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Hypnosis Relaxes Patients, Caregivers

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Relaxation techniques, such as hypnosis and self-hypnosis, are offered by a growing number of cancer centers to help people affected by cancer, experts say.

Aida Molano, an M. D. Anderson social work supervisor, has offered hypnosis and self-hypnosis classes at M. D. Anderson for the last 16 years.

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Hypnosis helps patients and caregivers with:

  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Fear of medical procedures
  • Problems concentrating
  • Pain
  • Fatigue

To try self-hypnosis, download Aida Molano's free, 30-minute self-hypnosis CD (Right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link Target As" to save this file to your desktop.)

For more information, patients and caregivers can visit websites for M. D. Anderson's Department of Social Work and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.