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Raymond J. Petras, B.E., M.A., Ph.D.

Stress, Anxiety

Pain & Injury Management

Concussions

Performance

Hypnosis

Health

 
Stress, Anxiety

Hypnosis

"Stress" is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. Danger—whether it's real or imagined—causes the body's defenses to kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process. This is known as the “fight-or-flight” response. Unchecked, stress can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

The term "anxiety" refers to extreme fear or worry. It may cause loss of appetite muscle tension, headaches, insomnia and lack of interest in sex.

The treatment varies based on the individual. From our healthy performance model, we look at all the aspects. A plan is then designed to bring all aspects into balance as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 
Performance-Sports, Job, Avocation

What is the Psychology of Performance? Performance Psychology is the study and application of the characteristics of the mind as it relates to performance. The mental aspect of performance is extremely important. It is the difference between winning and losing and being healthy or not. Research and experience demonstrate the benefits of mental training to enhance performance and improve health. Mental and physical training go hand-in-hand. Consequently, failure to incorporate mental training puts your performance and health at a disadvantage.


Benefits include better preparation, increased confidence and more focused performance. This enhances what you already do making what you do better and more frequent. Techniques are well-known and safe. They even can help with injuries. Psychological profiles are emerging, along with psychological methods to reduce pain and speed healing.

Sessions are tailored to meet your needs. They usually include a brief interview, instruction and practice, post session interview and discussion. Most individuals report significant progress quickly. However, it takes time to change.

 
Pain Management: Non-Invasive, Drugless, Non-Surgical

TALKING AWAY PAIN™ (TAP™) - “Psychologic approaches to pain control are among the oldest and are an intrinsic part of medical practice in every culture. Current methods have evolved from a rich and varied tradition. Although the technical refinements of modern medicine are spectacular, the basic strategies of symptomatic pain control have not changed over the centuries.” Dr. C. Richard Chapman.

The mind has a powerful influence over how we feel. Yet, most people are unaware of the immense possibilities of the mind for rapid healing and controlling bodily functions. There have been many documented pain-free operations where the anesthesia used was generated by the mind. Modern research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, the study of how the mind affects the body, has confirmed that the mind can produce its own powerful pain killers and speed healing.

Your mind can safely, quickly and permanently reduce or eliminate pain and improve functionality. Research and literature has shown mental techniques to be very successful in reducing pain, when more commonly used treatments have failed. If used properly, in conjunction with standard medical procedures, there is little to no risk. Mental intervention helps the individual relax. When relaxed, physiologically, injured areas accept greater blood flow, thus heal more quickly. A physician or appropriate medical personnel is still needed to determine the readiness of the individual to return to normal activity levels.

​Athletes and non-athletes have safely reduced their pain and returned to normal functioning, more quickly than thought possible.

 
Injury Management

The conventional, allopathic wisdom of today is to "stitch up a wound" and "reduce pain." In other words, fix the body. However, there, is more to managing an injury or condition. For example, your mother is sick, you are flunking out of school, your nutrition is poor or you are dealing with excessive anger or fear, your health and well-being will be affected. You are mind-body-spirit. Each part needs to be addressed. Enlisting the help of  health professionals and family or friends improves your chances of complete healing, not just temporary symptom removal.

 
Concussion Symptom Relief
(Safe, Rapid, Permanent with Improved Cognitive Functioning)

Concussions In The News

 

Public awareness has increased due to high profile athletes being injured. Laws are being passed and rules instituted to protect the young as well as professional athletes.

 

The focus on concussions has been on education, prevention and diagnostic tools.

 

A concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It can be caused by a blow, fall, bump or jolt according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) < http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/>. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion.

 

Originally, rest, rest and more rest and some medication, generally Tylenol®, seemed to be the only treatments. That has changed. Also, total rest is no longer recommended. If you are suffering from the concussion symptoms of nausea, dizziness, headaches, etc. with reduced cognitive functioning (concentration), you are probably interested in treatment options.

One safe, effective treatment called PsychoNeuro Pain Response™ (PNPR™) also called Talking Away Pain™ (TAP™) is a combination of well-known techniques found in literature that allow the body to act as its own biofeedback device. PNPR™ offers hope for health by engaging the conscious mind in interesting, focused, neutral and positive self-talk. The mind and body automatically improve in the quickest, most efficient and healthful way.

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Concussions, injuries can end an athlete’s career but there’s hope.” An article by John Bassetti. Youngstown, OH Vindicator



 

 
Hypnosis: Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation...etc.

Hypnosis has existed since the beginning of mankind. Simply, hypnosis is a state where a person, generally relaxed, is given a suggestion. Hypnosis is often characterized as a sleep-like state. It is not the same as sleep. Subjects are aware and not unconscious.

There is no one theory or definition of hypnosis that is globally accepted.

Hypnosis has become well known thanks to stage acts. Yet, stage hypnosis has clouded peoples view to its benefits. In the minds of some people the word “hypnosis” has connotations of magic or “hocus-pocus.”

Hypnosis has been clinically proven to provide medical and therapeutic benefits, most notably in the reduction of pain and anxiety. In 1958, the American Medical Association formally approved hypnosis as a medical and dental tool. Did you know that hypnosis was the treatment of choice before anesthesia was developed?

It is not a practice of medicine nor is it a “cure-all.” A physician or appropriate medical professional should supervise any medical problems. Hypnosis is a tool, which has benefited many thousands upon thousands.

All hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis: It is commonly accepted by those who practice hypnosis that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.