Hypnosis for pain relief
If you’re looking for a gentle way to reduce the pain that comes with chronic conditions, hypnosis may just do the trick. Studies show that more than 75% of people with arthritis and other chronic diseases experience significant pain relief using hypnosis.
Forget what you’ve seen in movies about hypnosis. Today’s practitioners are using it to give patients an additional tool to help manage their pain.
Learning to Relax with Hypnosis
Hypnosis isn’t about convincing you that you don’t feel pain; it’s about helping you manage the fear and anxiety you feel related to that pain. It relaxes you, and it redirects your attention from the sensation of pain. In a hypnosis session, which usually lasts 20 – 30 minutes, you willl start by focusing on your breathing to help you relax. Then the hypnotist will instruct you to imagine a pleasant place and describe it in detail, refocusing your attention from something that triggers negative emotions, to something that will activate positive emotions, whatever that may be for you.
If your mind is off to the beach for example, and you’re imagining the warmth of the sun, the cool of the breeze and the sand at your feet, you will be less focused on your pain – and ready for the indirect suggestion of how to react to pain in the future.
Education and Qualifications
After working in the Fitness Industry as a Personal Trainer and Educator for over 15 years, Julie embarked on a journey to develop her skill set so that she could take a more holistic approach to supporting her clients. This included additional qualifications in Hypnotherapy, NLP and Life Coaching, which has allowed her to assist her clients to identify and transform self-defeating behavioural patterns that may have been preventing them from achieving their desired goals. The hypnosis process allows you to shift your focus to the pathway forward with restored energy, clarity, and a clear sense of purpose.