Pain is thought to have a protective evolutionary value; it warns us that there is a problem somewhere in our body and we need to do something about it.
Pain is a very individual experience. What is painful to you may not be to someone else.
Sometimes habits are created by being in pain, such as low moods, comfort eating, inactivity, focusing on the pain or having panic attacks.
Living with pain can seriously affect the quality of life of anyone who is forced to endure it.
Hypnotherapy has been used from the dawn of recorded history until the present day to manage an array of painful experiences and conditions including joint pain, irritable bowel syndrome, sciatica, and also pain from injuries and illnesses.
Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy which works alongside conventional medicine. Hypnosis does not take away the need for medical intervention.
If you wish to use hypnotherapy for pain control you must first visit your GP for a diagnosis and permission before proceeding.
The pain you are feeling might be there as a warning that you need to find out what is wrong and get a correct diagnosis and treatment.
If you already have a diagnosis and absence of pain will not cause you further problems then it is alright to proceed with hypnotherapy as long as your Doctor has given permission.
Emotions and mood can affect our perception of pain.
Hypnotherapy changes the way you respond to the pain signal, creates a positive internal focus and changes negative beliefs, teaches relaxation, enhances mood and distracts from the sensation.
I will use a variety of techniques and design a treatment plan specifically for you. Whilst we will work together as a team you must be committed to the therapy and fulfil your obligations by practising coping skills, self hypnosis and listening to audios between sessions.
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