n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Clinical hypnosis and psychoneuroimmunology : main article




  • Suppressed memories unavailable to the logical mind may play a critical role in the development and maintenance of many psychological and physical disorders.
  • The emotional voltage of suppressed memories supercedes logic.
  • The primary function of the subconscious mind is survival of the individual, although there is a priority of survival issues.
  • It is the survival imperative of the subconscious that may influence somatic function directly, or probably via epigenetic RNA interference machinery, to effect physiological and pathological change.
  • Hypnotic phenomena such as regression and control of physiological functioning open doors to effective management of many diseases.
  • Traditional hypnotic suggestion, metaphor and imagery are utilised in palliation or in facilitation of conventional medical and surgical interventions.
  • Analytical hypnotherapy has a documented record in the successful management of various diseases by first resolving the causative subconscious issues of anxiety, fear, guilt and shame.
  • Medical hypnoanalysis is a systematic approach unique in its recognition and management of spiritual and guilt issues.


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