Huge numbers of people are affected by severe and continual pain. In this short article, we examine the effects of pain and how hypnotherapy could help to control and even prevail over the problem.
There are ten million people living with constant pain in the UK are you one of these people? (1) Pain is built to warn us of injury, but when that warning continues for long periods, it can be both debilitating and stressful. There are plenty of things that can cause chronic pain including surgical procedures, cancer treatments, injury and of course the wear and tear due to everyday activities. And whilst the correct medication could go some way to managing the related symptoms of these conditions, sometimes the sufferers are simply told that they ‘have to deal with it’.
Pain is usually a warning that is difficult to ignore. The consequences of long lasting pain can be just as incapacitating as intense pain from a recent injury.
Pain can have the following effects on an individual:
- Increase or loss of appetite.
- Insufficient sleep or poor quality of sleep through regular disturbance from the pain.
- Lowering of their mood due to the constant sensations of pain.
- Feelings of hopelessness, reduced self-worth and self esteem – feeling ‘broken’.
How hypnotherapy could help you with pain management
Hypnotherapy is a legitimate approach to pain management that is utterly non-invasive. If the pain is heightened by anxiousness or stress it is believed to be even more effective. Irritable bowel is a classic illustration of conditions that have been shown to be effectively addressed with hypnotheraputic techniques.
It is imperative to note that the way hypnotherapy helps a person in pain is to teach them strategies that alters the way the pain is registered and responded to. Therefore the person is empowered mainly because they are given the control to manage their pain on their own.
Effectively, you allow your mind to deal with the pain message in a more beneficial way. Hypnotherapy could well be the answer you are looking for. By using hypnosis for pain control you will learn some excellent relaxation techniques, and find your pain appreciably reduced after only a few sessions of hypnotherapy.
Paul White from The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy based in Surrey explained why in his view hypnotherapy is extremely successful at reducing the perception of long term pain,
Often people view pain as the enemy, they try to fight it off, they try to ignore it and the become stressed, when these techniques are unsuccessful. Using hypnotherapy will help you to adjust your view of pain, for example, using visualisation techniques, you can actually change the perception of the pain. You can change colour, size and intensity. We will also help you to learn stress reduction techniques that will make you more responsive to the changes.