NBC Today did an excellent job this morning reporting on the ability of your mind to control pain. They clearly explained the influence of guided imagery and hypnosis and how they can be used for pain control including childbirth. Mind over matter maybe the best medicine after all. I know in my practice as a hypnotherapist, I’ve had great success helping clients prepare for surgery, dental procedures, child birth and other pain issues using hypnotherapy. It usually only takes a few sessions to learn how to use self-hypnosis for these situations. It’s a great story – check it out!