Pain is one of the most difficult and emotionally draining things that a person can deal with. For people with chronic pain conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, Migraines or Cluster Headaches, or Chronic Back Pain, pain seems to control every aspect of their lives. It interrupts their daily routine, making it difficult, if not impossible, to partake in everyday activities such as housework, holding down a job, or even enjoying their child’s baseball game or school Christmas pageant.
There are several ways in which hypnosis can help individuals with chronic pain live more comfortable and fulfilling lives. First, individuals with chronic pain can be taught relaxation responses that assist them to lower the intensity of their pain, sleep more deeply and restfully, and decrease the anxiety and stress of chronic pain. Second, they can also be taught to reduce their pain through many different techniques that either decrease, or in some cases, eliminate pain altogether. Self anesthesia or analgesia is a strikingly effective means of helping people with chronic pain syndromes take back control of their lives. Finally, hypnosis can help people with chronic pain syndromes to understand and heal the emotional impact that the pain has had on their lives.
Hypnotherapy for pain management requires a referral or prescription from your physician, since as you become more adept at managing your pain, your need for medications may decrease significantly, and any reduction or change in your medication must be done under the supervision of a licensed medical professional.
If you would like help in taking back control of your life in the face of chronic pain, contact us here, or call 616-550-3231 for more information or to schedule your appointment.