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Hypnosis produces an altered state of consciousness, awareness or perception in which a patient’s mind is focused and receptive to therapeutic suggestion. With hypnosis, you can learn to use your mind and thoughts to manage emotional distress or to help change certain habits or behaviors. The Journal Oncology® reports that hypnosis has been found to reduce symptoms associated with radiation and chemotherapy including pain, nausea, fatigue, hot flashes and sleep problems. Local resource Santa Fe has several hypnotherapists who could work with you. Certified hypnotherapists are basic-level practitioners followed by certified master hypnotists and then certified clinical hypnotherapists. A doctor of clinical hypnotherapy has the highest level of training, which involves an internship in a medical setting.