Pain Management

I was presenting a workshop on pain management for The Australian Society of clinical hypnotherapists, i.e. for other hypnotherapists to advance their skills on treating pain. Let Hypnosis be your key to managing pain – read on.

It is interesting to note: that before analgesics and painkillers came into play – pharmaceutically, hypnosis was the method of choice for controlling pain.

In fact, the earliest documents historically point to the value of hypnosis in the reduction of pain, and used in the elimination of pain altogether, were it came to war injuries and the need for doctors operate in the field.

Today when people think of pain management, they think of pain killer tablets from the chemist, or under a prescription from a doctor, and even painkillers that are under prescription are being less and less recommended due to their opioid content.

So, we now see a surge back into hypnosis, for not only controlling pain, but for protecting the liver from the damage that most painkillers can induce over time. There is nothing wrong with pain killers, only their extended continuous use that causes secondary problems for the body.

Dr Moskowitz  Author of Neuroplastic Transformation – Your Brain On Pain states that:

“Neuroplastic Transformation – In chronic pain: 16 places in your brain activate, ‘fire’ or ‘light up’ when pain signals are received by the brain. 9 of these places are in the conscious part of your brain, the Cerebral Cortex. In these 9 places only around 5% of the nerve cells are normally assigned the job of processing pain, but in chronic pain this can expand to 15-25% of the cells. Pain effectively hijacks valuable brain territory, stealing these brain cells from other important functions. The brain ‘learns’ pain, and we need to teach it to ‘unlearn’ pain’. “

There are different types of pain such as:

NOCICEPTIVE PAIN – Tissue Body damage. Examples include: Sprains  Bone fractures  Burns Bumps Bruises Obstructions Inflammation (from an infection or arthritic disorder)  Myofascial Pain(which may indicate abnormal muscle stresses). … The pain is typically well localized, constant, and often with an aching or throbbing quality.

INFLAMATORY PAIN  Inflammatory response. Examples are: Rheumatoid arthritis Bruises Broken bones Pulled muscles (with swelling, redness and later purple or yellowing of the skin).

NEUROPATHIC PAIN – Nerve damage.  Examples include: Post herpetic (or post-shingles) Neuralgia Reflex sympathetic – dystrophy / causalgia (nerve trauma) Components of cancer pain Phantom limb pain Entrapment neuropathy   (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome), Peripheral neuropathy (widespread nerve damage).

ALLOPLASTIC PAIN  – Emotional response.   A reaction to feelings of stress, worry and being under threat or attack. Whole-organism responds to threat or stress. I.e. The Mind.

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS) also called Reflex sympathetic dystrophy Psychosomatic pain Memory Pain Reactive – protective pain Complex regional pain is characterised by pain that is greater than would be expected from the injury that causes it.

The Mind Is Your key.  By creating a Hypno-Neuro Plastic Response to pain management, alleviation, and control with Hypnosis.

Pain is a survival mechanism whose purpose is to protect the body and alerts the immune system. A signal that something needs to be addressed, so after you’ve seen the doctor, got a diagnosis, or in recovery. Let hypnosis be your secret key to managing your pain more effectively, and to also accelerate the bodies healing potential.

Pain can only be processed in the brain as a nerve signal and under Hypnosis we can numb and dull that signal.  

Pain deepens pain (neuro rewiring). Pain can be triggered by physical, psychological, emotional and environmental conditions. The brain can reduce its sensitivity to pain. Pain can also be produced by memories.

All of which hypnosis can help you manage. But hypnosis does more than that, it trains the brain to respond and act in a different way to pain signals. And with hypnosis we can strengthen your skills to manage pain, were in some cases it no longer bothers you at all.

You do not have to suffer your suffering. Let my hypnotherapy pain management help you manage pain and retrain your brain. Why wait, book a session today.

About mat fav

Matthew is a full time Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist, and has been since 1986. He is fully trained in all aspects of Professional Clinical Hypnosis and is bound by various professional codes of ethics. Professional member of the ASCH.
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