Drug Free Pain Relief

Control and Manage Pain using Hypnotherapy – by Dee Twentyman

Ouchahh! How many times have you had that painful experience? More than once in your life I guarantee. That painful sensation is doing an essential job. It’s helps us to maintain our health and wellbeing and quite often it helps in our very survival.

Without that vital message from our pain centre in the brain we wouldn’t even be aware that anything in our body was needing our immediate attention.

When we experience that ‘acute’ pain for the first time, our initial thought is to go and visit our Doctor to get it checked out and to make sure we get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Usually this is all that is needed and all is well. But let’s say you did that quite some time ago, and yet the pain is still there, nagging away at you.

This is what we call ‘Chronic Pain’ and it affects millions of people on a daily basis. It’s effects are such, that it can seriously harm the mental and emotional wellbeing of the person who is having to deal with Chronic Pain every day. If you suffer with Chronic pain then you will know that is affects your quality of life and your days are caught up in the suffering and the worry of a whole future of pain in front of you. Is this You?

Do you have Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, headaches, back ache or other pain following surgery, cancer treatment, phantom limb pain, or do you have a progressive condition where pain is an issue?

As i have already mentioned, pain is either, ‘Acute’ or ‘Chronic’. Acute pain is an essential element of our bodily responses, as it tells us that something needs our immediate attention, this type of pain is there for a reason. It’s what we term your Call to Action.

Chronic Pain is very different, it’s the signal that appears to be stuck once the cause has been found and dealt with. It just unnecessarily, nags away, serving no real purpose any longer.

Again, when we want to turn off this pain we make another trip to the Doctors surgery, or the pharmacy. We may ask their advice and get more painkilling drugs. What we are doing, is looking outside of ourselves for help and relief. We have been conditioned to do this, but we rarely if ever, look inside ourselves to manage that discomfort. Our body has it’s own very powerful analgesics and we can be taught how to access them, and this is where true pain relief can be found.

When you begin to understand this, when you are shown how to do this, you are one step closer to freeing yourself from the grip that chronic pain can have on your life.

Properly applied hypnosis, mindfulness, guided imagery and self hypnosis, give you the power to direct and instruct your mind to reduce and even silence any pain you may experience. These techniques do not involve drugs or other pain relief gadgets such as TENS. Your own mind is all you need.

There are people who may well doubt what i am saying, however, there is a huge body of research to prove that this is true. There are records of actually surgery being performed using hypnosis as the sole method of anaesthesia. It is the same techniques that you will learn if you decide to give this your attention. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing chronic pain of any kind and would like to take back control of your life, then there really is no reason not to give this gift of Drug Free Pain Relief to yourself.

Understanding pain!

The function of Pain.

Pain should always be taken seriously and not dismissed as being ‘imagined’.  Pain is the signal that something in your body needs attention.  It is your call to action. Once you have had medical attention for any pain you experience and it has been fully investigated you may find that Hypnosis and the strategies we use, to be a powerful way to manage pain.

Acute and Chronic Pain.

In general there are two types of pain. Acute pain is the type of pain you experience when you hit your thumb with a hammer or stub your toe.  You know it is extreme at the time but the pain will end.  Chronic pain is long term, even long after the injury has happened, it is where there appears to be no sign of it ending.

No Pain till it reaches the Brain!

Hypnotic suggestions are given to increase blood flow to the affected areas of the body to help release the body’s own natural pain relieving chemicals (endorphins). These endorphins are taken via the blood stream to reduce or eliminate the pain in the affected area. This is only one of a number of techniques you will learn to master.  You will be asked to visualise during the process and post hypnotic suggestions are also used to allow the power of your mind to heal your body.

These techniques are now being used in cancer care treatment. Hypnotherapists also use these and other more powerful techniques to eliminate pain during surgery. Some people are unable to undergo the usual method of anaesthesia and many surgical procedures have been undertaken using hypnosis as an alternative to both general and local anaesthetics.

There are many examples of surgeons from James Esdaile (1845) to Jack Gibson at the turn of the century, who have successfully used Hypnosis during surgery.  It is safe to say that if people can be taught to use hypnosis during surgery, you can be shown how to use the same methods to help relieve and eliminate your experience of Chronic pain in your every day life. CONTACT US: 07903 456237 You can also GO HERE: for further information on how we can help you!