How to Manage Pain?
Pain is our natural way to let us know that something is wrong and should not be ignored. Our ability to cope with pain will differ between us with some of us having a higher pain threshold than others. Our perception of pain will also have an impact on how we manage it. Chronic pain is different because it is persistent even when the underlying cause has been treated or there is no identifiable source. This can result in muscle tension, limited mobility and a lack of energy that can lead to employment implications and relationships strains. The impact is greater than physical pain.
In 2016, Stamford University found that approximately 30% of the population live with chronic pain however hypnotherapy can help the experience of pain by changing the thought pattern around it. Research demonstrated by focusing on the positive outlook (increase the production of serotonin) can diminish the impact of pain. It is widely recognised that hypnotherapy can assist those with chronic pain, fibromyalgia or cancer. Hypnosis and deep relaxation becomes the focus to change the perceptions of pain messages, helping to reduce the intensity of pain and sensations. Here at mindAbility our Clinical Hypnotherapist, Asha Berzon has helped many clients gain better control over their pain and can work with you to help you with your pain. Our Clinical Hypnotherapist, Asha Berzon dedicates sessions towards the clients’ goals and on average takes between 8-12 sessions but varies depending on the clients’ needs.
Symptoms of pain:
- Burning pain
- Joint pain
- Muscle aches
- Lack of stamina and flexibility
- Mood swings including anxiety, depression and irritability
Please Note: Solution focused hypnotherapy is very effective. However, results may vary and success is not guaranteed. Success is dependent on your willingness and commitment to make changes.