Self-hypnosis can help you stop pain by training your mind to block the discomfort. Pain self help is at its best when you take time to consult your physician about your symptoms. Together, you can create plan in stopping discomfort that you exercise with hypnosis.
Using the Mind to Stop Pain
The mind is an extraordinary place that can help you take control of your thoughts, emotions and your discomfort. Self-hypnosis helps you tap into your subconscious mind and this can make pain self help approaches that you use more effective.
The alpha state is actually easy to achieve. You are in this state when you are browsing the Internet, watching television or when you concentrate on a sunset. This state of mind is receptive to suggestion and this is important in your efforts to stop pain.
Fear and Anxiety
Pain is frightening. The feelings associated with discomfort can be overwhelming. You may have great anxiety about your pain and this can lead to subconscious panic. You begin to focus on the discomfort and on how the pain affects you.
Fear and anxiety can make your pain worse. Hypnosis helps you tap into your subconscious mind in order to address these emotions. When you are calm and relaxed, you are better able to manage your discomfort in your pain self help approaches.
Some people use distraction as a way to stop pain. This approach involves focusing you attention on something other than your discomfort. This is similar to hypnosis in that you are changing your focus to other activities and many of the suggested activities involve the alpha state.
There are some drawbacks to using distraction without hypnotic suggestion. After you are finished, many suffers note that the pain comes back to an unusual extent. This is because they are using the conscious mind to control the focus. Hypnosis uses the subconscious mind so you don’t have to concentrate on the process. It just occurs naturally.
Imagery and Relaxation
Hypnosis is effective as an approach to stop pain naturally. This pain self-help approach uses imagery and relaxation to help you overcome your discomfort easily and naturally. Like distraction, these techniques can be used by the conscious mind but they are more effective when you are in a hypnotic state.
Your subconscious mind begins to readjust how your brain reacts to discomfort. You can train your mind to block discomfort with imagery. The hypnosis CD can guide you to imagine with focus on places, things or objects in order to help you take control of your discomfort.
Relaxation is very important. Your muscles get tense when you feel pain. This can make the pain worse, adding to your fear and anxiety. This can lead to internal panic that sparks the painful sensations. When you relax, the tension, fear and panic fade.
Painful sensations are problematic on many levels. Hypnosis can help you stop pain through imagery, distraction and relaxation.