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Arrow Technique

I recently qualified in a new pain management modality called the Arrow Technique. It was developed by Freddy Jacquin who founded the Hypnotherapy Training College in 1999. He has, for more than 25 years, been at the forefront of Hypnotherapy, especially in the area of pain management.

Pain is a massive problem in this modern society. It is thought more than eight million people in the UK alone suffer from some form of chronic (long term) pain. Many of these will be taking prescription pain killers. It’s thought globally that the figure is more like 1.5 billion people.

I know from personal experience how debilitating chronic pain can be. A few years ago, before I was a Hypnotherapist, I hurt my back and was prescribed powerful pain killers and anti-depressants. Both of these carried a high risk of addiction and dependency. Thankfully for me I was able to recover through physiotherapy and was able to finally reduce and eliminate all the prescription drugs. But it was a long a difficult road filled with withdrawal symptoms and nasty side effects. It’s not something I would wish on anybody.

As with all hypnotherapy techniques it involves engaging the subconscious. This one addresses chronic pain and reduces or resolves it completely. Using Hypnotherapy has many advantages over traditional medicinal approaches to pain. Namely, there are no side effects or risk of addiction. Also, the client can be taught to be self-reliant by being able to repeat the method themselves when required.

Because of the way hypnotherapy works there are a number of additional benefits. These include it having an impact on the effect of the pain as well as the pain itself, reduces stress and anxiety associated with pain and avoid or reduce the need for opioids.

A 2000 analysis of hypnotherapy studies in clinical settings showed 75% of participants showed substantial pain relief across a wide range of treatment types including pain from cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and surgery.

Quality of life is paramount and long term pain can have a serious impact on it. As Walter Anderson (American Playwright) said, “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself”.

If you have long term pain, Hypnotherapy can help. You don’t have to suffer. Contact me to find out more.

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