It is important to understand that pain is something the body does to let us know there is an injury or disease that is calling for our attention. Pain can be managed only after discovering the underlying medical physical emergency attached to it. Severe and/or prolonged pain must be checked out by a qualified medical professional to insure that a medical emergency is not developing.
Pain can be a mask. It can mask depression and secondary gains such as attention seeking, in this case we need to address the emotional attachments even more than the pain itself. Quick pain relief methods can be learned, however, it might be a temporary relief, so more of hypnotherapy and regression therapy is called for over a period of several hypnotherapy sessions, plus BWRT and releasing of trapped emotion by employing emotion code technique.
It is important for the person managing chronic pain such as headaches, backaches, arthritis, which tends to be constant rather than intermittent pain to have a plan of action, or discipline. In hypnosis work we use images freely as they give the subconscious mind a very good idea of direction. Once you understand how the mind works, it will become clear why this is so very important. For a person with chronic pain, it might be easy to be programmed for more pain and spend those times when there no pain in some level of expectations of pain. As we create a plan for lowering stress levels throughout the day, we are actually programming the mind for pain release.
Redefining the word pain, through which higher level of power and control can be achieved over the pain. Learning to notice the emotions that accompany the pain and what type of messages and thoughts goes in the mind. This is called an inner work therapy which is very rewarding and allows us to grow in many other areas of life.
Of course there are different types of pain such as acute pain, which is sharp pain like the burn or broken bones pain, dental work, strains and sprains. There is operative pain, that accompany operations before and after. Emotional pain which is highly tied to physical pain, which can be managed by learning to manage emotions and heightening awareness through meditation and thought management.
How hypnosis works in pain management? Self hypnosis can program the subconscious mind for what we want, while it seems simple on the surface, it is important to learn doing self hypnosis correctly. In addition to listening to pre-recorded CDs by the therapist which can teach us how to manage pain the emotion attached with it.
Mental biofeedback and body communication
Most people are completely out of touch with their body and live a life in high level of stress. Then when a particular part of body needs attention they are surprised that they have little or no control over it. The immediate thought is to take something to get rid of it, and while it may be OK to take medications for pain, we have the power to diminish pain, enhance medications and all without the problem of side effects or the possibility of addiction. The art of managing body communication which is done through learning biofeedback, body scanning and awareness meditations tools for managing thoughts, emotions, and body sensations.
Moreover, pain can be relieved and health can be sustained by using other different tools beside Hypnotherapy including pain relief through music, meridian therapy message, and kinesiology.