Goldie Hawn knows that mindfulness meditation techniques like self hypnosis can help you to reduce chronic pain by 57%. Here in my Seattle hypnosis can Bainbridge hypnosis offices as well as via Skype I teach people mindfulness meditation hypnosis for pain control. Are you living with chronic pain, cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Disease or other illness? You too can learn to take the suffering out of your body aches and pains with mindfulness hypnosis.
How Goldie’s meditation therapy could help you beat chronic pain: The first in a three part series about the healing power of your own mind
Clinical trials show ‘mindfulness’ meditation
can reduce chronic pain by 57%
Being in pain is not only physical but also a mental battle against the painful sensations, wishing them away and trying to endure them.
But doctors now think that struggling like this actually makes your suffering worse. In fact, the latest medical advances show that accepting and exploring sensations of pain and illness can bring more powerful relief than the most commonly prescribed painkillers.
We do not passively feel pain. The brain processes the information and teases apart the different sensations to try to find their underlying causes in order to avoid further damage to the body. In effect, the mind zooms in on pain looking for a solution. But this ‘zooming-in’ amplifies pain. Over time the brain fine-tunes itself to sense pain more quickly – and with greater intensity – in a futile attempt to avoid it. Brain scans confirm that people with chronic pain have more tissue dedicated to feeling its sensations.
Mindfulness soothes the circuits that amplify secondary pain by dampening an area of the brain called the primary somatosensory cortex (PSC), which contains a ‘map’ of the human body in which nerve cells fire corresponding to pain in a region of your body.
If you feel a lot of pain, this can be clearly seen in a brain scanner – it lights up like a Christmas tree. The PSC’s nerve firing is modulated by a great many other brain regions too, however, and they are affected by emotions, so anxiety or stress can prime the PSC and make it more sensitive to pain signals.
But if you are a meditator, with reduced stress and anxiety and better coping mechanisms, you get the initial pain spike but it fades to nothing very quickly – and this too can be seen on a brain scanner.
Learn mindfulness hypnosis so that you can reduce stress, anxiety and chronic pain. Self hypnosis can help you to end the struggle and suffering experienced with chronic pain and illness. Your own mind has remarkable healing powers that we are only beginning to understand.
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