Tag Archives: Opioids

I’m just returning from 10 days in the Pacific Northwest. I got used to not letting the rain interfere with my plans, even if those plans were outdoors. 
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We continue our wires-crossed series with pain.  Pain is your body’s way of giving you important information that there is something wrong that needs attention. When everything has been done that can be done and your body has healed, there is no reason for pain to exist.  Sometimes however, the ‘pain gate’ remains open and nerves stay sensitized. In the case of missing limbs, the brain can get messages that there is still a problem and pain can be felt where there is no longer a body part. We can also ‘take on’ the pain of someone else’s experience and make it our own. Because there is no pain center in the brain, pain is based on what we’ve experienced or on what others tell us it should feel like. Pain also comes from our unexpressed and misunderstood emotions. 25% of people who suffer from chronic pain have never had an injury or surgery. (Listen to our blog from last week.)  If you’ve had pain for a long time, it can also become a habit. Because habits are just automated thoughts or behaviors, and we can change our thoughts at will, we can change the habit of pain. Want solutions? Learn how to breathe. Learn self-hypnosis. Go to the blog section of the The FARE Hypnosis website and search the archives with the words ‘pain’, ‘breath’ and self- hypnosis. Lots of ideas will appear! 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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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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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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  Today we are going to talk about an opioid & pain training I’m teaching at the 2017 National Guild of Hypnotists Convention. Tune in below if you want to know more! 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. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcZfa664_z1124JlT2tYfcyDy3Ejrl7PQ
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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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Today I’m here to talk to you about something personally and professionally. I’m introducing my new book, Breaking Free from Pain and Opioids: Discovering the Hypnosis Option. It will be available in 2 weeks on Amazon in Kindle and book format. If you’d like to get it from me in a pdf format, in a few days I should be announcing my new website where you’ll be able to get all kinds of good things!
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