Patients with tics and Tourette syndrome are, in my view, the unsung heroes in my practice.
As you may know, I treat patients for whom traditional medicine either doesn’t work or has side effects.
The most common patient problems I treat include:
- Performance anxiety
- Test anxiety, sports performance anxiety, stage fright, public speaking
- Irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal pain.
- Chronic pain
- Tics with and without Tourette syndrome
When someone has bedwetting, although it’s embarrassing, no one goes to school, raises his hand, and says, “Hey! I’m still wetting the bed. Who else is?”
Or if someone has a migraine headache and misses work or school one day, her friends may say, “Oh, you were home yesterday because you had a migraine? We’re so glad you’re feeling better and are back today!”
But individuals with tics often find them to be physically exhausting, mentally exhausting, emotionally exhausting, and painful. The tics can distract from what people are trying to do at the moment. People with tics often feel embarrassed and humiliated, and other youngsters often ridicule them.
I believe getting through the day is hard enough without tics. But when you add tics as an extra burden, it makes life even more challenging.
Life just isn’t fair to some people! Yet, my patients never seem to complain about them, or ask, “Why me?”
So, that is why patients of all ages, with tics, are my heroes. I am grateful to have been able to teach medical hypnosis to countless patients suffering from tics and Tourette syndrome. It is an honor to witness the empowerment when a patient gains control over the tics and gets their life back!
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