Other referral information
The psychological therapy services are not directly accessible to external referrals from GPs but only by internal referral from RLHIM physicians in services for chronic physical health problems.
Hypnosis is a psychological technique used in medicine and psychology as a tool to help bring about positive changes to both the mind and the body.
The hypnotic process is produced either by oneself (self-hypnosis) or by responding to the therapist’s instructions. It is often accompanied by a sense of being relaxed, with an increasing focus inwards.
Hypnosis is not directly accessible to external referrals from GPs but only by internal referral from RLHIM physicians. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends hypnosis for severe irritable bowel syndrome.
In the first session, a hypnosis practitioner carries out an assessment. Following sessions may be conducted on an individual or group basis, and can range from 6 or up to 8 weekly sessions.
Over the course of the therapy sessions, patients are taught self-hypnosis to manage their condition.
At the end of the sessions, a letter is written to the referring healthcare practitioner informing them of the progress made during the course of the therapy.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP. Following your treatment, you will be referred to your GP.
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If you have any non-urgent queries regarding your appointment or our services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you within 72 hours.
The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.