Hypnotherapy is an effective supplemental treatment as an analgesic as well as an anesthetic for pain relief. It must be remembered, however, that pain is a warning to tell us that something is wrong. A physician should be consulted to determine the cause of the pain and start a treatment program, in most cases, before a Hypnotherapist is consulted to reduce or remove pain. The physician should provide a referral to the Hypnotherapist so that the hypnotherapy process can be used as a complementary pain relief therapy with proper medical care and not in place of proper care. The use of Hypnosis along with proper medical care enhances the healing process and the time of recovery in many cases.
The hypnotherapist will need to establish whether the pain is physical or mental in nature which in turn will determine the approach to be taken. Migraines, backaches, arthritis, sciatica, menstrual cramps, labor pains, and accident injuries are only a few of the ailments which respond well to hypnotherapy. Many people have benefited from this therapy in lowering their threshold of pain and lessening the need for drugs.
Pain should not be overlooked since it has an effect on us not only physically but emotionally, especially considering your past experiences or associations, your personal characteristics and your perception of what pain means to you.
A Hypnotherapist can help a sufferer control the level of pain and reduce it down to tolerable levels from an extreme, while others can have the pain removed with perhaps a slight sensation remaining to indicate the specific injury is there. The client is normally taught how use self-hypnosis to reinforce the programming that has been conducted.
People with pain should not wait until the level is intolerable before they seek help. In many cases people take their “pain medication” when it is too late and find they get very little relief. This is true when taking analgesic medicine. In order for it to be effective, it needs to be taken BEFORE the pain builds up to an intolerable level and are most effective when taken at the first sign of pain unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
Hypnotherapists face a similar situation. When a client sees a hypnotherapist for pain relief treatment it is usually a last resort effort when the pain is intolerable and the client is incapable of relaxing. Fortunately, the client in most cases can be brought to a relaxed hypnotic state where their pain level may not reach zero but may be reduced by 20%+/- in the first session. The hypnotherapist will usually make a partial tape of the session for the client to listen to daily to reinforce the suggestions given. The next few sessions to follow will support the client obtaining a greater level of analgesia using hypnotherapy. In these cases obtaining analgesia is more beneficial when compared to anesthesia in that the later is more difficult to establish and like going to a dentist it leaves you less functional.
A client looking to reduce pain will need to work with the hypnotherapist to establish realistic goals in their sessions. When expectations are held too high by the client, the results will never be satisfying, however, in most cases; the client has already tried other forms of treatment with unsatisfactory results. If a hypnotherapist had an immediate acting silver bullet, there would not be enough of them to go around.
Shouldn’t you be calling Spectrum Hypnotherapy Associates to finally get the pain relief you have been hoping for?
Call 856-256-7960 for your private appointment.
We are there to answer all your questions and set up your session. Note: The first session will take upwards of 1½ hours while any other session will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
Our office is located near the Washington Township High School for your convenience.