Hypnotherapy has been shown to be very effective in reducing many types of pain and it has helped me take control of my own Fibromyalgia symptoms. Of course, before you see a hypnotherapist, you must have consulted a doctor to find out the cause of your pain. It is also worth remembering that hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy designed to work alongside traditional treatments, not replace them, so I would want to work alongside your other healthcare professionals.
Is it Acute or Chronic Pain?
There are two types of pain, acute and chronic. Acute pain is short-term pain, often caused by an injury or short-term illness which gets better quite quickly. Chronic pain lasts for much longer and is usually caused by conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer or an injury that has caused permanent damage to some part of the body. Most people seeking help from a hypnotherapist are suffering from some kind of chronic pain condition.
Pain is usually there for a reason and is a useful warning that something is going on within the body that needs some attention. However, learning to control pain signals, especially in long-term health conditions, can make life much easier for sufferers. I know how it feels to lose that sense of control over your life and your body when you are diagnosed with a long-term health condition. However, you can regain some of that control and feel more relaxed and optimistic about the future.
Many things affect the way we perceive pain. Other conditions, such as depression and anxiety, can make the pain feel much worse. Therefore, we may need to work on other areas as well to help relieve the pain. Everybody is different and all this can be discussed during your initial consultation. It is quite normal for long-term pain to cause other issues, so please feel free to discuss all this with me when you come and see me. I have experienced it all myself, so I totally understand how chronic pain can take over your life. This is where the Hypno-coaching comes in as we can work together on a longer-term and I can be there to support you as you learn to regulate your comfort levels and feel more relaxed and empowered.
We'll meet each week to catch-up and you will experience a different technique every week. I will also teach you these strategies to practise at home so that you can use self-hypnosis to help you take control of your body and manage your own comfort levels in the future. I will send you an mp3 session that you can listen to so that you can practise self-hypnosis, as well as other tasks to complete between each session.
Hypnotherapy is just as effective online, so I now offer Zoom and WhatsApp sessions to anyone, no matter where you are in the world. You can even have a hypnotherapy session at your office. I am also offering a free initial consultation via Zoom or WhatsApp so that we can discuss how I can best help you. This initial consultation is also available in the therapy room in Exeter for just £30.