Pain Relief Hypnosis NYC


Maybe you have heard of an athlete that sustains an injury and continues playing. Only after the game or the competition are they aware of the intensity of the pain. How does this happen? This is the effect of the mind influencing the perception of pain. The mind was preoccupied with something else, and the pain was not perceived by the mind. When the distraction of the game or competition is gone, the mind then perceives the pain that was there all along.  But when the mind is distracted, the perception of pain diminishes. With hypnosis, we are able to distract the mind from the pain.  We can use hypnosis to focus on other perceptions and change the intensity of the feeling to decrease the discomfort.

In effect, hypnosis equips the client suffering from chronic pain and chronic illness with a resource that enables him or her to shift from a physical context of discomfort to a more comfortable (or neutral) state. Clients can expect that the process of altering one’s state of consciousness will be associated with (partial or complete) relief from the symptoms of chronic pain.

Hypnosis can help reprogram your mind and facilitate behavioral change. 

The New York Hypnosis Institute Pain Management Hypnosis Program Can Help You

  • Identify the Source of the Pain
  • Release and Relieve Emotions or Feelings Associated with Pain
  • Eliminate Pain

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“Comparative efficacy studies have demonstrated that hypnosis is often more effective than biofeedback, relaxation, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, or morphine for both acute and chronic pain with 75% of those who use hypnosis experiencing some relief of pain (Patterson & Jensen, 2003). Hypnotic techniques have proven useful for pain associated with burns, cancer, invasive medical procedures, headaches, musculoskeletal conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia (Haanen et al., 1991; Lynch, 1999; Montgomery et al., 2000). Hypnosis has demonstrated particular utility for reducing cancer pain, including bone marrow transplant pain and coping with invasive procedures associated with cancer treatment (Ernst, 2001; Handel, 2001; Lynch, 1999; Marchioro et al., 2000; Pattison, 1997; Renouf, 1998).”

“Studies show that hypnosis can treat everything from chronic pain to poor study habits. Chances are, it can work for you.” Psychology Today

“Most patients benefit from the use of hypnotic suggestion for pain relief,” WebMD

“Hypnosis Reduces cancer pain”  

“Childhood cancer patients suffer less pain when placed under hypnosis, scientists have claimed.”

“Children who have been hypnotized in trials reported they had less pain from medical procedures as well as cancer-related pain.”

“Hypnosis for pain relief can help reprogram your mind and facilitate change.”

Under Hypnosis Suggestions Will Be Introduced To Help

  • Identify the Source of the Pain
  • Release and Relieve Emotions or Feelings Associated with Pain
  • Eliminate Pain

Hypnosis and Pain Management:

Pain management hypnosis has been proven to work on reducing the pain that a person experiences. The pain killers that reside in your body are responsible for this. These natural pain killers are endorphins. Pain management hypnosis can access this natural morphine in your body and train your mind to access and activate the appropriate neurotransmitter to reduce the pain that you feel. The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus produce endorphins naturally during activities such as exercise (the so-called runner’s high is an example), being in love which can produce a bit of an adrenalin rush, as well as experiencing an orgasm.

Like real morphine, endorphins produce good feelings, blocking out the negative feelings; in this case, pain. Your nerve endings send messages to your spinothalamic tract. These nerve endings receive their messages from sensations that affect your body. The sensations activate the nerve endings which then transmit the messages to the spinothalamic tract, a pathway through your spinal cord.

The spinal cord is also called white matter. In the white matter, there are fibers that then transmit the message to your neurons which transmit the information to your thalamus. There are four main categories of messages — pain, itch, touch and temperature. Have you ever hurt yourself and felt that initial numbness before the pain kicks in? The delay between the painful hit and the sensation of pain is due to endorphins.

As the nerve endings send their messages to your spinal cord, your body releases endorphins that slow down the next transmission of the pain signal to your thalamus. Relieve pain hypnosis raises your level of endorphins. You can see how the pain message is intercepted in your spinal cord by the increased level of endorphins and the overall pain sensation is mitigated by your body’s natural morphine.

Coupled with this natural relief from pain are the messages that relieve pain hypnosis sends to your subconscious. So as well as the natural physical relief from pain, your subconscious is diminishing your mental reaction to pain. Both the mind and the body are working together to manage pain. As your body actually feels less pain, your mind picks up on the cessation of intense pain and begins to embrace the inner positive messages.

Your subconscious assures you that you are not feeling pain and the release of endorphins ensures that pain is diminished. If you are scheduled for surgery, or know someone else who is, consider surgical recovery hypnosis to accelerate the healing process and manage the pain.

A New York Hypnosis Pain Management Hypnosis session can retrain your mind to:

Enable you to live a Life Free of Chronic Pain

Provide you with the ability to lead a more normal life

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Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person