Sydney Hypnotherapy for Chronic Pain Management
Are you feeling extreme chronic pain?
- Have you been injured and need ways to regulate some comfort from pain?
- Are you unsure why you are getting pain?
- Do you think your pain may be Psychological?
How can Hypnotherapy help relieve chronic pain?
Hypnotherapy for Chronic Pain Management in Sydney can be very effective in creating new neural pathways and patterns in the brain to help reduce and eliminate pain in the body. There is ten years of evidence that shows Clinical Hypnotherapy treatments are effective for reducing daily pain levels in people with chronic pain.
You too can discover the power of controlling your chronic pain. People have managed to eliminate the chronic pain by using breathing and visualisation exercises. It is just so amazing how this works. In order to change your chronic pain state, it is necessary to change your thoughts and emotional responses through deep relaxation.
What exactly is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is considered chronic when it occurs almost every day for long periods of time. When we have an injury that eventually heals, and we still have pain, it’s a good indication that we need some therapy. Such identifiable causes of such chronic pain are arthritis, Fibromyalgia, TMJ dysfunction, cancer, diabetes, muscle and joint injury, shingles, etc. It also includes persistent pain that cannot be identified at all. Chronic illness at the end of the day is about making the right lifestyle choices and making sure you are able to find the right therapies for the pain. Hypnotherapy is an amazing complementary therapy that works well with other mainstream therapies.
Other therapies that can help
Trauma, Stress and PTSD Phobias and Fears Self Esteem & Confidence Anxiety & Depression EMDR Therapy Anger Management Grief, Loss and Loneliness Healing the Inner Child Hypnotherapy Insomnia and Sleeping Disorders Sex Therapy
What will hypnosis do for pain management?
Medical imaging studies have shown that hypnotic trance therapy influences all of the neurophysiological processes that influence pain. Current scientific research shows that hypnotherapy treatment can influence tolerance levels.
Science has discovered that thoughts, emotions, and physical movement can affect our bodies. It can either calm down our central nervous system or activate it. By changing the way you think about chronic pain, you can change the way you feel about it. When we focus our attention, we can control the pain. Research has shown that our minds are very powerful and can change chemical reactions in the body.
The more we can divert our attention, the less likely the signals are to reach the painful area. Diverting that signal in our pain pathways, the fewer pain receptors our nerves create. When having enjoyable experiences, we increase our production of good chemicals (neurotransmitters), such as endorphins, enabling the pain pathways to clear. Hypnotherapy is about focusing our concentration, redirecting us into a desired state of comfort, then we are able to avoid pain.
Pain and the brain
Pain is a signal given from the brain which informs us that we are doing something harmful to our mind and body. However, when pain persists, it can become the process of ‘Central Nervous System Sensitisation’. When someone in pain believes that the pain is apart of their life, the person continues to propagate the pain itself. We begin to feel helpless as it takes over. With Hypnotherapy, we reframe our understandings and perspectives in order to change our belief systems so we can feel the relief of pain.
Pain relating to Trauma
Sometimes the origins of our pain can stem from trauma, created from limiting beliefs within the unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy can explore those limiting beliefs which can surface from genetics (ancestral beliefs), childhood, parental influences, and social programming. With therapy, we are able to let go of limiting beliefs that are not our own and create new beliefs that resonate truth within us. Resentment and attachment of the past can be a major influence on our mind and body health. Once we accept aspects of our lives and the environment around us, we can then release energy that is blocking parts of our body that hold the pain and illness. This therapy also offers energy healing, suggestion therapy, timeline therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy. NLP and EMDR are used to break old states and feelings associated with the pain. Reiki Energy Healing is a beautiful complementary therapy that can also be used to heal cells and DNA, assisting the process of recovery.
Making that decision
Once we make that decision in our mind for change, we are then in control of the situation. Once we’re in control, we can then find the right therapy. Hypnotherapy for Pain Management can be a great complementary therapy with other therapies such as Psychology, Physiotherapy, and drug treatments. There is a broad range of allied health modalities that form part of the holistic treatment for chronic pain, all of which work well in conjunction with medical treatment. Clinical trial findings and MRI studies support the fact that Hypnotherapy is a valuable tool that will support your ability to learn new ways of dealing with the impact of pain in your life. You can incorporate the right treatment tools with the following therapies:
- Nutritional and Naturopathic support to restore important biochemical balance;
- Physical movement and exercise for increasing levels of endurance;
- Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Visceral Manipulation, Trigger Point Massage; and
- Meditation practice and relaxation techniques to calm the mind and the body.
PLEASE NOTE: Always consult your doctor first before using more than one therapy at once.
Reiki Energy Healing
I also offer Reiki Healing for energy release and balancing for Chronic Pain. Please visit my Reiki Energy Healing page at www.awarenesshealing.com.au/reiki-healing
Do you suffer from Mental Illness or Depression?
Often these symptoms will be treated with drugs prescribed by a doctor. Anti-depressants, sleep medication, and perhaps a diet or stop smoking program will be prescribed. It’s a good idea to see a doctor first before seeing a Hypnotherapist.
For the duty of care for my clients, I need to screen potential clients for mental illness before we proceed with a session. I am not able to facilitate Hypnotherapy, Counselling, or Reiki if you have a mental illness such as Schizophrenia or Bipolar or any other diagnosed mental illness by your Doctor, Specialist or Psychiatrist.
If you are on Anxiety or Depression medication, you will need to get a doctor’s referral first before the session and bring the referral to the session. Not all people on medications and a referral can start the therapy. There will be a screening process before we proceed.