Managing Pain with Hypnosis
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who have experienced pain, and those who are going to experience pain.
Pain is a part of the human condition. Unless you live in a bubble, you can’t avoid feeling it now and then.
Some pain passes pretty quickly. You are hammering a nail, and the hammer, which isn’t really all that bright, thinks you mean your thumbnail, and you know the rest. You yelp a few choice words, give the hammer a dirty look, and before long your thumb hurts less, and finally not at all. Or you get too ambitious with your weight work, and the next morning your muscles ache like crazy, but in a couple of days they’re fine again.
Other pain takes longer to go away. If you have sprained an ankle, you know it’s going to take time for it to heal; but you also know that sooner or later it will. Or you got in a rush and grabbed that frying pan without using a mitt, and gave your hand a bad burn. You will pay for that mistake for a few days, but once again, it eventually heals and the pain is gone.
Chronic Pain and Suffering
Chronic pain is an entirely different kind of beast. It comes and stays, and teaches you the meaning of suffering. If you are experiencing chronic pain, you know that it is having a major effect on your life.
This is the kind of pain you can experience with cancer, when it stabs deep into your body, and stays with you night and day. You go to sleep with it, and you wake up with it. Or the crippling pain and ache that comes from rheumatic arthritis. It’s the paralyzing pain you feel with migraine, or with cluster headaches, that leaves you hiding in a dark room, unable to function. Or the wrenching feeling in your gut if you suffer from Crohn’s Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
There are many different sources of chronic pain, with many different causes, but they all have two things in common: they don’t go away on their own, and they wreak havoc in your day-to-day life. Worse, while modern medicine has a great track record when it comes to dealing with infections and injuries, chronic pain is different. The conditions that cause it are often incurable, and the attempted solution for the pain symptoms is too often some kind of drug. That causes a new problem, because the body develops a tolerance to the drug, requires increasing amounts, and eventually becomes addicted.
Using the Power of Hypnosis
Hypnosis has a long and honored history as an effective weapon to vanquish pain. As far back as the nineteenth century an English surgeon named James Esdaile used hypnosis on his patients with great success. Since then a vast body of research has demonstrated that hypnosis is one of the most effective tools available for combating pain. The professionals at the Hypnosis Therapy Clinic have the training and the skills to teach you how to use that tool.
Hypnosis is one of the best weapons against pain because it works on so many different levels.
First off, chronic pain from any cause leads to continuous muscle tension, which adds an entire new source of pain. When you are in a hypnotic state, you are relaxed, and with the hypnotic skills you will learn, you can turn that relaxation into a habitual response. The result? The tension is gone, and so is the part of your pain that the tension caused.
Next, the trance state is nature’s analgesic. When you are in a trance you don’t feel discomfort, and going into a trance is one of the skills you can learn at the Hypnosis Therapy Clinic.
Chronic pain, of course, is also associated with anxiety, and anxiety makes you tense, which makes you hurt. Hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to conquer anxiety.
Chronic pain also, obviously, can leave you depressed. When you are depressed, everything hurts more. Hypnosis is a proven tool for getting past depression.
Next, everyone has what are known as trance talents. These are things you are able to do in trance that you may not be able to do in a waking state of consciousness, things like developing numbness, or being able to distract yourself completely from noticing painful sensations. The professionals at the Hypnosis Therapy Clinic have the skills to help you identify your own particular trance talents and put them to work.
These are just some of the many paths to health that you will discover at the clinic. If you are suffering from pain, and the cause of that pain has been diagnosed and verified by your physician, the next step is to make an appointment at the Hypnosis Therapy Clinic. You will be glad you did.