Hypnotherapy for Pain

It’s good and hopeful news that there is increased attention being given to pain. This is evident throughout the healthcare world with the growth of pain clinics, the use of more sophisticated pain medications, and the integration of alternative medicine.
Hypnotherapy is now a major contributor to quality alternative healthcare.
Through hypnotherapy you can discover the resource of self-hypnosis.

The following are some of the puzzling aspects of pain:

You have pain memory. Your body and mind work together to remember past experiences, especially when they are accompanied by fear and helplessness. These become traumatic events that are stored away in your mind for
future reference. Later, when you experience a serious trauma, your unconscious mind directs your body and your conscious mind to protect those past traumas, bringing forward the old, stored information from long ago. This causes stress and often an unnecessarily strong response to the current situation. This pattern can lead to chronic pain.

Chronic pain can be created by stress after the traumatic event is over. You may be physically fit, but experiencing a stressful situation soon after your recovery can trigger pain. Fortunately, hypnosis can help you to utilize your own inner resources to counteract stress and develop a strategy for staying healthy and pain-free. This includes learning and practicing relaxation techniques and enlisting your creative unconscious mind to direct you toward a solution.

How we feel pain matters. Pain starts with peripheral nerves—nerves located throughout the body that specialize in detecting different types of sensations. When we feel the pain of a bug bite or bang our knee on something hard, pain signals
send the message to your spinal cord. There is a hierarchy with pain—severe pain gets to the spinal cord and brain quickly, while dull or aching pain is sent more slowly and so receives a lower priority in the nervous system.

Acute or chronic pain will require different solutions. We learn at a young age that acute pain is protective. How else would we survive childhood without this accurate and efficient response to potential injury? Intense pain does a good job warning us of dangerous conditions, but when pain persists long after the event that caused it has passed, it no longer serves a purpose. Getting rid of chronic pain, however, can be difficult. Chronic pain actually has its own health category and is viewed by the medical profession as a condition unrelated to the original cause of pain.

Biochemical responses to pain are important. Pain from the nerves in your body, the central nervous system, and the brain are all influenced by biochemical and electrical impulses. Acute pain gets the fastest ride to the brain. The chemicals involved in relaying messages to the brain for less acute pain take more time and are considered secondary to the brain’s protection of your whole body. Unfortunately, this is where chronic pain can take over.

Hypnosis can help you identify and correct this process. You can gain control over chronic pain.

Author's Bio: 

Sabra Redfern, owner of Imagine Changes, is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Life Coach and Master Practitioner
of NLP. Her specialties include helping clients get rid of
their limiting beliefs and become resourceful. Anxiety and pain control, trauma release and life transitions are helped with in-office sessions or by phone coaching.