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Dealing With Pain

Pain is something we all experience at different times in our lives.  It's also something we rarely think about until it affects us.  Then suddenly we have a problem.  Pain is a real "pain"!

Consumers in the UK spent over £360 million on pain killers in 2016.  The Office of National Statistics reported that in 2013 almost 31 million days of work were lost to neck, back and muscle pain. 

Short term acute pain like headache or a sprain usually respond well to simple analgesia and rest. Most of us experience this type of transient pain and recover quickly.  However, recurrent ongoing pain which becomes chronic begins to affect our emotional and mental wellbeing.

Always seek medical advice for any unexplained, worsening or ongoing pain.  

The more pain we experience the more pain our mind expects.  This results in the anticipation of pain which usually makes it more severe and can even bring it on.  In the treatment of cancer patients it's well accepted that using hypnosis to change perception of pain and induce relaxation are beneficial.  

There are lots of things we can do to improve chronic pain but for the purposes of this article I will focus on my own area of professional experience.

Self help relaxation CDs and downloads are readily availabe and can be of benefit.  However, I've found through my own experience and from clients that going to a trained hypnotherapist is more effective.  Everyone's life situation and personality is different and a good hypnotherapist can deliver unique treatment for the individual.  Also, simple techniques can be taught for continued self help.

By the time I see most people with chronic pain they are at their wit's end and don't know what else to do.  They often have little hope of anything making a difference because of past negative experience.  The surprise and relief of finding that something so relatively simple can change how they feel has been described as life changing.

Whether it's you or someone you care about dealing with chronic pain you may want to consider consulting a hypnotherapist.  It could change your life.  For more information on how I can help you feel better, call me on 07508 504230 or email me at

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