Hypnosis for the relief of unnecessary chronic pain.

Pain is a subjective experience, that normally feels unpleasant, like something in the body has been, or is being damaged or destroyed; that feels like a threat to or interference with one’s ongoing functionality and health; and that is associated with negative emotions, such as fear, anxiety, anger or depression.

Chronic pain is a significant and frustrating burden for many people. It can last for weeks, months, even years. This type of pain can continue even after the injury has healed or the illness that caused it has gone away. In some cases, the pain comes and goes. In other cases it is persistent and unremitting. It is a pain signal that continues past the point of us needing to be alerted to something, such as danger, to tend to a wound, or move away from  something. It is pain that has not responded to appropriate medical care. Its intensity and the disruption it causes can be overwhelming.

Types of chronic pain include:

  • recurrent headaches
  • continuous facial and jaw pain
  • persistent neck and shoulder pain
  • low back pain
  • the leg pain of sciatica, pain linked to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • the cramping of IBS

Standard medical treatment for chronic pain is often inadequate, and it is common for patients to seek costly treatments from multiple healthcare professionals, often without significant relief. Growing awareness of the limitations of currently available pain treatments make the use of suggestion-based techniques and self-hypnosis an attractive component of pain treatment.

Clinical trials show that hypnosis is effective for reducing chronic pain, although outcomes vary between individuals. The findings from these clinical trials also show that hypnotic treatments have a number of positive effects beyond pain control.

The Arrow Technique

The Arrow Technique was developed by UK Hypnotherapist Freddie Jacquin as a means of providing rapid relief to those suffering with chronic pain conditions.

The technique is a multi-modal cognitive strategy for engaging a person's thoughts and imagination with the therapeutic goal of reducing the intensity of chronic pain and freeing a person from unnecessary pain and discomfort.

Pain has a sensory and an emotional component. These two components are often intertwined.  One of the keys to relieving pain is to disentangle these two components, the sensory/physical from the emotional/mental. Without the emotional element, what is left does not hurt as much or at all.

This is what the Arrow Technique does - quickly and effectively.

The Arrow Technique is also effective for provoking change to a variety of emotional and psychological conditions too.

"The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain."

~ Aristotle

Hypnosis and and pain control

Research shows that hypnosis can help with both sudden (acute) and long-term (chronic) pain.

Tales of quite miraculous relief from pain have been associated with hypnosis from antiquity to the present time. The good news is that peer-reviewed scientific research backs up these claims. When researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York analyzed 18 studies, they found moderate to large pain-relieving effects from hypnosis, supporting its use for pain management.

The Arrow Technique is just one of a number of hypnosis based techniques I use to help people gain relief from, and overcome, chronic pain.  If you'd like to experience the benefits of hypnosis in the relief of your chronic pain, simply use the button below to book your session.