Since the 1990’s the incidence of cancer in the UK has risen sharply with Cancer Research UK reporting that a new diagnosis occurs every 2 minutes. There is growing evidence that the mind-body link can be used to positively affect both a person’s prognosis and their experience of cancer treatment. The medical profession so often focuses solely on the physical recovery of their patients, perhaps feeling unable or ill-equipped to deal with their emotional recovery.
Michael Mahoney is one of the pioneers using hypnosis to assist UK cancer sufferers, using his knowledge to aid cancer patients to reconnect and re-learn the link between mind and body, encouraging them to spend quality time with themselves and focus on their emotional journey, giving them back a sense of control over their lives.
A clinical hypnotherapist since 1986, Michael has spent years within a medical centre environment, working closely with GPs, consultants and other health professionals. He is a member of the Complementary Medical Association, associate member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, and the Royal Society of Medicine and holds membership with the European Association for Cancer Education. Michael has also spent many years conducting research and patient trials on the efficacy of hypnosis for several medical conditions, leading to an impressive list of articles published in peer reviewed medical and complementary health journals.
Michael has also conducted two studies using specific therapy processes, now used in his programme ‘An Aid to Emotional Recovery After Breast Cancer’. These studies tracked nearly 40 breast cancer survivors over a period of several years, assessing post-traumatic emotional issues including, anxiety, fear of reoccurrence, uncertainty and vulnerability. Both studies found that hypno-therapeutic interventions mitigated both the severity and frequency of with subjects reporting increased optimism, confidence and self-esteem as well as a sense of taking part in their own healing.
He is the recipient of several research and innovation awards for his ‘Emotional Recovery After Breast Cancer’ audio programme. Since its release in 2005 this programme has been recognised and promoted within over 100 NHS breast cancer clinics as a resource for their outpatients.
Michael will be speaking at the 2018 NCH conference on Saturday 23rd June at the Birmingham Council House Banqueting Suite. There are still a limited number of tickets available. Don’t miss out! Buy your ticket here.