Access your inner strength to bring about positive change
Chronic pain (long term) can be the result of a medical condition or there may be no obvious cause. It can often help to be as mobile as possible, gentle exercise such as yoga, swimming, walking can be beneficial, it is however, important to listen to your body and also to consult with your doctor beforehand.
Stress and anxiety are often experienced alongside pain and can often make your pain feel worse. If there is any credible evidence that your body is in danger and you need to do something to protect it then the likelihood and intensity of pain will increase. If there is credible evidence that your body is safe then this will decrease the likelihood and intensity of pain. In some cases of chronic pain your body becomes over sensitive, so the need for true protection is distorted and we over protect our body by signalling more pain than is actually needed to protect it.
How can hypnotherapy help?
When you are anxious and/or in pain your body becomes tense, this makes the pain worse, you then become fearful and the cycle continues. When you are in a relaxed state you feel safe and calm, you let go of tension in your muscles, you relax your nervous system and this helps it to become less reactive to pain. Hypnosis is used to reduce your stress and anxiety and install positive thought patterns which can make a difference to your perception of pain.
Distraction is also a way to help you manage your pain and often in hypnotherapy we use visualisation to give your mind something else to think about, you use all your senses in your imagination to see, hear, smell, taste and feel somewhere pleasant and relaxing for you.
Effective Pain Control
44% of patients using hypnosis had a reduction in pain as opposed to 13% using medication (Anderson et al 1975)
Hypnosis produced substantial reductions in average pain intensity (Jensen and Patterson, 2014)
Release tension and reduce pain
Hypnotic suggestion equally effective in reducing both clinical and experimental pain. (Montgomery et al., 2002)
Time distortion – make a minute feel like a second
Better quality of sleep
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist covering the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent area, you can book a free 30 minute consultation where you can ask any questions and have an informal chat.
Contact me now to make that appointment and take that step to take back control of your life.
Hypnotherapy is a client centred talking therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
When you are in a state of relaxation, the conscious mind becomes less active, this happens naturally when you are completely absorbed in a book or a movie. In this state, you are more able to turn your attention inward to find your own internal resources that can help you to make the changes you want, to overcome challenges, achieve goals and improve your well-being..
You are still aware of what you say and do during hypnosis and remain in complete control. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, I merely help to guide you and provide positive suggestions for beneficial change
I am a registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and have gained my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma