HOPE Coaches use Mindful Hypnosis to Help with Chronic Pain and Illness
The “Pain is in the Brain” is not a new idea for pain management physicians, brain researchers and monks. Just about everyone else misunderstands pain. The FDA’s new prescribing guidelines for opioids has people living with chronic pain and their doctors shaking their heads. HOPE Coaches invite you to consider the benefits and advantages of utilizing self-hypnosis as a supplement to your medical care.
It has been a mere 9 years since Newsweek magazine featured the “New Science of Mind and Body” on its cover (9/27/04). This is quite amazing when we consider that the evidence for the mind-body connection has long been well established and is self-evident.
Pain clinicians and doctors who diagnose and treat chronic pain patients are often surprised to learn that hypnosis and self-hypnosis training is empirically supported for subjective pain relief, reducing fears and anxieties, and stress reduction...but they are!
There is a long history of misconceptions about the practice and nature of hypnosis that the media has and continues to perpetuate. As a result, many people believe that being hypnotized means losing control when, in fact, hypnosis is about helping you take control.
What is Mindful Hypnosis?
Mindful hypnosis is a support modality. HOPE Coaches do not diagnose, analyze or treat pain or illness; we do teach you self-help techniques to alter perceptions, beliefs and expectations. These process-focused approaches help you change the way that you react to the everyday stressors in your life and to your painful signals. In addition to enhancing your coping skills and abilities, mindful hypnosis can help you stop smoking, manage weight, or even reduce or eliminate pre-operative fears and post-operative pain.
What you can expect in a typical hypnosis session
Sessions begin with an intake/pre-talk that insures you have been evaluated by a licensed health care professional if appropriate and also explores your beliefs and expectations. HOPE Coaches help you change unhealthy beliefs and manage expectations while suggesting how to get the most out of your session.
HOPE Coaches utilize an approach that will maximize your experience, teach you mindful hypnosis and give you a post-hypnotic cue for re-entering hypnotic “states”. Lastly, care is taken to reinforce the session by motivating you to practice the self-help techniques you learned.
Hypnosis: Real Relief from Chronic PainMichael Ellner, certified medical hypnotist and self-help coach, joins Dr. Mike to discuss how you can use hypnosis and other mind-body techniques to live a healthy, pain-free life:
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