Anxiety, stress and pain are often correlated. Hypnosis and wellness programs have had a long reputation of helping the suffering individuals actively deal with all three but how does it actually work? Let’s take a look!
Have you ever had a debilitating migraine at work where you told yourself that you were fine and got through the day somehow?
Self-hypnosis is the induction of positive thoughts as you put yourself in a trance-like state and help your mind believe what you tell it, rather than what it actually feels. It may sound complex and impossible to achieve but the technique is fairly simple and has a number of benefits.
Researchers have conducted a number of studies to prove the relationship between pain relief and hypnosis. From mild annoyances to chronic pain, studies show that hypnotic intervention directly affects the perceived pain and can even be more effective than physical therapy in some cases. A 2006 study suggested that hypnosis sessions can achieve analgesic effects while being able to lower pain intensity, improve sleep patterns, and manage anxiety in individuals with chronic pain.
Here is how you can use self-hypnosis for pain management—chronic or otherwise.
Environmental surroundings are crucial to an effective self-hypnosis session. Imagery and scene can be powerful in practicing a successful session once you’ve learnt the art of self-hypnotizing properly.
Pro tip: To better understand and master self-hypnosis, work with celebrity hypnotherapist Rena Greenberg and book yourself a private session.
To better control your pain, you need to imagine the parts of the body experiencing the pain. Focus on those parts and let a warm and relaxing sensation come over you, until you can feel the pain dissipate.
Keep in mind that it can be very helpful to work with a mantra. Whether it’s breathing, music or counting, a mantra will help you stay focused on your goals and gets your body used to the anticipated response, i.e., relaxing.
When you’re able to identify how your body responds to each breath and every thought, you can better isolate the problem and direct attention toward resolving it. It can often be hard to understand where the pain is coming from, especially when you’re dealing with stress as well.
As you learn to focus better, you will also learn to engage your senses and your ability to feel things at a deeper level.
It’s important to actively guide your body toward a better lifestyle and wellness.
At Easy Willpower, we help you achieve that. To know more about our hypnotherapist Rena Greenberg and her sessions, get in touch here.
Rena Greenberg has had the privilege over the last 25+ years to work with over 100,000 people in 75 medical centers to help them lose weight without surgery.