Pain - Chronic Pain Relief Therapy
Chronic pain is complex and is influenced by many factors.
A report from The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare states that chronic pain affects 1 in 5 people over the age of 45 in Australia.
Those who experience chronic pain, have found that their pain and the resulting exhaustion has had a profound impact on their lives. Often sufferers of Chronic Pain reporting that their experience of pain has been dismissed by others and has also had huge impact on their physical and mental health, on their quality of life and on their relationships.
It is important to note that many who have chronic pain often feel like that pain will always be their unwelcome intruder on their life. That perhaps they are not able to be understood, helped and that the level of pain experienced will be constant. But the good news is that your relationship with pain and how you experience it can be changed.
Many chronic pain sufferers have attempted different treatments and often lose faith in processes due to the complexity or slow progress.
Perhaps you have also tried many different treatments or therapies, and are still seeking relief.
Pain may seem to be just something you have to put up with, however, as complex as pain may be - your ability to change those related sensations into a different and workable
Having only one pain management approach only is usually not enough. So, we work with what you know works, with what you do and what you do not yet know how to do - to create a more pain free way to be!
While pain may be a part of your life, it doesn't have to rule your life.
We will use a combination of Strategic Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) along with other modalities - as a combination of approaches that allows you to retrain your brain and your body, so you can control your pain and not have it control you.
You could manage your unique strategies so you can decide where you place your focus and where you get to interpret what you pay attention to - and the way you process this in a way that empowers you.
You get to determine and respond to pain in a new way, training your brain and your body to experience sensations in a way that allows skills and strategies that will work for you - to work for you.
You can be Chronic Pain Free.
Some source material for your reading reference:
Hypnosis: Standard-of-Care Relief for Physical Pain
Dr. Fredric Mau. D.Min., M.A., M.Div., LPCS, BC-NCC, BC-TMH, BC-H (Paraphrased)
Physical pain relief is one of the most life-changing and beneficial things a hypnotherapist can provide for a client.
The presence of physical pain makes all other problems worse. Pain relief is perhaps one of the most effective things that can be done with hypnosis, and is so powerful that suggestibility is not even a factor (even low suggestible people can experience relief from pain)
Hypnotherapy can assist clients to developing practical skills to assist pain relief, (see the neurology of hypnotic pain relief)
There are various types of pain – acute and subacute, chronic, and neurological – as well as the interaction of physical and emotional pain (such as depression).
Of course hypnotic pain relief should be offered only following a medical diagnosis, and is not a replacement for medical treatment.
In the mid-Nineteenth Century, Scottish physician James Esdaile famously performed hundreds of surgeries in India using animal magnetism, Mesmer’s forerunner to modern hypnosis, for anesthesia.
Since 1995 the United States National Institutes of Health has strongly recommended hypnosis to treat chronic pain; though even at that time the exact working of the process was not well understood.
With the advent of neuroimaging hypnotic pain relief recognized as an empirically-based, standard-of-care treatment by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Medical studies have shown that hypnotic pain relief used with chemical anesthesia decreases the need for anesthetic medications and reduces the length of hospital stays following surgery.