Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. One which I have been doing a lot of work with recently is pain reduction and management. Clinical trials have shown that Hypnotherapy can eliminate, or at least reduce, pain and it does so without side-effects. Even better, the client can learn to use these techniques themselves so they are self-reliant and in control.
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 and so suffer unwanted side effects and risk addiction. It’s thought globally that the figure may be as much as 1.5 billion people.
I know from personal experience how debilitating chronic pain can be. A few years ago 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 the prescription drugs. But it was a long a difficult road filled with withdrawal symptoms and side effects. It’s not something I would wish on anybody. As Julius Caesar (Roman Emperor) put it, “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience”.
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.
Now this is fantastic news, but a word of caution. Before you can use hypnotherapy for pain relief you need to understand the cause of the pain. Pain is essentially a side effect of something else. It’s information the body needs to be aware of a problem. Only once the cause of the pain is diagnosed and understood can hypnotherapy be used to reduce that of eliminate this flow of information.
And traditional clinical hypnotherapy is not the only way hypnosis can help with pain relief. As part of Introspective Hypnosis sessions the root cause of physical ailments can be revealed. I have made a short video, talking with a client, who experienced relief as a result of such a session.
So if you are suffering and want help to manage the pain and associated symptoms then contact me.