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How Hypnosis Can Help with Long Term Pain

By superadmin

December 12, 2019

Often pain and stress go hand in hand. Relaxation, meditation and hypnosis can help break the cycle. If you are thinking to try out these ways to work on your pain, you would definitely want to know what to expect and how well they work. Clinical hypnosis is the best therapy that you can learn how to use the power your mind to make positive changes. You will focus on relaxation and letting go of distracting thoughts.  You will open more specific goals and suggestions like lowering pain. After the session, the therapist will go over things that you can do to help you reach goals.

According to research, hypnosis for pain management in Sydney can help with sudden and long term pain from cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also ease the anxiety people feel before surgery.

Meditation

Meditation is like brain training, anyone can do it anywhere and anytime. According to studies, making meditation a habit can help people to manage self-esteem and pain and lower anxiety, stress and depression. It depends on what type of mediation you choose to do, but it comes down to spend a few minutes focusing your attention on things like breathing or phrase or a word that inspires or comforts you. When you meditate, you will have other thoughts. So just direct your attention back to the thing you chose to focus on.

Autogenic Training

Body awareness and visual imagery are used in this technique to help you relax. You will imagine being in a peaceful place and focuses on different physical sensations like the heaviness of limbs or calm heartbeat.  People may practice on its own, create its own images or be guided by a therapist.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Slowly you tense each muscle group, hold the tension briefly and let it go. You will do this in a systematic manner. For example, starting with muscles in your toes and working your way up to your body. It helps you to be aware of and release the areas where you are tense. If you have heart disease that’s not under good control, then skip progressive muscle relaxation.  Tensing your abdominal muscles can build up pressure in the chest cavity, slow your pulse and hamper the flow of blood returning to the heart.

Breathing

It is something you do every second. You can practice tuning into your breathing as a form of mediation.  Learn to do breathing exercises. For example, you can breathe slowly while you count to 4, try to hold the breath for at least 7 more counts and exhale for 8 counts.

One of the best ways to learn relaxation techniques is with the help of a trained practitioner. These techniques are taught in a group class and practised regularly at home.

Deep relaxation or hypnosis can sometimes worsen your psychological problems with posttraumatic stress disorder or people who are vulnerable to false memories.  So check with the doctor first. Start your journey with hypnosis with Help My Pain. Our therapists have years of experience and they know how to deal with it.