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Smooth Surgery, Rapid Recovery: A Systematic Hypnotic Approach

What you are about to read may sound strange at first.

The concept that self-hypnosis training can help reduce the anxiety associated with surgery probably makes sense to you. However, the idea that self-hypnosis can also help surgery go more smoothly and actually accelerate physical healing itself probably sounds pretty "out there."

It is important then, that you learn about two collaborative pilot studies done by Dr. Carol Ginandes and colleagues. She is a health psychologist and staff associate at McLean Hospital, and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.

The Research

The first study1 focused on the use of hypnosis to speed the healing of broken bones. Twelve people with ankle fractures that did not require surgery were separated into two groups. One group received a hypnosis intervention program and the other did not.

This study, published by Ginandes and Daniel Rosenthal, professor of radiology at the Harvard Medical School, demonstrated that the fractures of the group who received the hypnosis intervention program healed faster than the group who did not.

The second collaborative study2 was published by Ginandes and Patricia Brooks and focused on the use of hypnosis for 18 women undergoing the same type of breast surgery. The women were separated into 3 separate groups receiving:

  • standard care only
  • standard care, plus weekly attention from a psychotherapist
  • standard care, plus hypnosis training in weekly sessions with a practitioner, and an audio recording for practice both before and after surgery

The results showed that the surgical incisions of the women in the hypnosis group healed faster than those of both the group receiving support from a psychologist and the group receiving standard care only.

While these two small studies do not prove that hypnosis will accelerate physical healing, they do take this idea from the realm of fantasy to that of a distinct possibility.

Studies Cited:

1 Ginandes C, Rosenthal DI (1999). "Using Hypnosis to Accelerate the Healing of Bone Fractures." Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 5(2): 67-75.

2 Ginandes C, Brooks P, Sando W, Jones C, Aker J. (2002). "Can Medical Hypnosis Accelerate Post-Surgical Wound Healing? Results of a Clinical Trial." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 45(4): 333-51.

I Brought the CDs with Me in the Waiting Room

"I recently had elective surgery for the first time and was very nervous about it. Once I began to listen to Dr. Ginandes, I felt less anxious in general and I was able to sleep peacefully every night. When the big day came, I took my CD's with me in the waiting room - it was wonderful to be able to feel peaceful and calm during that time! After the surgery, I listened to the final session and healed so quickly that I did not even need to take any pain medication. The CD's got me through this stressful time, beginning to end. I would highly recommend them to anyone going through a surgical procedure, whether it is your first time or not. "

- J.Tyler, Image Coach - Co-founder of Fabulous over Forty - Wilmington, DE

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Mind-Body Healing & Hypnosis, by Dr. Carol Ginandes, explains how hypnosis can help with healing and recovery.

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"This comprehensive set of procedures designed by a world-renowned expert in healing will help people reach their health goals. This program shows people how to constructively work on a day-by-day basis to achieve the best possible outcome. Patients will be empowered by taking an active role in their own recovery and healing."

- Max P. Shapiro, Ph.D.
- Director of Education and Research
- New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis

The results of the studies raise the question: Why wouldn't you at least give hypnosis a try as an added strategy if you are about to undergo surgery?

You might worry that hypnosis is dangerous or that it will cause you to lose control. Even worse, you might be concerned that you will be under "the power" of the therapist.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Hypnosis is state of focused awareness that you go in and out of every day whenever you are particularly absorbed in on a thought or an interesting task. What self hypnosis training does is teach you how to go into this state willfully, under your own control.

Research shows that just spending time in hypnosis can help normalize your body's homeostasis and equilibrium. It also can help reduce stress and anxiety.

More importantly, hypnosis does not have the associated risks of pharmacological treatments.

This is One of the More Truly Valuable and Helpful Contributions

"The instructions for use are clear, taking into account possible pitfalls and always remaining respectful of the patient's individuality. The script also takes into account possible sabotage by the environment that the patient may encounter. The text is well presented, with a nice balance between therapeutic and informative input without being presumptuous. The permissive approach allows patients to choose what fits best with their preferences and experiences. Of the tapes and CDs on the market, this is one of the more truly valuable and helpful contributions."

- Elvira V. Lang, MD, FSIR, FSCEH
- Associate Professor of Radiology - Director, Nonpharmacologic Analgesia Program
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Medical School

A Systematic Hypnotic Approach to
Smooth Surgery and Rapid Recovery

Smooth Surgery, Rapid Recovery: A Systematic Hypnotic Approach

The approach created for this CD program by Dr. Ginandes involves systematic training both before and after your surgery. There are two sessions to be used before the surgery, and two sessions to be used after the surgery.

You will do well to start with the program 2-3 weeks before your surgery. Following the CD program in sequence, you will be carefully guided in a practice session every day, starting with Session One.

It is like learning to play an instrument in that the more you practice, the better you will get at it. You will probably find that your anxiety about the surgery is reduced and that you are learning to control your internal state and give yourself soothing positive suggestions.

The second session begins one week before your surgery, and takes your skills to the next level as you focus more on the surgery itself - ensuring that your time in surgery is smooth and that you re-establish the rhythms of basic physiological functions afterwards. Again, you listen to this session every day.

Best Chance For Rapid Recovery

"The surgical patient's best chance for rapid recovery from surgery procedures would be to have Dr. Carol Ginandes at his/her bedside. Recovering patients who listen to her program may be quite amazed at just how well they do in their recovery."

- Claire Frederick, M.D.
- Tufts Univ. Schl. of Medicine

The third session is used every day for first week following surgery and will help you recover your appetite and bodily functions and lessen your chance of infection. It may even shorten your hospital stay and reduce your need for pain medication.

The fourth session is used beginning seven days after surgery and continuing for three weeks. This session can help enhance your rehabilitation (regaining of strength, mobility, and energy) and continue the process of accelerated healing.

The sequence and content of these sessions have been designed, written and recorded by Dr. Ginandes, drawing on her years of clinical practice with patients. It's a complete pre-op and post-op program.

Cannot Believe How Well The Whole Thing Went

"I was scheduled for a total knee replacement at the age of 57 and began listening to the Smooth Surgery Rapid Healing cds about 6 weeks prior to my surgery (longer than required, but I thought, 'why wait'!). I have to say, that along with the skill of my surgeon, all my prior preparation have paid off big time. Now five weeks post op, I cannot believe how well the whole thing went. "

- Jan Dodds - Lockleys, Australia

For the First Time, Dr. Ginandes's Multi-Session Hypnosis Program Smooth Surgery, Rapid Recovery is Available to the General Public

We are honored that Dr. Ginandes has decided to release these sessions via The Hypnosis Network. We would not offer a program on such a serious subject unless we knew they were coming from the absolute best.

If you or a loved one is about to undergo surgery, then we believe that using this program can be of great benefit. You can try the program, and if for any reason you do not feel it has met your expectations then you can send it back for a full product price refund.

Read more about Dr. Ginandes here.

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It sounds unbelievable, but it's true. We will give you one full year to try this program. If at any time you feel that this is not helping you, just send it back for a full refund of the purchase price. If you have any questions along the way, we answer our phone and open our emails personally. Just contact us.

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Smooth Surgery, Rapid Recovery delivers
I only wish I had gotten is longer before my surgery so I could have done the pre-surgery stuff too. As it was, I started it day of surgery (Rotator cuff repair), and did the 1 week post surgery and 1-4 weeks post surgery CDs. I found them to be extremely helpful. My physical therapist and doctor are both pleased with my progress. I need to be ready for school on 9/6, and it looks like I will be. I've been pain free with ibuprofen since a couple of days after surgery. I was hoping she had one that was specifically PT related, as I would have gotten that too!
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from Wilkes-Barre PA on 8/20/2011
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OMG I HAVE A BRAIN TUMOR
I cannot say enough positive things about this program. At first I was skeptical, but the results were more than I could have imagined. Both my family and friends were impressed with my confident attitude. The doctors were amazed with the speed of my recovery.
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from Southington, CT on 8/7/2009
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Relax, focus, & visualize
I downloaded the cd's onto my Ipod and I listened to them everytime I needed to take time to relax and refocus on the up coming surgery date. I loved the places it would take me in my mind. The visualizations were nice. I loved taking a walk and anything to do with walking the beach and hearing the waves. So when it cam time for the surgery I was able to drift right off in to a calm relaxed state and the surgery went great and the healing afterwards was very tolerable. Thank you.
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Amazing program
I can't say enough good things about this program. I had a major surgery and was terrified for months prior to the date. After listening to the CDs, I became significantly more calm, centered and positive about the surgery. I walked into the OR without so much as a increased heart rate, fear or negative thought. This is the first time I have ever tried hypnosis and I tend to be very skeptical of programs like this but it worked miracles with me. My recovery has been incredible - even my doctors are amazed. I can't say enough about the benefits of this program for anyone who is undergoing a surgical procedure. It changed my entire experience with my surgery both pre and post-op and I am so grateful that I discovered these CDs.
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Relaxation on Demand
I listen on my iPhone. Carol's comforting and soothing encouragement is available wherever I am and whenever I need it.
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Program Details

Smooth Surgery, Rapid Recovery: A Systematic Hypnotic Approach is a 3-CD program.
CD1: Introduction and Welcome
  • Dr. Ginandes's Introduction [4:01]
  • Benefits of Responsible Hypnosis [16:03]
CD2: Effective Preparation for Surgery
  • Introduction to this Surgery Prep Program [7:16]
  • Pre-Op 1 (Use 2-3 Weeks Before Surgery) [13:11]
  • Pre-Op 2 (Use 1 Week Before Surgery) [14:22]
CD3: Enhanced Recovery from Surgery
  • Post-Op, First Week [15:48]
  • Post-Op, Weeks 1-4 [21:28]
Therapist: Dr. Carol Ginandes

Program Instructions

  1. Listen to only one session a day. The introduction does not count as a session. The sessions are incremental and should be listened to in the order presented on the CDs. We do, however, recommend that you repeat each session several times.
  2. Once you have listened to all the sessions in order, we suggest that you go back and re-listen to the sessions that you find most relevant. You will find that the programs will be the most effective if you listen to one of the tracks every day for about three weeks...changing behavior is not going to happen overnight. The listening order can now be mixed.
  3. If you have multiple programs from the Hypnosis Network, please complete each program separately and completely before moving on to another one.
  4. These sessions work best when you are undisturbed and comfortable. Please make sure your phone ringer is off and that you will not be disturbed for a 25-minute period. Headphones are helpful in blocking outside sounds.
  5. A comfortable chair is the best place to listen, although a couch will also work. If you are listening to these in bed, for the first cycle it will be best if you do not go into a deep sleep unless so stated by the hypnosis session itself. After the first cycle, you may use the sessions before bedtime (they make great sleep aids). Do not try to listen at your computer – experience shows that it won't work.

Do not listen to any sessions while driving or while engaged in any activity that requires your attention.

The Hypnosis Network takes great pride in our programs. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Hypnosis Network CD programs are very powerful, but are NOT a substitute for therapy. As with any self-help modality, you may not achieve the desired result.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be hypnotized? What if I'm "resistant"?

People of average intelligence (unless there is some form of organic brain damage) can be hypnotized in most cases if they are willing and do not resist.

The depth of hypnosis varies with a person's ability to respond. If you are not a naturally responsive subject, you can improve your receptivity to hypnosis with practice.

If you are totally resistant to the intent of the program you are considering, then it's not for you. You can't use hypnosis if you don't want to, because no one can hypnotize you against your will.

How should I use this program for maximum effectiveness?

A comfortable chair is the best place to listen, although a couch will also work. If you are listening to these in bed, for the first cycle it will be best if you do not go into a deep sleep unless so stated by the hypnosis session itself. After the first cycle, you may use the sessions before bedtime (they make great sleep aids). Do not try to listen at your computer – experience shows that it won't work.

These sessions work best when you are undisturbed and comfortable. Please make sure your phone ringer is off and that you will not be disturbed for a 25-minute period. Headphones are OK, but are not necessary.

Listen to only one session a day - the introduction does not count as a session. The sessions are incremental and should be listened to in the order presented on the CDs. We do recommend that you repeat each session at least four times before moving on to the next session. You will find that the programs will be the most effective if you listen at least 5 days a week for a minimum of three weeks . . . changing behavior is not going to happen overnight.

Once you have listened to all the sessions in order, we suggest that you go back and re-listen to the sessions that you find most relevant. The listening order can now be mixed.

If you have multiple programs from The Hypnosis Network, please complete each program separately and completely before moving on to another one.

How do I know if it is working? How will I know if I am actually hypnotized while listening to the sessions?

The experience of hypnosis is different for everyone. For many people, hypnosis is much like reading a good book. You are absorbed, but are still aware of your environment and your internal dialogue.

The depth of the trance has no effect on your results. The best way to notice if the hypnosis is working is to notice your decisions during the day surrounding food and exercise. Gradually, it will be easier and easier to make the right decisions.

Can I listen while sleeping?

It is not a good idea to listen to the hypnosis sessions while lying down to go to bed. If you fall asleep, the sessions will not be effective. A great time to listen is in the morning when you wake up, or in the evening when you get home from work.

Will the program work if I fall asleep while I'm listening?

Probably not, but sometimes hypnosis is confused with sleep. If you wake up at the end of each session, then you were in a deep trance and were not asleep – which is excellent! If you wake up hours later, then you were asleep and the session will not be effective.

What if I stay completely aware during the hypnosis session?

The hypnosis sessions on these CDs are pretty light, meaning that it is not like the movies. You're not going to become a zombie.

Some people experience the sessions in the way you would experience a great work of fiction. You are totally absorbed, but are aware of the outside world. Other people (usually if they are tired or really need the relaxation) get so absorbed that they do not remember listening to the session. Either way, you will get results. The results are not tied to "going under," but instead are tied to the focusing.

Can I listen while driving?

Absolutely not. Never listen to a hypnosis session while driving or engaged in any activity that requires your attention. Please listen in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed, without operating a vehicle or any dangerous machinery.

Can I contact someone if I still have questions?

Yes! Please let us know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions. We always welcome customer input.

How to contact us:

US and Canada toll free: 888-332-6463
Other international callers: +1 817-566-0050

Or you can email us at customerservice@hypnosisnetwork.com.

We want to see you succeed, and we are here to help you! Please contact us if you need any assistance.

Do you ship overseas? Do you ship to APO boxes?

Yes, absolutely. Many of our customers live outside the United States.

Orders shipped to Canada will ship from the United States using USPS (US $19.95 flat rate).

Orders shipped to the United Kingdom, Ireland, other European Union countries, and Australia will ship from a nearby location using the local postal service (US $9.95 flat rate). See details at checkout. No import duties or handling fees should be assessed for any of these locations.

Orders to other international addresses will ship via the U.S. Postal Service Global Priority Mail for a flat rate of $19.95. Our prices do not include duties or value-added taxes. If assessed, these charges are the responsibility of the package recipient, who will be billed for them by the local Customs office.

Shipments to APO boxes are sent by Priority Mail using the U.S. Postal Service. NOTE: We cannot track shipments sent via the U.S. Postal Service and cannot guarantee delivery times.

What if it doesn't work? Do I have to try the product for a year before returning it?

No. If you purchase a Hypnosis Network program directly from us, you can return the program at any time within a period of one year after your order date for a full refund of the purchase price. (Your order date is printed on your receipt.) Most people know within about 2 months whether a program will be effective or not, but we like to give you plenty of time so you do not feel rushed.

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Dr. Carol Ginandes
Specialist in Mind/Body Healing

Dr. Carol Ginandes

Carol Ginandes, Ph.D., ABPP is a health psychologist who is internationally recognized for her clinical work, research, and teaching. In her practice of psychology in Watertown, Massachusetts, she specializes in utilizing hypnotic strategies to facilitate mind/body healing in a wide range of health conditions.

She works with patients who are preparing for medical procedures, recovering from accidents or surgery, have acute or chronic illnesses, who are suffering from pain, or who have not reached the desired degree of improvement after medical treatment. Dr. Ginandes holds staff appointments at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital.

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We honor all people as unique individuals and will NEVER share any correspondence (whether it be written or verbal) with anyone outside of the company without your written consent.

Furthermore, it is our commitment to protecting the privacy rights of anyone who visits our site.

We collect email addresses of those who ask to receive free downloads of our products, those who subscribe to our newsletter, those who sign up for our free teleseminars, and of customers who order products.

We will only use these email addresses to send you unique product offerings and discounts, information about your order, or information specific to lists you may subscribe to. You will always have the option of removing yourself from a list by following a link that is at the bottom of all of our newsletters.

Furthermore, we do not sell trade or otherwise share any information about our site visitors with third parties.

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We offer a one-year no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

If you are not getting the results you expected from any of our programs, you can return the product within one year of your order date with no questions asked. Your order date is printed on your receipt.