Chatham County psychologist has knee replacement with hypnosis

Photo by Tom, switzerland, found in Flickr

Photo by Tom, switzerland, found in Flickr

“APEX Three weeks ago, Bob Dick toughed his way through a 90-minute total knee replacement without the aid of anesthesia, choosing to stay awake through the chisel and the buzz of the electric saw…The key comes from understanding what hypnosis is and isn’t. Popular culture typically portrays the procedure being conducted as the patient watches a metronome or a watch, listening to a heavily accented doctor chant, “You are getting sleepy …”…But to Dick, hypnosis is something practiced every day. A person engrossed in a movie or book is actually in a sort of trance. Someone meditating, praying or “zoning out” at work is using the same techniques that go into hypnosis…”


About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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