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Hypnotherapy For Morning Sickness


Republished Article;

We all know that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, had extreme morning sickness that was so bad she had to be hospitalized. It is condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. Now, we are informed that she is using hypnotherapy to help increase her appetite.

So how does hypnotherapy help to counteract the nausea and get Kate to eat? Hypnosis can evoke physical change with visualization. The mind reacts to visualization whether it is real or imagined. The nervous system reactions are intwined with what we see or what we imagine. These reactions signals make for different physical reactions within the body.

Hypnotherapy can be used to release any negative feelings about food and replace them by rehearsal of the imagination. Hypnotherapy can also be used to release any negative feelings about the pregnancy itself that might, at a subconscious level, be influencing the physical body to react emotional thoughts or feelings. The mind reacts to both direct and indirect positive suggestions that are given during the hypnosis session.

Hypnotherapy can also be used to tell the brain to change the perception of the nausea. A common technique used, while in trance, is to turn down the “volume” of the nausea as if you had a dial. Another common technique used is to imagine some anesthetic being delivered to the stomach area. With practice, the client can learn to do this themselves with self hypnosis.

Hypnosis for hyperemesis gravidarium is documented as early as 1965-1977 from studies in Israel. A great medical study on the use of hypnosis for hyperemesis gravidarum that describes how this is accomplished was conducted by Eric P. Simon, PhD, and Jennifer Schwartz, M.D. in December 1999. It is called “Medical Hypnosis for Hyperemeseis Gravidarum”.

Hypnosis allows a safe, no side effects way to manage this common yet serious condition during pregnancy. Find a hypnosis practitioner who has experience with medical conditions.


Seth-Deborah Roth, Oakland Mind and Body Examiner
Seth-Deborah Roth,a Nurse Anesthetist and Certified Hypnotherapist, is an internationally recognized presenter on the subject of the use of hypnosis in all aspects of a persons health as well as performance in life.

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