The axiom "no pain, no gain" simply is not true. Envision all of the times pain has hindered you from engaging in activities that you enjoy - perhaps running, playing tennis, fishing and even sitting can be impossible when you are in pain. Did you gain anything from missing out on memories?
However, the adage that "Pain is all in your head" can, in fact, be true. If that is the case, then the cure is all in your head, also. With hypnosis, pain can disappear completely. Despite what you may think, hypnosis is simply a mental state during which messages can reach the unconscious more easily. The state of hypnosis is characterized by deep relaxation. In fact, with regular practice of a self hypnosis pain elimination regimen, you will feel much more calm over all.
Pain is a signal that something in your body is amiss. So pain is actually a positive thing. But after you have your doctor check you out to ensure that the pain is not indicating a harmful condition like a tumor, it's time to manage or even eliminate the pain.
There is no risk in a hypnotherapeutic pain relief program. You cannot "get stuck" in a hypnotic state. The worst that would ever happen when you use self hypnosis for pain reduction is that you could fall into a natural state of sleep for a half hour- think of all of the nights that pain has kept you from sleeping!
This is not to say that a hypnotherapeutic pain management system is similar to sleep, because that is the major misunderstanding about hypnosis. When you are asleep, you're unconscious. If you are unconscious, then you cannot hear anything. If you cannot hear anything, then a hypnotherapist cannot assist you. Hypnosis is actually a state of keen awareness.
Despite being consciously aware of everything, hypnotherapeutic pain management programs can tackle both physical and mental causes and introduce many effective avenues to eliminate pain. Medicines only block the reception of the physical symptoms of pain briefly, but hypnotherapeutic pain regimens can actually decrease the amount and strength of pain signals that you sense. You can literally reprogram your body to send less pain-inducing chemicals to your receptors. This means that you can use fewer pain-killing medications, or in many cases no medications at all.
Endorphins are opiate-like elements that are manufactured in the brain. They are the elements that cause athletes to get a high when they workout very hard. Using self hypnosis, you can also discover how to program your brain to create pain-relieving endorphins on demand and then send them to the painful area where they are required.
Thanks to endorphins, the brain is capable of inducing analgesia, which is a mild anesthesia, as well as complete anesthesia (numbness). Medical journals are full of reports both in pre-anesthesia days, as well as in modern times, when major surgery has been completed under hypnoanesthesia.
Hypnosis can also be used to program the mind to direct your attention away from pain, which will help you perceive much less discomfort. Further, hypnotherapeutic pain management CDs can help our mind realize and understand that the pain is there, but not to let us feel it. A qualified hypnotherapist will know how to completely address additional hypnotic suggestions that will aid in your recovery.
A very effective hypnosis pain remedy lies in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP. No doubt that after dealing with chronic pain, you may be doubtful that a hypnotherapeutic pain program will get the job done. In many cases, NLP techniques actually are more successful for modern thinkers than traditional hypnosis does because it was created for people like you who are brought up to question and analyze everything. When we analyze, we tend to put up barriers to the acceptance of post-hypnotic suggestions.
Stressful feelings always make us perceive far more pain than we are actually experiencing. One of the most successful NLP patterns for eliminating stress is known as the "Flash." This tool reprograms the unconscious mind to use mental images that create stress to actually trigger thoughts that create feelings of relaxation in their place. After you have used this technique, it will be difficult or impossible to think the thoughts that trouble you, because your unconscious will instantly and automatically exchange them in a Flash for thoughts that relax you instead.
Self hypnosis and pain relief go hand in hand. If you are exhausted from coping with prescriptions that render you in no condition to drive or to fully experience life, or worse, of living with the throbbing, stabbing or shooting pulsations of discomfort, a hypnosis pain elimination program can provide safe, natural and instantaneous relief.