A few examples of the innate power of our minds to block pain is evident in different real life scenarios such as; a mother in an accident with her children may not notice her own pain until she knows her children are safe and OK….Or a soldier in combat may be unaware of injury until he has time to refocus on himself. Perception is such a powerful method for pain relief.
When the pain is so consuming the person can feel powerless and controlled by the pain itself like it has its own mind. Hypnotherapy enables the patient to gain a level of understanding, therefore control. When this happens the patient is not only empowered but begins to focus on other elements of their lives and get back into living their preferred usual lifestyle. The pain is more in the background and not the forefront of their thoughts.
Relaxation is an effective use to enduce hypnosis, but hypnosis can occur without relaxation. A patient living with chronic pain is able to enter a hypnotised state even though they cannot traditionally relax. Shire Hypnotherapy Clinic has various ways of ensuring the patient enters a hypnotised state which then gives them the opportunity to receive the relief they seek.