Hypnosis is a powerful way of treating pain and can be used for anything from migraine to burns. There is no doubt that there is a strong connection between mind and body. In fact the reality is that whatever happens to our body both positive and negative has an affect on our minds and any thought we have has an affect on our bodies. This connection allows us to influence the body in a wonderful way. We spend a lot of our lives on autopilot and because of this we are often unaware of the messages our body is sending. Have you ever had a tough day at work, come home and slumped down on the couch only to notice that your shoulders are aching? They haven’t just started aching – you have just been ignoring it for the last 5 hours. Tension and stress make any type of pain worse.
During hypnosis the conscious mind is temporarily tuned out as the person focuses on relaxation and lets go of distracting thoughts. Hypnosis is like using a magnifying glass to make the rays of the sun more powerful. When our minds are more calm and focussed we are able to use them more powerfully. Often during hypnosis the pulse rate and respiratory rate drop as relaxation takes place. This relaxation aids pain relief and hypnotherapists can teach you how to control your own pain.
How Can Hypnotherapy help me?
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic back ache, acute pain, dental pain, burns and much more. In an American study hypnosis was used to alleviate pain after being burned. In many cases it decreased the amount of medication needed. It gave patients the tools they needed to cope with situation that are often overwhelming. If you are struggling with pain it quickly becomes exhausting. Hypnotherapy can give you the tools to help yourself and sooth your discomfort.