Clinical Hypnotherapy

Hypno-Chemo Programme

Hypno-Chemo programme


The Hypno-Chemo programme was originally devised by Holistic Resources at Rossendale Hospice. It is now a community (Lottery) funded Clinical Audit that has gone England wide. Due to the acclaim this project has received, there are currently only a limited number of trained Hypnotherapists available.


St. Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice


St. Lukes's (Cheshire) Hospice is one of the first hospices to offer this service. Their therapist is Fraser White.


The premise of this programme is that psychological distress is frequently reported following
diagnosis of cancer. This affects Quality of Life. It is recognized that some medical procedures can also have an impact on Quality of Life. It is a sad but true fact that many patients receive no
psychological help at all.


How can it help?


The Hypno-chemo programme uses the skills from Cognitive behaviour therapy combined with
hypnotherapeutic skills to:


  • Teach relaxation
  • Treat emotional issues.
  • Prepare for and treat side effects of chemotherapy.
  • Reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Enlarge embedded veins.
  • Manage pain.
  • If appropriate, visualize host defences destroying malignant cells.


Annual service audits since 1996, reflect consistent positive evaluations and a qualitative study indicated a high level of satisfaction with the service. (Taylor et al, 1999, 2000).


Please note: It is not necessary to be having chemotherapy to benefit from this programme - only a diagnosis of cancer.


Referrals are usually via G.P; Macmillan Nurse; Hospice; or yourself.


fraser white intro

An introduction to Fraser White

"Self suggestion makes you a master of yourself" – W. Clement Stone

"Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you". - Tom Hopkins

"Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality".
 - Earl Nightingale

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line." ― Oscar Levant

"Almost all people are hypnotics.The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly." ― Fort

"Imagination rules the world". - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
― Albert Einstein

"There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality." - Michel de Montaigne


"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it."  - Michel de Montaigne   

"If some persons died and others did not die, death would indeed be a terrible affliction."
― Jean de La Bruyère

"You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favorable climate in which to learn."

― Milton Erickson

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it."― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer