When people hear about natural ways of relieving pain, the very first thought that often comes to their mind is a quack doctor with a stick chanting nonsensical things. Most people still refuse to believe that natural ways of relieving pain are legitimate, but the science behind it begs to differ. Natural pain relief is a genuine concept that dates way back to ancient times when the Egyptians used to visit ‘sleep temples’ to be cured of certain ailments. The interesting part is that the techniques that they used to employ are strikingly similar to those of modern practices and psychology.
What you ought to know is that hypnotherapy is not aimed at trying to convince you that you don’t feel pain at all. In fact, it’s about equipping you with strategic means and adequate coping mechanisms to help you manage your pain in a better way. My end goal is to provide you with the support you need to be able to accomplish all your tasks that you otherwise are unable to do because of your lower back pain, period pain or any other form of pain at all.
So, how does natural pain relief work? What most people are unaware of is that our body has a phenomenal ability to produce its very own painkillers. So, no matter how strong, you don’t really need to ingest an excessive number of powerful drugs such as the commonly used fentanyl or oxycodone to manage your pain. People often fall prey to drug addiction since it is very easy to get hooked on these painkillers. That is why most people consider it physically impossible to stop taking them even after they have gotten rid of their pain. And even if you don’t get hooked, the prescription alone can pose a significant threat to your overall wellbeing. So, the less drugs you take to manage pain, the better.
Endorphins and enkephalins are the body’s natural painkillers with effects quite similar to those experienced after taking drugs such as heroin and morphine. The main challenge is getting your body to produce a significant amount of these, enough to let your sensation of pain subside.
So, how does the body produce these? The answer lies in the relaxation of the mind and body. If you’re truly in a relaxed state, your body’s natural healing capability is considerably accelerated, leading to increased levels of endorphins and enkephalins.
If you’re dealing with long-term pain, hypnotherapeutic methods that tackle the mind-body link should be your only viable solution. My Pain Management hypnotherapy sessions are made to tackle the fear and anxiety that people experience along with the pain.
By helping you diminish stress and altering your very thought patterns associated with your pain, my hypnotherapy process will make a significant difference in your default pain perception. The fact is, perceiving physical sensations is associated with the way the mind is programmed to respond to pain. By prioritizing the modification of pain-inducing thought patterns, I can help you alleviate associated stress significantly. This is the precise reason that many people now tend to seek hypnotherapeutic solutions for their pain.
My primary focus is to help you unwind and get rid of all the distracting thoughts in your mind. This way, you’ll be able to temporarily abandon your mind’s conscious part, making yourself highly susceptible to outside suggestions. In this condition, I will be able to motivate your mind to relieve pain by means of helpful tips and coping mechanisms. I will also issue post-hypnotic suggestions, allowing you to continue to manage your pain effectively even after our sessions.
In a typical hypnosis session, that tends to last somewhere about an hour, we will first establish your comfort level and ensure that you’re perfectly at ease before we proceed further. As the next step, you will be guided to focus on your breathing pattern so that you can start to relax. Afterward, I’ll ask you to paint a picture of your ‘happy place’ that you’ll describe in significant detail. This will allow you to redirect your focus from whatever triggers your negative emotions to what stimulates positive sentiments. For example, for most people, it’s a scene of them relaxing on the beach, enjoying the sun and the waves of the sea.
It should be noted that hypnotherapy is not typically a one-time treatment. While some people might be able to perform self-hypnosis to help them manage their pain after a couple of sessions, it is not easy to hone the art. If you want to learn hypnotherapy and be able to perform it on yourself, I do offer various courses. However, if you want a professional to take care of your discomfort, book a Pain Management session.