It is difficult to think of anything more debilitating than chronic pain: the constant piercing, seething, stabbing, burning sensation deep in the body that seems unrelenting. Such is the agony of someone in chronic pain.
Pain can be a warning sign of damaged tissue or that something is wrong in the body, so it is important for us to feel pain sometimes. In this context pain may be seen as existing in the boundary between body and mind.
The first step in pain management is scheduling an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause of your pain and learn which pain management approach is often the most effective for it. There are many different pain management options available: You can find the right treatment combination to get the relief you need.
However, when the pain persists beyond normal healing time or is not related to a physical problem that can be helped by medication or other solutions, hypnotherapy may provide some relief. This may be especially for people for whom medication does not work or those people seeking an alternative to medication.
Hypnosis for pain management aims to manage any fear and anxiety you may have relating to your pain. It also helps to reduce stress and relax the nervous system to help it become less reactive to pain.
We can work together using a range of different therapeutic tools to help you “turn down the volume” on your pain with conditions such as Cluster headaches and migraines, arthritis, Fibromyalgia or tinnitus.
You can be taught self-hypnosis and your pain may be better managed or reduced in on average about four sessions.