Do you suffer from chronic pain? (Medically defined as pain that has been present most days at varying levels that has lasted – or expected to last 6 months or more).
The Problem With Pain
Pain is a very real problem and aside from it being one of the hardest things to cope with, can impact on almost every domain in our lives. In New Zealand, it is estimated that one in six adults suffer from chronic pain and the numbers are projected to increase as the population ages. Given the number of people throughout the world whose lives have been turned upside down by this chronic condition; it has been described as a Global Pandemic.
Pain is important. It is your body’s alert system that informs you that you have been or might be injured. On injury, an alarm signal is sent via the nerves to the brain alerting it that something is wrong. Unfortunately the mechanisms that provide us with this warning do not always switch off. Millions of people throughout the world have discovered that their bodies remain ‘stuck’ in the mode where what was meant to be a temporary alert system remains on high alert thus the pain remains and becomes a chronic condition.
Can I Relieve, Or Eliminate My Pain With Hypnotherapy?
The short answer is YES! There is no need to allow your pain to control you. Hypnotherapy can help turn things around to the point where your mind is in control of the level of pain that you are currently experiencing. And lets face it………no one wants to experience pain!
Hypnotherapy has been used all over the world as a means to provide anesthesia for dental work and a variety of major surgical operations. Hypnotherapy as a form of treatment for chronic pain has been scientifically shown to be an effective way to manage and reduce pain intensity and positively influence quality-of-life.
Many experts agree that Hypnotherapy should be considered a ‘mainstream’ treatment option that is incorporated into a treatment plan. Hypnotherapy works in a number of ways. It takes into consideration the psychological and emotional factors that contribute to keeping your pain alive and helps turn these around by focusing instead on calmness and positivity. Specific visualisation techniques are taught where you will quickly learn how to shrink the pain as well as activating your body’s own built in healing and pain control system.