Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Relief

Chris Worsfold Clinical Hypnosis Clinical Hypnosis for pain relief

Chris Worsfold, Physiotherapist uses clinical hypnosis both as an effective pain relieving technique and to improve sports performance.

Clinical hypnosis in this setting is a set of techniques designed to enhance concentration, minimise one’s usual distractions, and heighten responsiveness to suggestions to alter one’s thoughts, feelings, behaviour, or physiological state. It is not a type of psychotherapy but is beneficial in its ability to alter the psychological aspects of the experience of pain.

Before seeking this form of therapy, it is vital that anyone suffering from chronic pain should already have a formal diagnosis from a qualified practitioner such as a Physiotherapist or Doctor. Pain is the body’s signal that something is wrong, and the causes of chronic pain should be thoroughly investigated before clinical hypnosis is considered.

Clinical hypnosis techniques used in pain management often include some form of relaxation, distraction techniques, the use of visualisations of the pain itself, together with post hypnotic suggestions and cues for increased control over the chronic pain. Many pain sufferers find the relaxation technique easy to learn and will be able to use this tool themselves outside of the session to control their pain. It is important that the patient is able to learn to manage their pain outside of the hypnosis session and this is more likely to be achievable the more the patient practises self hypnosis techniques at home.

With hypnosis:

  • you do not lose consciousness
  • you do not lose control
  • you hear everything
  • you can speak and laugh
  • you remember as much as you do with any conversation
  • you do not blurt out your inner secrets – hypnosis is not a truth drug

For more information on clinical hypnosis in the treatment of pain or to improve sports performance, please contact The Tonbridge Clinic.

Testimonial:
‘I am still listening to the hypnosis CD and really believe the hypnosis has helped. The unpleasant muscle spasm in my lower back is easing up and I am able to stand for longer. I am generally feeling a lot more relaxed about being in pain which is a great help. I am a whole lot better…a big thank you for all your help.’ JM 2014

Chris Worsfold

 
 
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