I have first-hand experience of the power of hypnosis when used for pain relief as an amputee, and it has also been used for centuries to help people in this way. In the present hypnosis is becoming more widely used for ‘self-anaesthesia’ in surgical procedures and sport-oriented pain management.
So harnessing the power of the unconscious mind to alter the way your brain interprets, responds to, and presents back to your conscious mind any pain signals sent from other areas of the body can be incredibly uplifting. Whether it is acute pain from injury or surgery, or chronic pain associated with trauma or medical condition, hypnosis can significantly transform a person’s perception, and their relationship with, their physical distress.
It is really important to check out what is causing any pain you may experience, as this is your body’s way of alerting you to problems, so that you can take steps to take care of yourself. That’s why I always ask people who come to me with pain relief issues to speak with their doctor first.
Part of my work will be in working with you to identify and focus on specific types of pain, and I can also provide more general pain management hypnosis.
Much as pain is an unpredictable phenomenon, it also helps to know that the perception of pain is something that can be significantly altered through carefully directed attention. Hypnosis is a powerful approach for transforming that perception. My own powerful experiences of managing my own phantom limb pain has helped me to gain an almost unique perspective, enabling me to help a range of clients to deal with their own painful experiences.
The work we do together will enable you to gain the tools to alter your perceptions of the location, intensity and duration of pain. I offer one-off pain management sessions and blocks of sessions for pain management programmes, at home or in the holistic therapy centres I practice at.