HYPNOTHERAPY FOR PAIN
I am currently offering my clients the choice of in-person or on-line sessions.
While most people prefer face-to-face sessions, hypnotherapy can be effectively provided via Zoom if you would prefer this mode of delivery.
If you are uncertain of how to proceed I also offer a free 30 minute online session so that you can chat with me about your individual needs, you can book this by ringing 0427 639 778
Either way, I look forward to connecting with you to help you make the changes you need to make.
When you have chronic pain, you become extremely aware of painful sensations, and this focus on pain, makes pain worse, and can lead you to worry about your pain excessively. These negative perceptions and emotions about chronic pain can reinforce to our brain that it needs to continue producing pain messages, therefore perpetuating the pain cycle and even worsening it.
There are numerous strategies for dealing with pain with hypotherapy, it can be used to effectively reduce awareness of any pain, independent of the location, intensity, and the underlying cause of the pain.
One method is to focus on the acceptance of your chronic condition, with the aim of reducing the fear and anxiety around it. Your perceptions of pain can greatly influence your pain levels and how you manage your pain. Being afraid can lead to us avoiding situations we perceive might worsen our pain, which may in fact worsen our symptoms over time. By addressing these negative emotions and reducing fear, your quality of life can be vastly improved and your pain levels considerably reduced.
Another method involves suggestions of being pain free, having reduced pain, or having increased functioning to help patients reduce pain levels - this has been used in many pain scenarios with success. This in depth study explains that it has been highly effective in treating many types of acute and chronic pain including: “chronic oncological pain, HIV neuropathic pain, pain during extraction of molars, pain associated to physical trauma, pain in surgical procedures, pain associated to temporomandibular joint disorder, phantom limb, fibromyalgia, pain in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, acute pain in children, lumbago and pain in childbirth” This type of hypnoanalgesia session can have fantastic results for pain patients. This study states that, “hypnosis results in greater pain reductions across a variety of chronic pain conditions and pain-related outcomes, including intensity, duration, frequency, and use of analgesic medications when compared to standard care”
Another method focusses on forgetting past negative memories of pain, effectively trying to retrain the brain to forget that certain situations should cause pain. Imagery is used by the Hypnotherapist to replace the sensation of pain with a more pleasant sensation, such as warmth or cool. Incorporating this regularly into sessions makes it a habit which happens in your day-to-day life without you thinking about it. This could help your brain to break the association between certain painful movements or situations and in turn, help you to break free of the chronic pain cycle.
If you follow my instructions, hypnotherapy can put you in a highly relaxed state, it can help to reduce stress levels and break the stress and pain cycle. Muscle tension can be eased and stiffness reduced. Regular hypnotherapy can result in a significant reduction in stress can markedly improve chronic pain symptoms.
Each pain program I run is suited to your needs and to your own personal circumstances.