Have you or someone you know experienced phantom limb pain? have tried everything to to overcome the pain? or need day to day help in managing pain?
Through hypnosis i.e. the power of your own mind people have found hypnosis as a way of harmonising the mind (and therefore reprogramming it) to over come the pain. A number of strategies are employed using hypnosis for phantom limb pain, for example by using a mental mirror box and described how you see yourself and this can eradicate the pain. Another method is to use regression to “come to terms” with the pain where you can go back and release any subconscious emotions. Alternativly a displacement method could be used which works by substituting the pain to another more preferred area of the body where pain is not felt.
Pain management was one of the earliest and most evidential non medical treatments for managing pain and can be used to support medical treatments.
In this third part of opinions on “why bother with hypnosis?” With so many therapeutic approaches you may ask what does Hypnotherapy have to offer that is unique either on its own or combined with other appraches? Pain management.
Hypnotherapy offers a unique as a form of pain management, utilising senses, feelings and cognitive suggestions to control pain both in acute, chronic and psychogenic causes (i.e. originating in the mind e.g. stress). The use of hypnotherapy in pain control has has been backed by evidence over hundreds of years and is the most evidential approach to pain control of all the psychotherapies.
Popular reasons for seeking hypnotherapy for pain control include:
1/ As a natural analgaesic or anesthetic such as during chilbirth, dental and surgical procedures where medication is not available, undesirable, or in conjunction with pain control drugs
2/ Where clients need an alternative to pain medication due to serious side effects. For example, a previous bad experience with pain inducing drugs such as during childbirth, allergies or phobias such as the use of needles
3/ In reducing the impact of pain associated with diagnosed or undiagnosed medical or psychological induced pain
4/ To eliminate or reduce reliance on pain control medication
5/ Psychogenic pain where there is no apparent cause or where emotional feelings trigger physical pain
Hypnotherapy can deepen and dissasociate from these type of pain scenarios allowing for natural management of pain as part of an overall treatment plan. This makes Hypnotherapy unique in comparison to other psychotherapeutic approaches that can be taught as well as used in pain clinics.
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