- How would your life change if you could manage your pain and reduce its discomfort?
- Are you beginning to fear that there is nothing
that can help reduce your pain?
- Does your Chronic pain impact your
physical, emotional, and social well-being?
People with chronic pain are three times more likely to develop depression and anxiety than those without chronic pain
Which Conditions Cause Chronic Pain?
Sometimes chronic pain can begin without any obvious cause. But for many people, it starts after an injury or because of a health condition. Some of the leading causes include:
- Past injuries or surgeries
- Back problems
- Migraines and other headaches
- Nerve damage
- Fibromyalgia, a condition in which people feel muscle pain throughout their bodies
Chronic pain symptoms can include, but are not limited to the following:
- A dull ache
How the brain creates the experience of pain?
The prefrontal cortex of the brain is responsible for cognition, e.g., knowing and perceiving, etc. Scientists have found that the prefrontal cortex also holds the cognitive aspects of pain; this is where the memory and evaluation of pain reside. Once the pain signal is released, your body knows what to do and how much pain you should experience; this process keeps repeating itself; it’s similar to your body going into flight and fight mode.
Is hypnosis successful in treating pain?
There is evidence that hypnosis for pain management affects the nervous system’s activity, which reacts to the pain messages. Hypnosis can calm down the pain signal and help you break or reduce the pain signals to the brain. There is an added benefit of hypnosis; it helps greatly with the emotional feelings associated with pain, such as anxiety, stress, feeling depressed, lack of sleep, etc. The bonus is that it’s quicker than meditation and is a natural therapy with no side effects
At MindElation, We use a broad range of modalities that form part of the holistic treatment of chronic pain, all of which work well in conjunction with medical treatment.
Clinical hypnotherapy: clinical trial findings and MRI studies support the fact that hypnotherapy for pain relief is a valuable tool that will support your ability to learn new ways of dealing with the impact of pain in your life.
Mindfulness and relaxation techniques: we also use mindfulness and relaxation techniques to reduce stress hormones, calm the mind and the body, which in turn calms the pain, gain clarity of thought and awareness, and connect with your deep inner wisdom.