Self-Hypnosis for Pain Relief
Working as nature intended, pain signals provide us with useful information, yet persistent pain depletes quality of living — it drains the fun out of life. Whether you’re dealing with chronic or transient pain, you may be able to use hypnosis as a natural, non-invasive way to reduce or eliminate the need for pharmaceutical pain relief.
Self-hypnosis is an effective tool that is learned quickly and can be used for a lifetime, and is a process intended to work in concert with your present course of treatment prescribed by your qualified healthcare provider. During sessions we’ll explore your emotional and imaginative resources and begin to build on them, using these to shift the frame of reference for the interpretation of pain signals.
While each client’s precise path is different, within each session we create and cultivate tools and practices to take pain sensors off high-alert mode, shift perception, and connect to the present moment feeling more comfortable.
For most clients, sessions will include processes to reconnect to resourceful states from before the illness or pain. Such processes seek to disconnect negative reactions in the body from past events or circumstances, and open the door for healing at deeper levels. In this way, we invite the mind and body to be present with a positive, creative connection to increase the perception of comfort.
Before the start of our first session for pain or some health-related issues, I require a referral from a qualified healthcare professional. At no time would we want to mask any symptoms before a medical diagnosis has been made and/or necessary medical treatment administered. I’m very happy to answer any questions your providers may have.
After successfully using self-hypnosis for over a decade to manage arthritis pain, I suffered a setback prior to speaking at the 2013 HypnoBirthing Conclave near Washington DC. The pain was severe enough to interfere with my ability to speak at the conference; so I asked Tracy Adams to do a session for me. Her hypnotherapy skills helped reduce the pain enough for me to give credible presentations. She demonstrates genuine concern for her clients as well as skills in the art of hypnosis. As a hypnosis instructor, I am very particular about anyone who “walks in my subconscious;” but I would gladly ask Tracy to do another session for me if necessary.Roy Hunter