There are two different types of pain – acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is usually a result of an accident or temporary illness. Chronic, or long-term pain is often more complicated. The pain may be a result of a medical condition, or there might not be an obvious cause.
Pain is there for a reason and should not be treated for its own sake. If the underlying cause is known and your doctor gives permission, hypnotherapy can be a very effective way to manage pain.
Hypnosis helps to reduce stress and change the thought patterns related to pain and can therefore make a huge difference to pain perception.
When you are under Hypnosis you focus on relaxation and letting go of distracting thoughts. This temporarily tunes out the conscious part of your mind, opening you to the power of suggestion. This is the point when we can make suggestions to encourage pain relief.
Rather than convincing you that your pain doesn’t exist, hypnosis for pain aims to manage any fear and anxiety you may have relating to your pain. It helps to reduce stress and relax the nervous system to help it become less reactive to pain.
Hypnotherapy in pain management uses visualisation techniques helping you to distract from the pain.
Hypnotherapy is an effective way to manage pain. You can reduce a sharp pain into a tingle or a hot searing pain into a feeling of warmth.
Hypnotherapy can also be used to help with sleep problems associated with pain. Sleeplessness or insomnia sadly goes hand in hand with pain. Sleep is important as it gives our minds and bodies a time to heal.
We at Kent Hypnotherapy use a blend of therapies for quick results. We understand that everyone reacts differently to different therapies.
So not only will we use Hypnotherapy but also Mindfulness – Breathing Techniques and also Progressive Muscle Relaxation. We will teach you how to use these techniques effectively at home enabling you to be able to control your own pain.
The nature or Hypnotherapy means it doesn’t work for everybody. However it is a natural therapy with no side effects. Many people find it an effective tool to use as part of their chronic pain management plan.
The number of sessions you will need depends on your individual circumstances. We will be happy to discuss this with you. Hypnotherapy means you no longer need to suffer alone. Hypnotherapy techniques are safe and can be learned quickly.
Hypnosis can be used for:
- Post –operative pain – where traditional painkillers are not helpful due to needle phobias or an allergy to the medication
- Phantom limb pain
- Palliative care – helping terminally ill patients to manage their pain and improve their quality of life
- Back Pain
- Cancer Chemotherapy
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
We offer a FREE 30 minute appointment to allow you to meet us and also discuss how we can help.
Please Contact us on 01634 713054 to discuss this further.