Hypnosis pain control
Before considering hypnosis pain control or hypnosis pain management please note:
A hypnotist hypnotherapist may not provide a medical diagnosis or recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. Before beginning hypnosis or hypnotherapy, clients who are currently receiving any form of medical treatment and are taking prescribed medication, must obtain a written referral or acknowledgement from their primary care giver. Clients will be informed immediately if another professional or an alternative means of reaching their objectives would serve them better.
Recently a hypnotist received a call from the wife of a friend he had not seen for more than two years. He knew that the friend had been treated surgically for cancer of the kidney, but he had heard that the operation had proved successful and all was well. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
The wife asked the hypnotist hypnotherapist if he would see her husband and try to relieve the intense pain which was being suffered. The hypnotist requested medical authority to enter into the case and was advised that the situation was terminal, and that everything possible had been done – any help in pain relief was more than welcome. The prognosis was for about six months of life.
The situation was such that the patient could not visit the office, so the hypnotist offered to make a house call. He had some concern about the hypnotizability of the patient, since hypnosis usually requires an ability to focus attention as directed by the hypnotherapist in the fixation phase of the induction. It was possible that the sheer intensity of the pain was so great that diversion of attention from it would be difficult or impossible.
Anticipating that repeat visits would be difficult in view of the medical and family situations, the hypnotist made a audio recording dealing with relaxation, rest and pain reduction, taking it with him on the call. On arriving he learned that he was ill-prepared to face the situation confronting him. His friend was in bed, face contorted with agony, with a tube in the arm connected to a button which released morphine on demand. The morphine now provided minimal relief.
The power of the mind and hypnosis pain control.
The hypnotist hypnotherapist called the family into the room, together with the patient, to acquaint them with the plan and procedures. After the family was informed, members left and the hypnotist talked for some time with the patient, discussing hypnosis, the powers of the mind and pain. An induction was then begun, and while it was slow going at the beginning, the patient did slip into hypnosis and responded very well once relaxation was achieved. He was programmed for alleviation of pain, control of emotions, abilities to take nourishment and response to treatment. He was given a special cue to use for pain relief when discomfort became particularly intense. He was given the recording and advised it complemented the hypnosis session and would provide similar relief when used. On awakening the patient commented that he had not rested so well in months.
In six weeks the patient died. At the funeral services the wife told the hypnotist the final six weeks had been bearable for both the patient and the family due to the recording. She commented that when pain became intense the patient would ask for the recording, and when it was begun the time required to move from deep pain to total relaxation was approximately thirty seconds. It was evident that the expectation of relief more than the content of the recording was the effective element. Such is the power of the mind.
Hypnosis pain control – management, applications and techniques
There are numerous methods of hypnosis pain control and management. Effectiveness can vary from client to client. The hypnotic method used may depend on the condition and personality of the patient. Suggestions may be direct or indirect, interpersonal, or may utilize anaesthesia, guided imagery, hypnoanalysis or other procedures
As is so important in hypnosis pain control, attitude is a major factor. It is important that the client accept that relief is possible. Constant pain needs to be approached on a different basis than interim pain. Constant pain is not to be relinquished completely even for a few minutes, since it is identified with the life force. The client likes to feel it is there, however reduced, even during periods of sleep.
Physical pain is seldom constant. The hypnotherapist will determine if the client has experienced periods, however briefly, which were free of pain. If the client claims the pain is constant, it is more likely to be psychological in origin and may indicate a constant pain syndrome. Assistance will likely involve the establishment of rapport with empathy and appreciation of the value of pain. With hypnosis pain control your hypnotist can utilize hypnotic regression to the cause of the problem which can lead to understanding and relief.
“A professional hypnotist or hypnotherapist usually will not work with physical pain without being in communication with an appropriate physician, for the simple reason that pain is more of a symptom than a condition.”
Pain indicates that something is wrong, somewhere, and that is true whether the pain is physical or mental. It would be the height of folly to treat a migraine headache only to have it turn out to have been a brain cancer.
It is important to remember that some patients value their pains highly, just as a hypochondriac can be said to “enjoy poor health”. Through hypnosis pain control patients frequently can be shown that they can manage their pains, and being able to do so they also can diminish pain to tolerable levels or turn it off completely at will.
Seemingly endless periods of tests which prove inconclusive, often accompanied by conflicting diagnoses, can instil levels of fear which may be dealt with through hypnotherapy. Guilt, anger or other emotional problems often enter into the picture when accidents are involved as source conditions.
Negative attitudes must be dealt with, and again the capability of hypnosis to modify trends of thought becomes important. In difficult cases the power to cope can be programmed into the patient’s mind, possibly together with cues to make the process more or less automatic.
In dealing with pain situations, teaching the patient the use of self-hypnosis techniques can be highly beneficial, reinforcing the programming that has been done in the case.
Injuries Can Slow You Down. Learn self-hypnosis to manage pain with hypnosis pain control.
Are you are being slowed down by nagging injuries and chronic pain? If you’re an athlete, you know that the pain associated with old injuries is one of the greatest barriers to your success. Being able to manage pain can give you a competitive advantage over those who do not know how to apply these valuable skills.
Even if you’re not an athlete, the feeling of physical pain can detract from your overall feeling of well being and can have negative effects on your work performance. It can also prevent you from sticking to a long term exercise plan.
Hypnosis pain control and management is a natural and safe.
Hypnosis is a safe, natural way for you to increase your pain threshold – ultimately reducing your need for medication. Professional athletes, Olympians, and those fortunate enough to have visited progressive pain clinics have been using hypnosis to manage their pain for years.
According to research done at the University of Iowa and published in the December 2004 issue of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, hypnosis can actually reduce activity in the pain network of the brain. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI), researchers were able to see that the processing of the pain signal through the lower parts of the pain network looked the same in the brain images for both hypnotized and non-hypnotized trials, but activity in the top level of the network, which would be responsible for “feeling” the pain, was reduced under hypnosis.”
What you can expect with hypnosis pain control and management.
When you’re feeling pain and are not performing activities that are doing any further damage to the area where you feel pain, this programme will help you reduce this pain to a manageable level.
In many cases, the hypnosis sessions in this programme can virtually eliminate your perception of pain associated with activities that are not harming the affected area. This will enable you to train more effectively and perform without the distractions normally associated with pain. Although this programme is specifically designed to help athletes, it can help anyone suffering from chronic pain. These hypnosis pain management sessions will help with arthritis, headaches, and neck pain.
Think about it this way: if it is strong enough to help football players manage the inevitable pain associated with the game, it can definitely help the average person with the day to day discomfort associated with chronic pain.
How hypnosis pain control and management works.
Chronic pain is often caused by emotions connected to an injury. Tension, anxiety, and worry are emotions typically associated with pain.
- In the first hypnosis pain control session you will learn to completely relax your body, especially the area where you are feeling pain. This ability to completely release this tension is the first and necessary step in achieving pain management.
- The next session will guide you through a powerful method called substitution. This is the same method used in dental procedures to numb areas worked on without chemical anaesthesia. You will be surprised at how easy it will be to learn how to numb and cool the area of the body where you are feeling pain.
- Finally, in the last and deepest hypnosis pain control session you will learn the ability to subconsciously control your pain threshold. You will actually be able to control the magnitude of pain sensations in a way that is similar to using the dimmer knob on a light switch.
Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre Cork will provide you with professional specialized hypnosis pain control or pain management services. Martin will teach you simple, effective and easy to use self-hypnosis exercises that many clients have successfully used to take back control over this area of their life.