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Hypnosis for Pain Relief & Management

Are you looking for a way to reduce the symptoms of pain?

Pain is a signal telling you that something needs attention and should be reviewed by a medical practitioner.  Once that has been done and you have worked with the medical design, if you are still finding after this you are suffering a degree of discomfort or pain then hypnotherapy is something to consider for pain relief and for chronic conditions it can assist with pain management.

Studies show that more than 75% of people with arthritis and related diseases experience significant pain relief using hypnosis.  There are many other research articles out there that acknowledge the benefits of working with hypnosis to reduce pain.

Learning to Relax with Hypnosis

Hypnosis is designed to help you, relax, de-stress and support your body in healing.  Some of the benefits from Hypnosis are better sleep, more relaxed, less tension and stress.

If you have recovered from a pain-related condition and still have residual pain

or if you have a condition that causes you pain and you are medicated to help reduce that pain, why not consider the benefits of seeing a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

A good Clinical Hypnotherapist can assist your unconscious mind in knowing the pain signal has been medically treated and that it can now switch off the pain signal providing there is nothing else that needs a medical review or that it is safe to reduce the pain in a chronic condition.

At Clover Institute we train our graduates to become exceptional Clinical Hypnotherapists.  They are comprehensively trained in areas such as habit, pain, childbirth, infertility and a range of medical, emotional and self-identity areas.  As well as their hypnosis training, they receive comprehensive training in teaching the client how to de-stress, sleep better and techniques to relieve pain issues.   The body is a natural healer if a client can rebuild good sleep and relax the body will be able to heal itself much faster.

Self-Hypnosis is a tool that can assist in pain relief.  You can learn how to bring the level of discomfort or pain down and manage any fear or anxiety you may feel is related to that pain. It relaxes you, and it redirects your attention from the sensation of pain.  This can be achieved through hypnosis.  Sessions are usually an hour long.  In the session, the Clinical Hypnotherapist will take down information such as your medical history, medications and other information that assists them in designing the right program for you.

Practice Makes Perfect

Clinical Hypnosis is not a one session miracle, based on your condition the Clinical Hypnotherapist can assess an estimate of sessions which ends up being somewhere between 4 to 10, depending on the work needed.  The self-Hypnosis training is usually given to clients after a session review and when the therapist believes the client can work with that tool on their own.  This is then a tool a client can use between sessions.   Remember some people benefit faster and others not at all. The goal of teaching clients self-hypnosis is so they can use it on their own when pain strikes.

Some practitioners create recordings for clients they can play to lead themselves into the hypnotic process or write out the script for them to record themselves in their own voice.

Learning self-hypnosis takes practice, and some people learn it more easily than others. Practice when you feel little or no pain; when you’re in a lot of pain, it can be harder to do.

Hypnosis with Children

Hypnosis is a tool you also can give a child to help him take control. When they feel pain, they can do something about it immediately without having to wait until mom gets there with the pills or for the pills to take effect. Having hypnosis as a tool also helps eliminate the stress that comes from not having control or fear of losing control.

For children, a practitioner will assess the same as an adult, design a program to suit their needs and create a self-help program built around a story, where the child is able to use their imagination to relax, imagine and relate to the story, such as a magical journey, a healing garden, an adventurous story or perhaps a story where the bodies healing energy relieves pain and relaxes their body and mind.

Is Hypnosis Right for You?

Some people respond to hypnosis better than others.  You won’t know unless you give it a try.  There are no side effects and if it doesn’t work for you, you can stop at any time.  But many people report a significant reduction in pain and gain a simple tool for easing pain and they can use that tool when they need to.

To find a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, ask your doctor for a referral or contact Clover Institute for a graduate in your area.

Ph: 02 95509673  or Email:

Rhondda Stewart
Rhondda has a long and distinguished career spanning decades, including winning the Educator of the Year Award 2004 from the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (USA). To find out more about Rhondda and her achievements, please click bellow.
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