Chronic Pain can be extremely debilitating, not only on a physical level, but also on a mental level, causing, low mood, depression and anxiety. It can impact on every aspect of your life.
Hypnosis and psychotherapy have been used for centuries to control pain. It is well documented that hypnotherapy has been used for producing analgesia during surgical procedures, from major amputations to dental extractions
When considering the use of hypnosis for pain management, it is important that you have a formal diagnosis from a qualified medical practitioner. Pain is the body’s way of alerting you that something needs attention, and this needs to be thoroughly investigated before pursuing the use of hypnosis and psychotherapy as a self help tool
Obviously your medical practitioner will be prescribing some form of pain relief medication if you suffer from ongoing long term pain. However, another important part of pain management is taking a look at the link between your mind and your body.
When we are in pain, the common side effects of stress and anxiety can make the sensations feel much worse. Our body becomes physically tense, and exacerbates the continuing cycle of stress, tension, fear and pain.
Changing the way you think about the discomfort can make a considerable difference to your perception of it, and using hypnosis for pain management can be highly effective in achieving this.
To find out more about how I can help you with managing your pain, please give me a call to arrange to come along for the free consultation, where we can assess your situation in much more detail