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Pain Management Hypnotherapy

Working as nature intended, pain signals provide us with beneficial information. However, when left untreated, persistent pain negatively impacts our mental health and every area of life, including relationships, work, hobbies and interests. Typically, a variety of approaches are required to help lessen pain, improve independence, and to help cope with the emotional implications associated with chronic pain management. While pain medication can prove beneficial in the short term, they produce many adverse side effects and are not intended for use as a long-term solution to manage chronic pain.

 

Whether you’re dealing with transient or chronic pain, you may be able to use hypnosis as a natural, non-invasive approach to diminish or eliminate the need for pharmaceutical pain relief. Clinical hypnotherapy creates a natural bridge between the body and our mind. It provides individuals suffering from pain a non-pharmacological option for pain relief.

 

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a set of techniques designed to enhance concentration, minimize distractions, and strengthen responsiveness to suggestions in order to modify an individual's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and/or physiological state.

 

Research indicates that hypnosis works as part of a treatment program for a number of psychological and medical conditions, including pain relief and pain management. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of hypnotherapy, as cited in by the American Psychology Association, is its ability to alter the psychological components of the experience of pain that may have a direct impact on acute, chronic, and severe pain.

 

How does Pain Hypnotherapy Work?

Hypnotherapy addresses the mind-body link recommended for individuals dealing with both acute and chronic pain. The way the mind responds to pain directly links to the perception of physical sensations. Over time, persistent pain can lead to stress and anxiety, which can make the sensation of pain more intense.

 

Hypnotherapy is designed to reduce stress and change the thought patterns related to pain, which has a positive impact on how the body perceives pain. Rather than persuading you that your pain doesn't exist, pain management hypnotherapy aims to help individuals control any fear and anxiety they may have relating to their pain. Additionally, it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety on the nervous system, which can help the body become less reactive to pain.

 

As you begin your hypnotherapy session, you will focus on relaxing and letting go of distracting thoughts. This will help to temporarily tune out the conscious part of your mind, opening your mind to the power of suggestion. At this point, your hypnotherapist will make suggestions to encourage pain relief. You will also be provided with post-hypnotic suggestions, which will allow you to carry out self-hypnosis in between onsite sessions.

 

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Research demonstrates that managing both acute and chronic pain without relying on medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help her patients develop tools to help them with their pain management plan.

You too can find relief. If you are ready to rid your life of the daily impact persistent pain, schedule your Pain Management Hypnotherapy session today!