Self Hypnosis For Pain Control
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OK, here’s a brilliant technique for reducing or eliminating any pain you may be experiencing. This works, I have done it with many clients, and also on myself, from time to time, but before we start.
Go to the doctor’s
That’s the number one tip for pain relief. If you are in pain then for goodness sake seek qualified medical assistance. It would be silly to use self hypnosis to get rid of a constant chronic headache if that chronic headache was a sign of something more serious...
Go see other relevant practitioners
Just covering myself here but if you have a slipped disc then self hypnosis techniques to get rid of pain are going to be of limited use!
Here it is then, Self Hypnosis For Pain Relief
Now I don’t know what your idea of self hypnosis is, but my definition is quite broad as I think everyone is already in a trance of one sort of another. For the purposes of this exercise simply think of self hypnosis as a way of relaxing creatively.
Do this in a time and a place when you aren’t likely to be disturbed, sitting down comfortably with your back well supported and your feet planted firmly on the ground and you hands relaxed in your lap. If you are unable to sit down for some reason then just get as comfortable as you can.
Select A Number
Think about the pain you currently feel and give it a number between 1 and 100, 1 being zero pain, 100 being excruciating agony. From now on we will refer to the ‘pain’ as the ‘feeling’
Look Around You
For the purposes of this I am going to assume that you will be doing this self hypnosis technique indoors. Anyway, look around you and notice what is in the room. In detail, If it is a room you are very familiar with you might think you know what is around you but look again as if you are looking for the first time.
Close Your Eyes
Obviously read this through first before you do it, otherwise you aren’t reading these words because your eyes are still closed!
Anyway, close your eyes and see the room, in your imagination, as if your eyes were still open, where the furniture is, the colour of the walls, the floor, the ceiling etc. Do this for about 30 seconds in a relaxed manner. Then open your eyes and look at the room once more. This time look for what you weren’t necessarily aware of before, the direction the light is coming from, the shadows. Look around and behind you.
Now close your eyes again so that you can begin to build a more detailed inner ‘picture’, or, as it is more usually called, memory.
Step Out Of Your Body
In your imagination, that is. Float to about ten feet in front of yourself and look back at yourself sitting in the chair. If something would be intervening (like a wall, for example), then just see straight through it as if it wasn’t there. See as much detail as you can, what you would look like from that direction, what the room would look like from that direction, what you would be able to see behind the ‘you’ sitting there ten feet away in the chair, the folds in the material of your clothes etc etc.
Once again, only in your imagination... See what you would look like, and what the room would look like, from ten feet away from the right of the ‘you’ sitting in the chair. You would be able to see the right side of your head and body, and the room would look different from that perspective, you would be able to ‘see’ different things.
So that you are now imagining what you would look like from ten feet behind yourself. Once again, take time to fill in the details. Then do the same from ten feet from the left
Repeat The Procedure From Further Away
Now repeat the entire procedure from about thirty feet away, in your mind’s eye.
Float Up And Above
Now imagine you are fifty feet above yourself, looking down through the building as if there were no roof and no ceiling in the way. See yourself sitting down there in the chair, see the room from this new perspective.
Float Up And Away.
So now float upwards in your imagination so that the little ‘you’ down there in that room becomes more and more distant. See the town and or countryside around the building, and keep going, until the building itself is just a dot, until the land drops away so that you can see the horizon curve all around, until the earth itself becomes a shrinking blue, green and white ball, until you are surrounded by the vastness of space and thousands of distant, shining stars.
Then check what number the ‘feeling’ is now. Typically the number will have reduced, sometimes even down to zero...
OK, so it got a bit poetic towards the end but you get the general idea.
Get Someone To Help You
It can often be very helpful to have someone talk you through this process. Either way, do it softy and gently and take your time. It gets easier and easier with practice so be gently persistent.
This Often Works, I Have Used It With Dozens Of Clients
The first time I came across this disassociation technique was about twelve years ago during a hypnosis and NLP course. He had left the room because of a migraine headache and was standing outside, thinking of going home to lie in a darkened room. One of the trainers, Michael Breen, noticed my friend was in pain and just casually talked him through this process, it took about five minutes. At the end of the five minutes my friend’s migraine had totally vanished, to his total surprise. You may need to spend a fair bit more time than minutes, or, you may not...
This Is Self hypnosis for pain control
At least it is in my eyes. Those for whom this doesn’t eliminate their pain may well benefit from listening to Help Stop Pain – a full length hypnosis recording by Duncan McColl. It’s available on a couple of my websites, http://www.selfhelprecordings.com/ and http://www.justbewell.com/