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Pain Management

    Pain. We all suffer it at one time or another. From Tension and Migraine headaches to back pain, or the chronic pain of an illness or injury.  Pain from surgery or other medical procedures.  Whenever we’re in pain we want relief – fast. 

    So, we call the doctor who prescribes medication. We take it and most of the time it helps. But other times it doesn't help enough ... or for long enough. Sometimes, we just don't want to take medication.

Is there an alternative? Is there a safe way to get pain relief without medication?

    Today, more and more people are asking this question. An age old technique - hypnosis - is gaining in strength as a modality of choice for pain relief in treatment of a variety of medical conditions from migraine headaches to chronic back pain to cancer symptoms. 

Hypnosis, in addition to regular medical treatment, has several advances in pain management. 

    First, it requires no drugs. In fact, studies show that people with chronic pain who practice hypnosis, as taught by a Hypnotherapist trained in pain management, requires fewer analgesics to maintain pain relief. They also suffered less anxiety about their pain and greater comfort during medical procedures. In a study at Case Western University, hypnosis was found useful as a pain management tool following such surgical procedures as hysterectomy, coronary by-pass, hemorrhoid and abdominal surgery. The test patients also had shorter hospital says, less nausea and a more rapid healing.

    Additional studies have proven hypnosis to be the preferred treatment for reducing migraine headache attacks and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome}, and Fibromyalgia.

    With such impressive results, why do we reach for the aspirin bottle instead of the natural, relaxing, healing capacities within our own minds? Most of us don't know how to practice self hypnosis. Many of us are not aware of its proven successfulness. Still others hold outdated, fearful notions that hypnosis involves mind control or loss of our will to another person. 

    That's unfortunate because Hypnosis is a resource that needs to be explored by all who suffer pain. It provides an ongoing method of pain management that, once established, can be monitored and adjusted by the patient. It returns a sense of control back to the patient and it has no side effects - except an overall increased relaxation. 

    How an you explore the use of hypnosis to control or reduce your pain? Call or visit a Hypnotherapist in your area who has been specially trained in techniques of pain management. Look for a therapist who is a member of a professional organization. Most of all, make sure that the Hypnotherapist is familiar with your problem and has worked with main management successfully in the past. A referral from your medical care giver may be requested by the Hypnotherapist. 

    A qualified Hypnotherapist will use a variety of techniques - visualization and imagery, relaxation and suggestion to help you gain control of your pain ... and your life!

    What your mind causes, your mind can correct. Wellness begins in your mind. Every problem has a cause, and when you eliminate the cause from the subconscious mind, the problem will disappear.

Hypnosis works!

We are offering a continuing educational unit of 20 hours, of training in dealing with pain. This class is open to  any hypnotherapist with a desire on improving their practice. The cost is $300.00 plus a $40.00 book fee. Please see the Course Schedule for when this class is offered.
CEU credit offered for IMDHA members only.

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