Chronic pain is pain that persists for several months, years, or in some cases, pain that can last a lifetime. It is a complex, debilitating and life changing condition. The personal toll on the individual chronic pain sufferer is difficult to quantify. Depression, lack of self worth, lack of confidence, a breakdown in relationships, a sense of hopelessness and increasing social isolation lead many sufferers to hypnotherapy to ease their pain.
It is essential that anyone considering consulting a hypnotherapist for support in managing their chronic pain condition should already have a formal diagnosis from a qualified medical practitioner. Pain is the body’s signal that something is wrong, and the causes of chronic pain should be thoroughly investigated before the hypnotherapist is consulted.
When the client is under hypnosis we focus on relaxation and letting go of distracting thoughts. This temporarily tunes out the conscious part of your mind, opening the client up to the power of suggestion. At this point we can make suggestions to encourage pain relief. We also give post-hypnotic suggestions, allowing the client to carry out self-hypnosis after the sessions ends.
Rather than convincing the client that their pain doesn’t exist, hypnosis for pain aims to manage any fear and anxiety that the client may have relating to their pain. It also helps to reduce stress and relax the nervous system to help it become less reactive to pain.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, the first thing to do is contact the HypnoHut and book an initial free consult with us. During this we will explain to you how it all works, what to expect. Should you decide at that point that you would wish to proceed, we will develop a treatment plan to give you the ability manage your pain.
The first thing to do is contact the HypnoHut and book an initial free consult with us. During this we will explain to you how it all works, what to expect. Should you decide at that point that you would wish to proceed, we will develop a treatment plan to give you the ability to move beyond your chronic pain.