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Hypnotherapy and guided imagery for cancer care

Research has demonstrated that mental health therapy is helpful for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Transformative Therapy is a private therapy practice in Bryn Mawr, PA. We specialize in supporting clients who have cancer and other serious illnesses.

Our integrative approach includes hypnosis, guided imagery, relaxation, and visualization to promote healing and recovery.

Research shows that guided imagery and hypnotherapy can help :

  • Increase feelings of well-being
  • Reduce feelings of depression
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce side effects of cancer treatment
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce fear and anxiety prior to surgery
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce pain, including post-operative pain
  • Temporarily increase numbers of immune system cells
  • Reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and pain
  • Create relaxing brain wave patterns
  • Reduce anticipatory nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy
  • Reduce cancer pain and distress
  • Reduce pain, nausea, fatigue, discomfort, and emotional upset

Sources:  The American Cancer Society Cancer.org; The Mayo Clinic; Breastcancer.org; Anesthesia and Analgesia