Dialing It Down, Tuning It Out
Unfortunately, many ailments are accompanied by pain. While treatment for the underlying issue is under way the pain itself can serve little purpose other than to be an uncomfortable and distracting reminder.
Prescription drugs and other substances may be used to dull physical pain, but they are often accompanied by unwanted or dangerous side-effects, and may eventually lose their effectiveness.
Your perception of the sensation of pain has a lot to do with context. For example, an unexpected tap from a stranger on the street can feel quite disturbing and painful, while a friend smashing you in the face with a pillow might feel exhilarating and even pleasurable.
Pain feels less intense or even non-existent while you are occupied with an absorbing, fun, or distracting activity. Since your mind can only focus on one thing at a time, if you are focused on the pain it will feel more painful. This is good news because it means you can use the power of your mind to alter your perception of pain to feel it less.
Hypnosis offers a drug and side-effect free alternative to pain management. Since pain is a signal interpreted by the the brain, it is possible to re-frame those signals by training the mind's response to them. Using the power of your own imagination to dull, direct, and distract, I'll help you learn to control the sensation and intensity of pain and find relief.
NOTE: Pain is often a signal that something is not right in the body and requires attention. If you are experiencing new or un-diagnosed pain you should first see a medical doctor for diagnosis and treatment, and to rule out any unknown causes.