Tag Archives: Medical Issues

Many people come in our door because of chronic stress, but they don't always think of it as the cause because stress manifests as symptoms. of it in terms of symptoms.
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Another pain study by the University of Utah this past July focused on one 15 minute session of mindfulness or hypnotic suggestion read to the patient before surgery. 
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Today we are talking about sleep and hypnosis. 40 million people have chronic trouble sleeping. And another 20 million periodically have sleep issues.
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I’m very excited, having just left a luncheon in Edina where a panel of experts spoke about innovation in the health care arena. They were creating things I could hardly wrap my head around, like growing new organs from stem cells and replacing body parts with them. Innovations in health care. It was so exciting!
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Hypnosis Issues: This week someone said to me, “It sounds like hypnosis is a cure-all for a lot of different issues.” 
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This past Saturday on my radio show, Minding Your Health, my guests were an ER nurse and a medical director of a clinic who use use hypnosis everyday in the medical setting. You can listen here. They take about how easy it is to implement hypnotic techniques in their day to day routine and help patients improve their recovery. 
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  Two weeks ago my blog was on opioids. In response someone sent me a copy of a recent survey from the CDC - the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They studied 1.3 million non-cancer patients. Here’s what they found:
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Today I’m talking about opioids, a topic I’ve had on this blog before. A couple of weeks ago was National Opioid Awareness Week in Minnesota. It’s not just there, but across the country. When I published my book 8 months ago, Breaking Free from Pain and Opioids: Discovering the Hypnosis Option, 78 people died each day from prescription opioids and heroin. Today it is 91 people each day.  Hypnosis is a viable alternative for pain management with no addiction or negative side effects. The worse that can happen is that it doesn’t work. Our legislators need help. They can curb how many prescriptions doctors write, but they aren’t offering other solutions because they aren’t aware. Many of my clients want to know what they can do - write your representatives and senators and tell them that there are other options for them to explore. Hypnosis isn’t the only answer or the entire answer, but it is a piece of the puzzle. For those of you that have had a loved one or someone you know that is addicted to opioids, this is an opportunity for you to do something about it! I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, helping you take back control by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.
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Two Saturdays ago on Minding Your Health, my radio show on 950AM, I talked with 2 doctors about thinking outside of the box on healthcare, and the importance of our personal ability and responsibility to play a role in our own care. Are you in or out? And who’s in control of your box?
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