It is natural to experience pain from time to time. It is our body's way of making us aware of that something is wrong or that there is the possibility injury. Usually, the pain lessens and disappears over time as the underlying cause heals. However, on occasions, the pain does not go away and can persist for weeks, months or even years. Chronic pain (pain that has lasted more than six months) can have many causes and may worsen over time as the nerves transmitting the pain signals to the brain become more efficient. Persistent pain can have a significant impact on an individual's daily life. If you are experiencing undiagnosed pain, it is important to consult your G.P. for a formal diagnosis.
We can help to change your perception of the pain messages in order to reduce the intensity by using relaxation and visualisation techniques and by teaching self-hypnosis to assist with pain management. Hypnotherapy can also be used effectively in combination with other forms of pain treatment