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Natural Pain Management

Pain, in it’s many forms, it one of the banes of people’s health today. With our high stress lives we often have rigid neck and shoulder muscles; stress, along with headaches and migraines, can cause many days off from work.

Chronic pain originates from an injury, where the nerves send a message to the brain saying “I’m hurt.” This signal usually stops when healing has progressed sufficiently, but with chronic pain, the nerve signals keep firing even after you’ve healed. Chronic pain is often managed with addictive opiates, can cause depression, poor sleep, poor memory, fuzzy thinking and anxiety.

I work with my clients with whatever tools I have that I am being intuitively guided to use. Sometimes hypnosis, sometimes a healing energy transmission comes through, other times I am guided to use visual imagery and words that speak very deeply to them.

One client had been unable to travel due to chronic pain, and meds were causing side-effects she disliked. When we met at her home, I assumed that we would be doing a form of hypnosis for pain management. Soon into the session, the energy kept ascending and I found myself connecting with higher energies, connecting with the Divine healing vibrations. It felt like healing was coming from my body and words into my client; I was filled with so much love and expansiveness, it was almost too much at times. We continued like that for what seemed like an eternity, and at the same time, no time at all. At the end of the healing, we both had tears of bliss running down our faces. When she had fully come back into the room, she was grinning from ear to ear and almost entirely free from pain; My client was flabbergasted, she told me this was the least amount of pain she had experienced in the last 20 years !

Hypnosis is a more conventional holistic way of managing pain. As I said before, pain is a perceived discomfort in the brain, sent by electrical signals from the nerves and sometimes the brain is perceiving pain, when the area is healed or has been removed, in the case of amputated limbs. With hypnosis I have helped folks to manage their pain using imagery and wording that is tailored to their own language and life experiences, making it a powerful, portable resource.

Our minds are very powerful, and with the latest research on neuroplasticity, it’s been proven that we can make changes. Below are a couple of resources for more information.

Additional Reading

Is Pain Always Real?

The Brain’s Way of Healing

 

Top 5 Hypnosis Myths

Hypnotherapy has been around for a long time; it was used in the Healing Temples of Egypt, and has now become accepted as an effective mainstream method of making change in peoples lives. Unfortunately there are a few myths that are still in many peoples minds about what hypnosis is.

1. The Puppet Myth

You are more aware of your surroundings when in the hypnotic state. When in hypnosis you are accessing your sub conscious mind, it is an active problem solver and is able to access all of your memories.

  • You only take yourself into trance if you feel safe
  • You can bring yourself back at any time
  • You will not give away any secrets
  • You are in control

2. The Memory Myth

Stage hypnotists are specially trained to create the illusion that they have control, and create the temporary illusion of forgetfulness in those participants that are open to it. I practice a therapeutic and holistic hypnosis where you are in control.

  • Stage hypnosis entertains others, similar to a magician
  • Therapeutic hypnosis empowers you
  • You will always know where you are
  • You will recall everything you choose to

3. The Ignorance Myth

Many people feel they won’t know when they are in a trance state, but in fact you have many signals that let you know

  • Body feels heavy & sleepy
  • Mind alert & ready to work
  • Very aware of your surroundings
  • Mild tingling in your extremities
  • Lightly fluttering eye lids
  • Swallowing more often

4. The Control Freak Myth

Most people think they aren’t hypnotizable, especially self-confessed ‘Control Freaks’.  In fact, 95% of people are hypnotizable, and when you decide to take control of your actions, you make it a very powerful tool for change ! Take the Quiz

I invite you to research hypnosis and determine for yourself how safe and natural the process is; visit our links for a starting point. You are always in control and your subconscious mind will not take you anywhere you are not ready to go.

5. The Master Controller Myth

I do not put you into hypnosis, you take yourself into hypnosis ! In fact, no-one can use hypnosis against another’s will. If I was to make a suggestion that you didn’t completely agree with, it would effectively just “bounce off” your mind and you wouldn’t do it !
Really, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.