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Sea Sickness and Hypnosis

Updated: Sep 6, 2021

Well, who here has suffered from the dreaded "Sea Sickness" ??

Yah, mon! everyone who's ever been on the water has likely had a twinge if not outright seasickness at one point in their adventures at sea.

"Seasickness is a result of a conflict in the inner ear, where the human balance mechanism resides, and is caused by a vessel’s erratic motion on the water. Inside the cabin of a rocking boat, for example, the inner ear detects changes in both up-and-down and side-to-side acceleration as one’s body bobs along with the boat. But, since the cabin moves with the passenger, your eyes register a relatively stable scene. Agitated by this perceptual incongruity, the brain responds with a cascade of stress-related hormones that can ultimately lead to nausea, vomiting, and vertigo."

And man oh man, no one likes being sea sick, feeling miserable and unable to enjoy their day. No one, but what can you do? WELL now... that's a good question especially if you're planning on a cruise, or have been invited to a day trip no a boat.

Traditional approaches include;

  • Chewing gum, Ginger gum even better.

  • Staring at the Horizon as it is the most stable, unchanging, Flat, concrete target that you can focus your eyes on. Remember the primary cause of seasickness like motion sickness is that our five senses are in a disagreement in where safe, flat and stable is, particularly the inner ear.

  • The Patch – Scopolamine patches are worn behind the ear and look like small band-aids but contain small amounts of medicine which secretes into you skin. They are the most popular prescription drug for seasickness and they also come in pill form. The great thing about the patch is that it continues working even after you start to throw-up. But, be warned, prolonged use of the patch – for weeks at a time – can lead to hallucinations!

  • Dramamine, Bonine and Meclizine and other over the counter drugs are effective for many as well.

  • Likely the best is what the old fisherman would do, Eat a healthy LARGE breakfast, thus filling their stomachs so that the acid had something to work on other than their stomach, throat and mouth.

  • Roll With The Punches – Fighting the roll of a ship can quickly cause fatigue which can lead to seasickness. Try to roll with the ship instead of stiffening up and fighting the motion (as most newbies unconsciously do).

Might I suggest that Hypnosis would be a benefit to those of you who suffer from Seasickness? Motion sickness and even vertigo?? Remember, one of the key pieces of all three conditions comes down to one or more of your senses do not agree with the others, the eyes see one thing, the ears feel another, your legs, mind and common sense is telling you the world is moving. With hypnosis you can direct the senses to cooperate. You can program the mind to step in and lay down the law, if all of you do not agree then let it go, no point in being tricked like that don't you agree?

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