Hypnosis, stress, and pain relief are intimately related. When being in pain causes stress or being stressed worsens pain, hypnosis can help break the pain cycle.
Hypnosis is just one of the tools you learn. Hypnosis can help you enhance concentration, minimize your usual distractions, and heighten your responsiveness to suggestions to alter your thoughts and feelings.
Hypnosis is not a type of psychotherapy. It also is not a treatment in and of itself; rather, it is a process that can be used to facilitate other types of therapies and treatments.
During hypnosis, the conscious part of the brain is temporarily tuned out as you learn to focus on relaxation and let go of distracting thoughts.
What is Hypnosis? It’s a natural state similar to meditation. When your mind is focused, you are able to use the tools you have more powerfully.
Instead of focusing on the awareness of your thoughts, you are actively involved in changing your thoughts. Through research, we know that our thoughts connect to our body – the mind-body connection. Learning how to change your subconscious thoughts gives you the ability to change how you feel.
Your subconscious mind is so powerful you could actually have surgery without anesthesia and without pain. When you contact us, ask us to send you the link to a video produced by the BBC that shows a patient experiencing surgery without any pain at all.
When your mind is focused, you are able to use the tools you have more powerfully. Through hypnosis, you become more open to specific suggestions and goals, such as reducing pain. In the post-suggestion phase, Wendy Merron, CH, or Grace Capuzzi, CH, will show you, step-by-step, how to reinforce the continued use of your new skillset.
Research has shown medical hypnosis to be helpful for acute and chronic pain. Hypnosis is also known to be effective in easing cancer pain. Recent studies have demonstrated hypnosis as effective for pain related to migraines, back pain, burns, rheumatoid arthritis, and reduction of anxiety associated with surgery and recovery.
An analysis of 18 studies by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York revealed moderate to large pain-relieving effects from hypnosis, supporting the effectiveness of hypnotic techniques for pain management.
Hypnosis is complementary to your medical care. One session is not a miracle cure; however, with reinforcement and commitment, you can manage chronic pain, reduce your stress, increase your confidence, and eliminate fears about your future.
Clients generally get the help they need within 5 – 10 sessions.
Physician approval is required for all pain management clients.
For more information, you are welcome to schedule a call with Wendy Merron , Board Certified Hypnotist.