Despite what we may think we know about pain, the pain response is a complex physio-neurological
and psychological phenomenon. The experience of pain is powerfully affected by the
way we attend to it and what we think it means.
Although we all have different levels of sensitivity to pain, these differences
can be massively affected by the way we learn to experience pain.
Tension and anxiety are powerful amplifiers of pain. Through changes in awareness
we can achieve pain reduction through effectively blocking or replacing a great deal
of pain sensation through other mental processes.
Learning how to achieve a state of relaxation in situations where pain might otherwise
affect us badly plays an important role in pain management and pain control. Such
changes of awareness can be very effectively achieved through hypnosis.
As early as the Crimean war a military surgeon named James Braid discovered that
using hypnosis in preparation for surgery reduced the amount of anaesthetic needed
for anaesthesia by thirty per cent. It also achieved considerable post-operative
pain reduction and speeded recovery from surgery and general rates of recovery. His
surgical mortality rates dropped to levels very far below those normal in military
surgery. Indeed, many healing processes can be accelerated by hypno-healing with
methods which are only accessible through hypnotic work.
Hypnosis and self hypnosis are powerful procedures which are frequently used to provide
a great deal of relief and support throughout medical procedures. Where anaesthesia
is contra-indicated - because of underlying medical conditions - the right preparation
makes it possible to undergo surgery without anaesthetic.
Hypnosis also can achieve general reduction of stress in the system with entirely
beneficial results. This contributes greatly to overcoming conception difficulties.
Hypno-birthing can also be used to train you in procedures which promote natural,
easy and pain-freebirth.
Ideally a child is conceived and carried to term in calm circumstances. Difficulties
with conception can be further complicated by work stresses or issues related to
careers, lifestyle and finance. Failure to conceive is often the result of combined
physiological and psychological and emotional pressures - all of which can cause
relationship difficulties. These difficulties often become more pronounced where
childbearing is attempted later in a woman’s life.
Even after birth, subsequent life adjustments and child-rearing stresses can also
be greatly reduced through the relaxation skills already learned.
Whether its your body or your head which hurts, efffectivel hypnotic work can equip
you with valuable skills which will last you a lifetime.>>
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