Pain Management

painmanagemntMany people suffer from pain, finding little or no relief from pain medications. Some aspects of pain are mental — and no, that doesn’t mean it’s “all in your head.” What it does mean is that through the use of your powerful subconscious, you can have more control over your discomfort than you may have believed possible.

Hypnosis can be very effective in dealing with both long term and acute pain, from a variety of causes.

In a 2007 article, authors Gary Elkins, Mark P. Jensen, and David R. Patterson reviewed 13 studies of the efficacy of hypnosis compared to other modalities for pain management. The studies looked at varied conditions. Cancer, low-back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sickle cell disease, temporomandibular pain and disability-related pain were included, with hypnosis showing moderate and significant results in 12 of the 13 studies.

You may be able to manage your discomfort with less pain medications — or possibly without medications at all!

The number of sessions will vary based on your circumstances.

In addition to my initial training, I have taken coursework with Don Goodman, CHt, Certified Biofeedback Specialist and Licensed Clinical Psychologist, on faculty at UCLA as Clinical Professor and Lecturer. Additional courses with Ken Dubner, CHt., and John Melton, CHt. both long term instructors at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

Note: Hypnotherapy can block sensations that may be important clues for diagnosing and treating conditions.  As a result, pain management usually requires a referral from your health care provider.