Utilizing imagery to enhance injury rehabilitation. When an athlete suffers an injury it immediately elicits fears, limited or no participation. Depression and hopelessness can soon set in. Time away from sport can be offset by substituting “mental practice” by visualizing sport skills, rehearsing strategic plays or game plans, and reviewing past successful performances. In injury rehabilitation, imagery aids the athlete to organize goals and provides the motivation to achieve those goals. Each athlete’s focus is productively channelled toward what they can do, as opposed to what they can’t. Imagery is an effective, positive, and useful method proven to encourage injured athletes during this tough phase. Imagery that incorporates relaxation, visual, emotive, and healing techniques is a great way to help athletes on the road back to playing their sport. Wise use of imagery techniques can shorten the recovery period and minimizes the psychological damage to the athlete. Imagery allows the athlete to participate actively in the progression and assume ownership for recovery.
What is the difference, if any, between complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine?
We used to call it complementary medicine, which is something in addition or that ‘complements’ mainstream medicine. Alternative medicine suggests it is used instead of, or to replace traditional medicine, which is not what is recommended. The current term, ‘integrative medicine’, signifies the integration of non-traditional treatments and practices into a patient’s overall care.
Why do people turn to integrative medicine?
It has become a major movement largely because of patients. They are looking for care for things that is not handled all that well in modern medicine. It is great at treating a broken leg or a heart attack. But for things like chronic pain, or disease-related stress, modern medicine doesn’t have all the answers.
There are increasing numbers of patients who would rather not have medicine if they can avoid it. They would rather try manipulation like acupuncture or practice hypnosis or mindfulness. Interest in integrative medicine is growing.
On-Line Self-Hypnosis Recordings. Perhaps you want to try self hypnosis before taking the step of contacting a qualified hypnotist. After all, the internet offers loads of “Get Slim Quick” or “Quit Smoking Today” solutions using self hypnosis techniques or hypnotherapy Recordings. Most of these promise you remarkable results after the first session!
Research has shown however, that hypnosis is only successful when tailored to your specific and individual needs.
Think about it! The reasons why you are struggling to lose weight or quit that habit are completely different to the next person. How then can a standard, off the shelf, self hypnosis CD re-educate your unique subconscious mind?