Hypnotherapy for pain relief without the side-effects
Living with chronic pain can be completely debilitating. It can impact on every aspect of your daily life, limiting your activities and restricting your freedom to enjoy life. Cognitive Hypnotherapy for pain relief in Colchester can change that by
Reducing the level of your pain
Altering your perception of the pain
Changing your response to your pain
Resolving the trauma that may have initiated the pain
Helping you to come to terms with your pain
Improving your emotional and mental wellbeing
Pain and the brain
Need convincing that you can control your pain level without drugs? Consider the stories of soldiers at war who find untold strength in rescuing their comrades, despite being severely injured themselves. When your focus is on something other than your pain, your perception of that pain is considerably reduced. Would you notice a paper cut on your thumb if you were racing to save a child crossing the road in front of a car? Probably not. However, when we focus directly on our pain, we tend to feel it more intensely. How much does a paper cut sting when you’re sat at home with nothing else to concentrate on!
What this tells us, is that your perception of pain is subjective – and it can be switched on or off. Understanding this is the first step towards conquering your pain.
Hypnosis for pain relief
This can sound unbelievable when you’ve been suffering from chronic pain for many years, but it really is possible. Amputations and other surgeries have been done with hypnosis as the only form of pain relief. Women who use hypnosis for childbirth – including me – report having had a ‘pain-free’ experience. In clinical trials, patients given a placebo when they think they have been given morphine experience pain relief just as if they had been given morphine – simply because they believe they have!
Get in touch for a no-obligation chat about how Cognitive Hypnotherapy and hypnosis for pain in Colchester, Essex could bring you relief.