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Chronic pain

Whether it’s a result of an underlying illness or contact with a harmful substance, chronic pain disrupts every aspect of life. Hypnosis can relieve chronic pain.

How Hypnosis Can Help



  • Reduce pain

  • Reduce or eliminate reliance on pain medication

  • Develop coping strategies

  • Improve pain-disrupted sleep

  • Promote healing

Techniques Used

Regression techniques are used to understand the cause of the pain, and deep relaxation methods help one to understand the value of pain. Visualisation and imagery techniques are effective in linking the body with mind.

Intermittent pain can also be relieved using relaxation techniques. The ‘Hand in ice bucket’ visualisation technique can be used to effectively transfer the ‘numbness’ of the hand to the problem area, ultimately anaesthetising the pain.

Typical Duration of Therapy

Intermittent pain can improve after only one hypnotherapy session. Chronic pain sufferers generally require up to six sessions over a six-month period. All clients respond better with regular use of the support CD.

GP Referral

A written referral from your GP or specialist is always required for hypnotherapy treatment for pain. Do not discontinue prescribed medication unless your physician is working closely with the hypnotherapist with the aim of reducing medication.

Disclaimer: with all hypnotherapy, results and the number of sessions required may vary from individual to individual.

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