Location: Lanarkshire, GB
Hi, Ive only started practising as a hypnotherapist recently, but as I myself have had cancer, I thought I might be able to offer my views and hope that they help in some way. I imagine what the woman is having to confront is loss of control, a realisation that were not immortal and fear that she wont be able to cope if anything happens to her husband, so I would suggest that if, from her case history, you agree with this, these are the issues to address. Although I cant suggest specific scripts to use, I would work with her to make her realise that her worst fears may never happen, and that she should concentrate on the present and on making the most of each day. She can take some control by making sure that she and her husband eat well, excercise and manage their stress levels, make sure he takes any medication etc. Although it would have to be worded carefully, perhaps you could help her to look on the cancer as an unwanted gift, as many survivors do. We may not want it, but weve been given it, and we now have to see what good we can get out of it. It can remind us not to sleepwalk through life, to make the most of every day, and not to put off the things we always wanted to do. Sorry, this probably isnt the sort of answer you were looking for, but hope it helps point you in the right direction!