MIND CONTROL HYPNOSIS
Do you sometimes feel pain in your neck, shoulders, back, legs, or stomach? Worse yet, does the fear of it recurring make the situation worse for you?
Scores of scientific studies attest to the power of the mind and the fact that many illnesses have a psychological component to them. These studies verify that it is possible to control physical responses — such as pain — through use of the mind. Your subconscious mind is powerful. The same way it can cause pain or aggravate illnesses and pain if you are stressed or anxious, it can also lessen or silence discomfort altogether. Case studies consistently show the power of the mind in managing pain by resolving pent-up emotions or just defusing them. This is exactly what medical hypnosis can help you do.
“Hypnosis takes the edge off and makes [patients] feel better. With some, it’s dramatic. It works so well they don’t need pain medicine at all. . . Hypnosis is an astonishingly powerful pain reliever. . . that seems to be useful for virtually every clinical pain problem imaginable.”
– Dave Patterson, MD, University of Washington, Harbor View Burn Center
Through the highly relaxing state of medical hypnosis, you can reduce — or even eliminate — mild to chronic pain. Hypnosis is unsurpassed in its ability to make you feel calm and comfortable again. All medical hypnosis sessions include teaching you self-hypnosis, so that you have the ability to control your comfort level — to relieve pain and boost your comfort level whenever you need to.
“We have shown. . . that hypnosis changes conscious experience in a way not possible when we are not under hypnosis. Our study is a thin edge of a wedge that shows that conscious experience can be changed in a willfully directed way by hypnosis.”
✓ It has been scientifically proven that physical illnesses and pains are often caused by anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma, abuse, fear, and a lack of self-confidence. Many times, resolving these emotions and states will relieve symptoms of illness and pain.
✓ The goal of hypnosis for wellness is to bring the body and mind into a state of homeostasis in which the mind and body are able to restore themselves and function properly. The wonderful thing about hypnosis is that it gets you in touch with yourself so that the healing can start from within.
✓ The use of medical hypnosis to relieve pain and speed healing is found in beginnings of human civilization and the advent of writing. This was well understood by Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine, who himself understood that the mind and body needed to be addressed jointly.
“There is no illness of the body apart from the mind.” — Socrates, 6 BC
It is not possible to list all the afflictions that hypnosis techniques have been able to aid or reverse; however, a few examples include: aches, asthma, blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, fibromyalgia, and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Hypnosis before surgery, including plastic surgery, can also mean less pain after the procedure.
Please note that hypnosis is not a substitute for medical treatment. It is a complimentary tool that may benefit you. Please talk to your doctor. Los Angeles hypnotherapist Sasha Carrion is always open to working with Los Angeles doctors who practice an integrative approach to medicine.