Anaheim Hills, CA
Rhona has been working with TOS patients for several years in the health arena of pain management, better sleep, preparing the body and the
mind for a medical procedure, dealing with the overwhelming feelings of loss and
life style changes historically connected with this condition, phobias for fear
of shots/needles, manage life choices, and grief counseling.
Rhona has extensive emotional support training with trauma
victims as a member of the Trauma Intervention Program in Orange County, where
she worked beside Police and Fire Departments first responders and with the
local Trauma Hospitals. She retired from this position 2009.
Using her own very specialized technique and the language of
the mind called Guided Imagery. Rhona easily guides the imagery allowing you to
connect with your own internal wisdom and reach goals, overcome obstacles and
feel in control. These healing modalities reduce the emotional toll of Chronic
Pain and in short alleviate suffering.
Today extraordinary changes are taking place in medicine.
There is new scientific evidence that strongly support guided imagery and
hypnosis. Guided Imagery is the oldest form of healing on the planet. Before we
had a verbal or written language, we formed mental images in our mind and we
still do when we worry or make plans.
Hypnosis is concentrated focused attention on something, like
the example of strongly thinking about something while driving your car on the
freeway and driving passed your intended exit and realized it about a mile to
late. Hypnosis is wide awake, in control, and focused on your thoughts.
Imagery lowers blood pressure and releases pain. This healing
modality also activates your autonomic nervous system, the central command post
deep in the brain that regulates body functions. Your own body pharmacy is
powerful and can release its own natural Morphine, Endorphins, Serotonin and
Dopamine that helping you manage discomfort, feel hopeful, mentally and
physically stronger and the chemical, Melatonin, supporting peaceful deep sleep.
There are a wide variety of guided imagery and hypnosis
techniques used to help patients achieve symptomatic pain relief. One example is
called Glove Anesthesia, a two-step imagery exercise. Clients first are taught
to imagine developing feelings of numbness in the hand as it is placed in an
imaginary solution creating an anesthetic gloved hand. Then you learn to
transfer these feeling of numbness to any part of the body that is calling out
The Glove Anesthesia technique takes the edge off the pain
sensation and it provided a dramatic illustration of the power of self-control
when you realize that you can produce feelings of numbness with the power of
Guided Imagery and hypnosis promotes rehabilitation, and
accelerated healing responses in the body and is particularly useful in the
current era of managed care. Where cost effective mind/body medicine, improved
medical self-care and empowering approaches to health care are much welcomed and
greatly valued by patients, providers and insurers.
The key is the powerful link between your mind and body
connecting you deeply to your senses and emotions so that your body can create
health through imagery.
Rhona has a private practice in Anaheim Hill’s with Ando
& Aston Physical Therapy 6200 E. Canyon Rim Road #113, Anaheim Hills, Ca
Please call today