Preparation for Surgery

This three session program helps patients prepare for, and recover from surgery by giving them a sense of control over the anxiety, stress and pain. Research has shown that patients who are psychologically prepared for surgery have fewer complications, have less post-operative pain and nausea, require less pain medication, and recover more quickly.

The program uses relaxation, imagery and direct suggestions to create an expectation of a positive outcome, and reduce stress and anxiety. Patients will learn self-hypnosis techniques to use during their hospital stay, and will receive a self-hypnosis CD for reinforcement at home.

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