewhere even if answers and help already exist through other treatment modalities. He will be disempowered from possibly discovering the answers for himself  or the winning combination of things that might possibly have made his healing possible.

One of my friends and mentors was the late Michael Ellner. Michael was a hypnotherapist, and for many years, the Director of Heal Education AIDS Liaison in New York City. Michael gave his clientele hope. Michael through therapeutic intervention would take away the power that negative authority figures (such as their physicians) had in the client’s mind. Instead, Michael gave the client logical reasons why he should believe instead that he could do something to help himself. Only by giving hope did his clients gain the determination to then work with nutrition, get off recreational drugs, stop risky sexual behaviors, get honest about their sexual orientation with their families, work on their emotional issues, start to meditate or develop a spiritual practice, etc. As a result, Michael witnessed many men who reversed their AIDS, and became healthier than at any time in their life, and living decades longer. When they healed their life, their bodies tended to follow. Louise Hay has said the same thing.

So what does it really mean when the doctor says that there is ‘no cure’ ?

The truth is that whenever a doctor says that there is no cure it should be translated more accurately for the layman as:

  • “as far as I know” . (Therefore, you have to seek out other sources. He is not the person to help you.)
  • “in my opinion” (Hence, we say to seek a second or third medical ‘opinion’.)
  • “according to the allopathic model and only using the allopathic methods” (Allopathic methods by themselves are not successful with this condition. Therefore, you must  seek other treatments or put together your own healing prescription.)
  • “surgery and prescription drugs alone cannot cure it”. (But maybe nutrition or herbs or homeopathy or ____ can do so, or do so in combination with allopathic methods.)
  • “yet!” (Discoveries are being made all the time. In fact, many discoveries such as those for various forms of cancer have been discovered, but have been suppressed in this country although they may be used successfully elsewhere.)
  • “I don’t want to admit that I can’t fix it, so I am just going to say it can’t be fixed”

Physicians are not immune from their egos or their professional bias. Such bias is influenced by the pharmaceutical industry that largely funds medical schools, medical research, and provides direct financial kickbacks for chemotherapy and an aggressive vaccination schedule. It also provides indirect funding through perks such as free trips to conferences in plush resort settings. The pharmaceutical reps form a relationship with the physicians (and may visit them more often than their own grandchildren). The pharmaceutical industry is also the largest advertiser for media. And no one wants to kill the golden goose.

Professional arrogance can be just another form of modern tribal thinking – my tribe is better than your tribe (maybe because I sweated longer, harder and paid more to be admitted into the inner sanctum). My medical god is better and more powerful than your herbal or nutritional god. Personal beliefs, ego, or just a heavy workload can prevent a physician taking a serious look into the alternate opinions, viewpoints and approaches even within the medical profession. 

The power of belief and emotion to heal or to kill

Witch doctors have historically harnessed the power of belief and emotion to heal (the placebo response) and to kill (the nocebo response). The power to heal through suggestion is something that should be harnessed, not ridiculed. And the power to hurt or kill should be fully understood and avoided at all costs. Dr. Deepak Chopra has said “more people die of diagnosis than the disease.” To destroy a person’s hope and even worse to discourage a patient from investigating other modalities in an attempt to heal, is, in my opinion, unconsciousible.

[For more information on the placebo or nocebo response, see “Understanding Placebo’s Opposite – The Nocebo Effect”.]

How ‘Scope of Practice’ enters into the equation

Allopathic physicians through their distinctive attitudes, skills, and knowledge address physical illness within a very defined range that collectively is called their “scope of practice”. Each profession possessing a license to practice that profession has vigorously protected their ‘turf’ against the encroachment of other professions that could potentially compete with them. While no doubt, the medical establishment may have passionate opinions of protecting the lives of patients from snake oil salesmen, some of this is simply guarding their monopoly from intrusion in the marketplace. 

In the United States,  a group called The Scope of Practice Partnership (SOPP) exists as “a collaborative effort of the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association (AOA), national medical societies, state medical associations and state osteopathic medical associations that focuses the resources of organized medicine to oppose scope of practice expansions by non-physician providers that threaten the health and safety of patients….This goal is accomplished through a combination of legislative activities; regulatory activities; judicial advocacy; and programs of information, research and education. The AMA provides staff to manage the operation of the SOPP.”

For years, physicians were able to successfully prevent chiropractors, naturopaths, psychologists, and hypnotherapists from practicing. Each separate profession had had to fight for their right to exist. As I was very active in fighting the New Jersey Psychological Board of Examiners from trying to put hypnotherapists out of business in the 1990’s, I know a lot of  how this works. As said, this is strictly a turf war – professional arrogance linked to threat of losing a lucrative revenue stream.

Upcoming Workshops

At the American Society of Dowsers Conference taking place at the State University of New York (SUNY) in New Paltz, New York, I will be giving a full day Workshop “Locating & Clearing the Mental/Emotional Drivers of Disease” on Wednesday, 6/13. See www.dowsers.org.

At the West Coast Dowsers Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, I will be giving a full day Workshop “Therapeutic Dowsing & Telepathic Healing – Dowsing for Mental & Emotional Issues” on Tuesday, 7/3.  See http://www.dowserswestcoast.org

Lastly, at the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention in Marlborough, Massachusetts, August 10-12, I will be giving a shorter Workshop: “Hypnosis For Mind-Body Healing—Finding And Eliminating The Mental And Emotional Drivers Of Disease”, and a Seminar “Pendulum Dowsing For Hypnotists—Powerful Investigative, Healing, and Business Tool!” ​See https://ngh.net

Copyright by Roxanne Louise. However, this article may be shared in free online sources only if this copyright notice and link to http://www.roxannelouise.com and http://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com  are included with the content.


Understanding Placebo’s Opposite — The Nocebo Effect

What is the Placebo Response?

The Placebo Response is a positive healing effect evoked solely by the patient’s belief in the treatment or substance being employed to assist them to heal even when such treatment or substance is later revealed to be a worthless sham.

The patient’s positive expectancy is enhanced through:

  • positive verbal and non-verbal suggestion (body language) especially when delivered by a trusted authority figure
  • positive beliefs of others
  • ritual
  • happy or soothing music
  • relaxation
  • emotional support
  • spiritual support
  • power of prayer
  • and anything that calls up hope and powerful, positive emotions.

In the modern Western world, healing rituals usually mean surgery and allopathic medical treatment. However, historically healing rituals have included drumming, rattles, chanting, dancing around a fire, prayer meetings and healing ceremonies, taking herbs and drinking potions.

Such placebo response is made more effective when delivered or shared by a trusted authority figure, especially if such figure is considered to be an expert on the subject such as a physician or other health professional, shaman or minister. The nurturing care of others can also have a powerful placebo effect.

An example of the placebo effect is pain relief obtained even when a patient takes an inert sugar pill. If the patient thinks or is told that such pill is powerful pain medication, that belief alone will release the patient’s own natural pain relieving chemicals. According to Lissa Rankin, MD:

 “The placebo effect is real, it works about 18-80% of the time, and it’s not just in your head – it actually dilates bronchi, heals ulcers, makes warts disappear, drops your blood pressure, and even makes bald men who think they’re getting Rogaine grow hair!”

What is the Nocebo Response?

Negative expectations of the patient, or negative comments or suggestions including negative body language delivered by an authority figure or ‘expert’ can cause the opposite response, even unnecessary death. This is the Nocebo Effect sometimes called the ‘Voodoo Effect’ because the patient reacts much as if a witch doctor has cursed them by pointing the bone at them, or as if given the ‘black spot’ as in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island.

Unfortunately, it is caused all too often in our sophisticated western society by medical professionals because they do not understand the power of suggestion and how to say things in a way that does no harm. Hence, it has earned the term ‘medical hexing’ or ‘medical voodoo’.

As example of this, Rankin reports that

“patients believed to be terminal who are mistakenly informed [by their doctor] that they have only a few months to live have died within their given time frame, even when autopsy findings reveal no physiological explanation for the early death.” 

See The Nocebo Effect: How Negative Thoughts Can Harm Your Health

Rankin also says that women who believed they were prone to heart disease were four times more likely to die not because of poorer diets, higher blood pressure, higher cholesterol, or stronger family histories. “The only difference between the two groups was their beliefs.”

Fortunately, there are ways such a Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) technique of anchoring/collapsing anchors to undo the nocebo effect and to re-establish the patient’s hope in successfully meeting any health challenge. Part of this is to explain the meaning behind the statistics given on recovery rates for any disease.

What I might say to someone who has been medically hexed

“Let me explain what the doctor was really saying when he gave you that negative diagnosis and prognosis. First of all, what the doctor gave you was his ‘opinion’. Because diseases can and have been misdiagnosed and that there might be other or even better treatment options, we understand the value of getting a second or third medical ‘opinion’.”

“Medical information is so vast and medical treatments are changing so fast that no one physician can keep up with it. And with international travel, many diseases not seen before are coming into the country. Medical opinion can, therefore, be faulty on multiple levels.”

“First, the diagnosis can be wrong. After all, many conditions have similar presenting symptoms. If the diagnosis is wrong, then the prescribed treatment will be wrong, and so will be the prognosis following that treatment.”

“Second, even if the diagnosis is correct, there may be multiple other options not known about or not presented to you by the doctor perhaps because it is outside of his expertise.” 

“For example, there can be a Chinese mushroom or herb used to combat cancer, but if the physician is not schooled in Chinese medicine, nor a herbalist experienced in using it, he is not going to recommend it even if he has heard about it which he may not have. Your doctor is only to prescribe those drugs or treatments with which he is familiar and has had experience.”

“Therefore, if the doctor’s prognosis is gloomy or if there strong negative side effects of any recommended treatment, you might want to investigate other options in order to make an informed decision. According to Bernie Siegel, M.D., people tend to respond better to a treatment when they feel it is going to help them, and not respond well if they don’t.”

“Third, the prognosis does not indicate how you personally will fare. The statistics are only based on what might happen to you if you follow the doctor’s treatment recommendations exclusively. Such prognosis is listed as a range of possibilities. This range is effected by so many variables in the person’s life, work and relationships that are not addressed by traditional medical treatment.”

“When the doctor said that ___ % ____(die/ end up in a wheel chair/ never walk again) what he was really saying was that the other  ____% ___(survive/ continue to walk) and some even do very well, perhaps even healing completely of the original condition.”

“There are many, many people who have healed even of so called incurable, end stage cancers and other fatal conditions. As a result, some doctors are now admitting that there are no incurable diseases. We now know so much about the mind/body connection because of those people who healed after the medical establishment gave up on them. If they could do it, why not you ? What do they know, or what did they do that helped them? Find out and do it yourself. The Institute of Noetic Science is a great resource.”

“Fourth, the doctor’s prognosis is based on doing what he tells you to do and only what he tells you to do, with what he knows and with only what he knows. But I know you are going to do more than just following the treatment outlined by your doctor. You are investigating other avenues of healing, and with each thing that you do extra, such as making changes in your diet, habits or sleep, engaging in prayer or meditation, getting bodywork or energy work such as Reiki, and especially reducing stress and resolving relationship issues—you completely improve your ability to heal.”

“That’s why I believe you are going to do better than expected, even much, much better!”

“Healing your body is about healing your life. And everything you do to bring balance into your life—taking time out for a vacation, a retreat, fun and recreation, dealing with both current upsets and old emotional wounds, reconnecting with friends and loving family, focusing your time on things that make life meaningful and worthwhile—all make a powerful difference in helping your body to heal.”

“There are many healing modalities that your doctor does not know either at all or not skillfully. Your doctor is probably not trained also as a nutritionist, herbalist, hypnotherapist, counselor or psychotherapist, acupuncturist, Reiki practitioner, or expert in any of the proliferation of additional modalities. As you investigate these modalities, checking into your options, becoming aware of the benefits and limitations of each, you can make informed decisions that you feel good about in designing your own well rounded healing package. Take into consideration the best medical advice that you can find with whatever else you find is helpful. Take responsibility for your treatment decisions. It is your life.”


Both the Placebo and Nocebo Response can be caused by the beliefs and perceptions of the patient himself as well as the beliefs, perceptions, verbalized and nonverbalized suggestions (e.g. body language) of those closest to the patient including those he considers to be the experts in such matters such as physicians. It can also be effected by the media. Because negative suggestion seems to have greater impact, the more negative these authority figures are, the more positive the patient needs as counterbalance to be to prove the prognosis wrong.

Whether created through traditional allopathic medical treatment or through the action of shamans, faith healers or witch doctors, both the Placebo or Nocebo Response are enhanced through ritual that increases the expectancy of a specific outcome. Such rituals can be to take this substance or undergo this action, procedure, ceremony.

If the ritual causes strong beliefs that healing is or will take place, and the emotions of hope, love and emotional support are strengthened, then the results will tend to cause a positive response, even if the patient was given ‘sham’ treatments or ineffective medicine.

Whereas, if the ritual calls up fear and hopelessness, it can sabotage any real healing power in true, beneficial drugs or treatment. It is, therefore, imperative that the patient feel good about those helping him and the course of treatment he is going to undergo. When the patient participates in the decisions for possible treatment options, it does, according to Dr. Bernie Siegal and my hypnosis mentor and former Director of Health, Education AIDS Liaison, Michael Ellner, increase the chances of a positive outcome. Dr. Siegal would have his patients draw a picture of the elected treatment. If the drawing indicated fear or gloom, he would discourage them from going through with it. 


  • If you are the patient and your medical team thinks that healing is hopeless, find another one.
  • If your medical team thinks that there is nothing they can do, understand that it really means that they are not the ones with the answers, not that there are no answers or remedies for you. Such remedies may simply lie outside of their experience, limited expertise or treatment modality. Go find those who either do have answers, a piece of it, or have some ideas to try out.
  • If you, as the physician, medical provider, healer or hypnotist  feel that the patient’s situation is hopeless, you must, in good conscience, refer them out to someone more hopeful or to modalities that can at least improve the situation if not the expected outcome. While doing so, please let them know that even while you may not be able to help them, that does not mean that there is no help, but that they need to continue their search elsewhere.

For more information, see article “When someone says there is ‘no cure’

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Hypnosis for Cancer (and other) Patients

Make a Powerful Healing Difference!

Most major diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, come about after a long period of stress, bad habits, unbalanced lifestyle, overall abuse or neglect of one’s health or needs. Fixing it then is not as simple as undergoing surgery, a particular medical treatment or drug protocol even if those are indicated. It also requires addressing what weakened or overloaded the system in the first place. 

Dealing with stress, both current stressors and past unresolved issues, is always indicated because it is stress that robs vital energy needed for the body’s defense and healthy cell regeneration and repair. 

Hypnotherapists are ideal in helping cancer as well as many other types of patients because we already are experts in many of the factors important for a well rounded treatment protocol.

  • We create hypnoanesthesia for childbirth, surgery, dentistry as well as trauma situations
  • We reduce stress that interferes with the body’s natural defenses.
  • We help heal emotional trauma that may have weakened the system.
  • We enhance relaxation that eases all types of pain (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual), and brings about much needed rest.
  • We utilize positive suggestions to maximize the Placebo Effect.
  • We create and then collapse negative anchors to undo the Nocebo Effect and negative self-fulfilling prophesy.
  • We utilize healing visualizations to assist the body to heal.
  • We empower the client by teaching him multiple self-help tools such as self-hypnosis, stress and anger management, pain management, self-guided visualizations.
  • We install desired, helpful habits, and increase a client’s motivation for practicing them: healthy eating, detoxification, regular exercise, work and sleep habits.
  • We help the client to eliminate unwanted, detrimental behaviors such as smoking or bad eating habits.
  • We help to improve attitude.
  • We help heal relationships.
  • We improve sleep.
  • We teach goal setting and staying focused on any helpful routine including treatment protocols.
  • We assist in problem solving for anything that comes up.
  • We assist the client contacting and working with the healer within that may already know what has to happen in order to heal.

But most importantly, hypnotherapists help clients to 

  • get in touch with their inner core to find the part of their life that is out of balance and draining their life force, and then addressing it, 
  • and to find and fulfill the unmet needs the soul requires to demonstrate good health.
  • If you fire up the spirit, the soul of the person, it can mobilize the system and fire up the body to do what it already knows to do to heal.

In addition to any indicated medical treatment, for healing to occur

  • there has to be a big enough reason to heal, 
  • the energy drains on the system (toxins, overwork, stress and internal conflicts) have to be cleared away,
  • and more energy needs to come in not just with sleep, good nutrition, but also through loving relationships, meaning, purpose and joy.

During a workshop on this topic at the National Guild of Hypnotists, I taught hypnotherapists multiple ways of becoming a powerful asset in their client’s healing journey whether with cancer patients or those with other serious health issues.


Hypnosis has traditionally been used as adjunctive therapy to allopathic medicine. As such, it did the following:

  • reduction of symptoms caused by the illness directly
  • reduction of symptoms caused by the treatment, such as hair loss, nausea from chemotherapy/radiation, and by any medication
  • fear of diagnostic tests, surgery and/or treatment
  • motivation to follow the medical treatment protocol
  • motivation to follow any other physician recommendations, such as follow thru with dietary changes, physical therapy, etc.
  • hypnosis for anesthesia, and speedy post-operative recovery
  • visualization for healing
  • elimination of health destructive habits such as smoking (cancer), or anger outbursts (as in high blood pressure)


The expanded use of hypnosis includes all of the above plus a very wholistic look at the entire life of the patient to bring harmony and balance conducive to good health. This includes:

  • undoing the Nocebo Effect—the impact that fear, hopelessness and self-fulfilling prophecy has had or could still have from hearing the diagnosis of their condition and the likely prognosis that the illness will take. The negative suggestions/expectations may have come from the medical staff, but also support groups, friends/family or even online.
  • locating and resolving the major drivers for the disease — the main mental/emotional stressors that have weakened the system.

This understands that while anything that stops energy leaking out of the body’s system, and reduces stress, including long buried issues, frees up energy for the body to heal, there needs to be a deliberate search for and healing of those specifically related events, beliefs, judgments and decisions.

  • addressing the energy equation.

Illness results when more energy demands are placed on a body than it has the reserves to cover.

Anything that  stops energy from leaking out maintains critical energy reserves. 

Anything that brings more energy into the system makes more energy available for the body to do what it already knows how to do in order to heal.

  • motivating the client to investigate, inaugurate on a can’t hurt basis, and maintain a common sense approach to good self-care in addition to what was advocated by the client’s team of medical advisors.

This relates to improving the energy equation, and can include:

  • improving diet, sleep and exercise
  • adding supplements, herbs, homeopathic, aromatherapy, or other
  • various healing modalities for overall wellness not directly tied to healing the specific illness (massage and other bodywork, energy work, chiropractics, etc.)
  • eliminating counter productive habits that go beyond smoking or overeating, but include non-beneficial mental and emotional habits as well
  • reducing toxicity
  • addressing the spiritual dimension

This will include connecting to that something More beyond the body and the self. It could include a connection to what people call God, but could also be a connection to family, community, nature, humanity as a whole.

It also looks to whether the client has a sense of meaning, value and purpose in his life. If, for example,  the client perceives life as meaningless and unfulfilling, why heal? This relates to strengthening the “life urge”, the will to live. But it goes beyond just the ego’s drive to survive to something more, to fulfilling some important purpose or goal, such as raising a child.

  • accessing internal wisdom to locate and heal what’s out of balance in the person’s life

This may include visualizations that personify and work with the “healer within”, Gestalt dialog, or just internal questioning and affirmations as with the Infinite Intelligence Process (“There is a part of me that knows ___ and is ___ so now”).

  • looking for the message/lesson/opportunity/blessing hidden within the disease

Because physical illness is sometimes driven by the soul to heal a soul issue, the faster the learning occurs, the quicker the need for that illness is resolved. Physical healing can then (but not always) follow. Carolyn Myss talks about this.

  • amplifying the client’s inner wisdom in making the right decisions for himself
  • increasing joy and overall fulfillment in life

If a person loses his will or desire to live, the body soon follows. In order to heal, there has to be a reason or desire to do so that goes beyond just get out of unpleasant symptoms or physical pain. This may mean helping the client to find and follow his life’s purpose. It may mean making radical changes in his life. Why get better if it means going back to a life or situation that is intolerable?

  • improving primary relationships
  • improving balance in life
  • dealing with any other stressors including the stress caused from being sick, the financial worries, the practical problems of not being as capable and self-sufficient as before.
  • teaching any self-help skills, particularly stress management tools (self-hypnosis, EFT, Emotion Code, Infinite Intelligence Process, etc.) , that you know and which might well help the client whether or not they are strictly ‘hypnosis’
  • utilizing any other modalities that you know (such as energy healing) and which might well help the client whether or not they are strictly ‘hypnosis’ as long as the client approves.
  • changing both the internal and external environment of the cells – this includes the mental and emotional environment as well as physical and spiritual. For Hypnotherapists, changing the environment starts with helping the client to change his perception of the environment because as Biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton says, perception creates chemistry. 

This may be as basic as healing one’s perception that they are living in a hostile environment. Fear is the big issue to address. Fear mobilizes the body for fight or flight. Only love, feeling safe, being at peace enables the body to move into growth and healing.

Physicians may offer drugs to change the cells chemistry, and diet, herbs, supplements, aromatherapy and homeopathic remedies also do so. But thoughts and emotions also change internal chemistry, and sometimes faster.

  • empowering the client to make informed decisions about his own treatment.

Hypnotherapist and long time Director of Health, Education, AIDS Liason, Michael Ellner says that patients who are actively involved in making their own decisions about their treatment do better. This may be motivating the client to investigate other treatment options for the disease, whether still within the allopathic model or not. These other treatment options may be in addition to or instead of traditional allopathic treatment.

  • restoring hope and eliminating the feeling of powerlessness and being a victim of disease
  • making the client aware of his resources and his ability to respond constructively to the health challenge

The goal is to empower the client to bring his body, mind, spirit and his life back into balance and harmony that will support good heath.   

Copyright by Roxanne Louise. However, this article may be shared in free online sources only if this copyright notice and link to http://www.roxannelouise.com and http://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com  are included with the content.