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Pain and Hypnosis

We’ve all had that pain that lingers. Sometimes from an injury, new or old, and sometimes we don’t know what it’s from, but it just won’t let up or go away. Typically for the easing of pain doctors will prescribe pain medication. Which therein can lie some problems of its own. Some people can’t or won’t take pain killers due to choice, sensitivity, allergies, severe side effects or even addiction and the potential to become addicted. This is where hypnosis for pain management can come into play.

Pain lets us know something is wrong, and if we get rid of the pain all together we can potentially cause permanent damage to a recently injured body part. With hypnosis we can lessen the pain to make it manageable, but no so much that we forget there is something wrong. By having the person see or imagine seeing the pain where it hurts in the body and giving it a shape and a color we can begin to help the person manipulate it. We would ask the person what shape it is, the color, and then ask if the person can make it bigger or, ideally, smaller. We can then ask if the person can change the color and make it less intense. By making the pain smaller and a less intense color, it would ease the pain to a more tolerable level, but still leave enough as a reminder not to over do it. Read more »

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