Pain is described by the International Association for the Study of Pain as: 'An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage'.
There are two types of pain:
Acute pain and Chronic pain.
Acute pain in the majority of cases results from disease, inflammation or injury. It will generally come on suddenly and be accompanied by anxiety or emotional distress. Hypnotherapy cannot be used to help acute pain without written consent from your GP as a variety of approaches are needed to lessen the pain.
Chronic pain is a pain that persists over a long period of time and is often made worse by the environment a person is living in and their psychological state.
Hypnotherapy is a great method to deal with pain and can do so when orthodox medicine is not doing all that it should be. In our sessions we will work on helping you take control of the pain and making it more manageable. The relaxation involved in hypnotherapy will go a long way in helping you deal with the pain and will also lessen any feelings of anxiety and stress, which are common side-effects of pain.
Each session is tailored to the individual so we will talk through your pain and the causes of it. We will look at some relaxation techniques that you can use at home too. Our responses to pain differ from each other so the number of sessions required will differ from client to client. Some people may find long-term sessions beneficial.
Disclaimer: Results differ from person to person, according to many factors, including motivation, severity and complexity of the problem. To that end, no therapist can offer a guarantee of a cure or improvement.