Pain Management with Hypnotherapy and CBT

Pain is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong physically or psychologically.

 

Psychogenic pain is physical pain that is caused, increased or prolonged by mental, emotional and behavioural factors.  Psychological factors can and will influence our experience of pain, reducing our pain threshold and making the pain feel worse.

 

Pain is a personal experience and can be present in the absence of tissue damage or any other pathological cause and is due to psychological reasons.

 

There are two types of pain: Acute and Chronic Pain.

 

Acute Pain is severe pain that lasts for a relatively short period of time (6 months or less) and usually starts immediately in response to a specific injury.

 

Chronic Pain can range form mild to severe and is present for a long period of time (6 months or more). This pain can lead to signs of depression, sleep disturbances, lethargy, anger and weight loss as the pain begins to impair our ability to function making us feel helpless.

Hypnotherapy aims to help us to:

 

  • Eliminate or significantly reduce the experience of pain
  • Deal with the consequences of living with pain (increase activity levels, decrease the perception of pain)
  • Enhance other treatments we are receiving
  • Deal with psychological factors present that cause, prolong or increase the pain (stress, anger, grief, fear, trauma)
  • Encourage us to learn self-hypnosis and manage the pain ourselves

 

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 

How we think about and interpret our experience of pain, will also affect our pain threshold.  Our beliefs and assumptions relating to pain, to our self-worth and our ability to cope can trigger negative thoughts, which in turn drive negative feelings and unhealthy coping behaviours.  What we believe will therefore determine how we behave accordingly in order to support that belief we have about our experience of pain.  If we dread or fear pain, our pain threshold will be decreased and our experience of pain will be more severe.

 

Effective pain management therefore depends upon confronting the meaning we give to our pain, identifying those unhealthy beliefs we have about pain, disputing those beliefs and replacing them with healthier more helpful beliefs.

 

CBT helps us to develop a rational and realistic belief about pain in order to minimise our perception of pain and therefore our experience of pain.

 

If you would like to find out about how hypnotherapy and CBT can help you manage your pain more effectively, please contact Chalene on 07834 226025 or info@chameleon-coachingandtherapy.co.uk

Client Testimonial - Hypnotherapy for Pain Relief

 

"After spending 12 months with chronic chest pain,going backwards and forwards to the Doctors, and had every possible test,I  was prescribed 2 types of very strong pain killers with maximum dosage.  The pain never went regardless of the tablets and I was becoming more dependant on them and could see no light at the end of the tunnel, just misery.
 

It had been suggested to me at pain clinic that along with the tablets I also tried other methods of pain relief. Hypnotherapy was mentioned but I had never met anyone before who had used it and the Doctors didn't really give an opinion.

 

After a few more miserable months,I decided that I needed to try something else as the tablets were clearly not working.

 

Chalene's profile came up first. What I read sounded very promising and after reading a few other therapists profiles,  I phoned Chalene.

 

On our first meeting, I felt safe,not judged and reassured that all would be ok. It was very emotional for me, but the session had a huge impact straight away and afterwards my pain level had gone down.

 

Each week, Chalene would teach me new skills of how to cope with my pain, to recognise it, listen to my body and to then "Let it Go".

 

Stress is the reason behind my pain and I wish that I had found Chalene and her hypnotherapy sooner, rather than have all of those tablets.
 

Life is still very stressful, but my pain has gone and am no longer taking tablets. On the odd occasion that I do get pain, I know exactly what to do and the pain just goes.

 

I would recommend hypnotherapy to anyone who is in any pain that can not be picked up on tests or with any other issues that should arise, where hypnotherapy could help.
 

Chalene has made me find myself again and helped to put my life into perspective. I will always be grateful to her,her calming voice and wonderful journeys that she has taken me on during my sessions. These new skills will stay with me always.

 

Thank you so much".

 

Lesley

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At the beginning of the year,  my life took a dramatic change from what had been so happy. I tried to cope with it all, but couldn't and just didn't know what to do or how to resolve it. I decided to book some sessions with Chameleon Coaching and Therapy and thank goodness I did! The help that I recieved was amazing and now my life is back on track. I would recommend Chalene at Chameleon Coaching and Therapy to anyone-  I can't and don't want to think where I would be if I hadn't made that appointment. 

 

Once again THANK YOU so much. - Gillian

 

 

"Chalene has made me find myself again and helped to put my life into perspective. I will always be grateful to her,her calming voice and wonderful journeys that she has taken me on during my sessions. These new skills will stay with me always." - Lesely

 

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"I don't know what you are doing with him, but it seems to be working so far, he seems to be coping so much better." - A mum

 

Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy -

 

"7 weeks since my smoking cessation session and I’m still a non smoker, I am amazed at how simple and yet how effective the process was. Money well spent!" - Rob

 

"Just to let you know... no smoking... working well!" - David

 

" I'm so happy as I haven't touched one single cigarette, I've had cravings, but I've just not given in and it's been a lot easier with the hypnotherapy. Thanks again." - Keeley

 

"Still not smoking.  It's been really easy.  I've not had any cravings or been tempted at all so far." - Nicki

 

 

I'm still going strong, my congestion is going, my cough has gone, I'm starting to feel less cloudy in the head, my energy is improving. So those are the benefits so far, and it's only been a week!! It's the best thing I've ever done. Wish I'd done it years ago.' - Debs

 

 

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss -

 

"I'd started losing weight whilst seeing you, and that's continued and whilst I'm still no veggie freak I'm eating so much less than before and never eat for the sake of it! It's been a revelation meeting you, your methods certainly work!" - Claire

 

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Stress -

 

"I sat my QTS Numeracy Test today and do you want to know the result.....

YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

I passed :-)  So happy :-)))))) Thanks so much for all your help... and for the excellent MP3 audio. It really helped." - Julie

 

Hynoptherapy for Public Speaking -

 

"I certainly learnt a lot about myself through the whole journey, and a lot of that was because of the work we did. You were fantastic thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions." - Charlotte

 

Hypnotherapy for Phobias

 

"I had my first prenatal appointment today and I'm very happy to report that I had my blood taken. No panic or fuss just a little bit nervous but had a great nurse that helped a million. I can't thank you enough for all your help with my 'old' phobia :) You have changed my life and now I can look forward to my pregnancy." - Lucy

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