This CD can be used in preparation for surgery, use during surgery, and during post-surgical recovery to achieve more rapid healing, greater comfort and maintaining a positive mood and outlook. Research has consistently shown that mental preparation for surgery has many benefits, including: less anxiety before surgery, less pain during and after surgery, lesser amounts of anesthesia needed during surgery and less medication needed after surgery, shorter hospital stays because of faster healing, and less rates of complications and infections. After being gently guided into a comfortable level of trance, hypnotic suggestions are offered to your unconscious mind to perform the \"inner work\" of comfort and healing. This audio program has been used for a variety of surgeries... with excellent results.
To read an excellent article published in the AMA on the benefits of Clinical Hypnosis and Surgery, cut and paste this link in your browser and you can download it as a .pdf file:
Dr. Steven Gurgevich is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in Dr. Andrew Weil\'s Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. He has over 31 years of professional experience with clinical hypnosis and mind-body medicine. Dr Gurgevich and his wife, Joy, also have a private practice (Behavioral Medicine, Ltd.) in Tucson, Arizona; and an internet presence (Tranceformation Works!) at www.tranceformation.com. They have over 60 titles of audio programs in their \"Healing with Hypnosis\" series, Hypnotic Tonics and specialty albums available at their website.