• Pain Management Hypnotherapy in Hertfordshire

    Change your perception of pain with the help of hypnotherapy in Hertfordshire.

    Pain is important.  It exists to alert us to a problem.  If a cut or a broken bone didn’t hurt, we would do far more serious damage to ourselves.  However, being important doesn’t make pain pleasant to experience.  Pain can be acute - meaning short term and generally caused by an accident or temporary illness, such as a broken bone or operation; or chronic - meaning long term and generally the result of a long lasting condition or ongoing treatment.

    If you are experiencing pain, it is important to talk to your doctor about how to manage it.  Hypnotherapy can help with the way you experience pain as part of a combination of treatments.

    How can hypnotherapy help with pain?

    Hypnotherapy can help with your perception of pain, which may make it more bearable.  With the help of a hypnotherapist, you can start to understand the reason for your pain. Some pain is ‘pain with a purpose’ - childbirth is an example that’s often cited here. Other pain is caused by your body telling you that something is wrong.  In both cases, pain can be frightening. Your natural response - to tense your muscles - may actually make the pain worse in some cases, so learning to relax may be helpful.

    Everybody experiences pain differently, but if it is not resolved quickly, the pain sufferer can feel fear, anger, tiredness, anxiety and a range of other negative emotions. Hypnotherapy can help you find ways to deal with those emotions.

    What to expect when using hypnotherapy to treat pain

    Once you have talked to your GP about your pain, you may wish to add hypnotherapy to your pain management plan. The sessions will start with looking at any practical changes that will make it easier for you to manage.  With the help of hypnotherapy, you will learn how to face pain without fear, understanding its purpose and no longer needing to fight it.  You will also be taught how to breathe and relax your muscles. As you relax under hypnosis, your unconscious mind is more receptive to suggestions about letting go of anxiety and fear.  

    Between sessions, you can practice these techniques so that you will find it easier to stop pain dominating your life.

  • If you would like to know more about how hypnotherapy can help you deal with pain, or to book your first session, please call 07815 156 495, email info@placetobeyou.co.uk, or use the online contact form.

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