If you are living with chronic pain your are most likely familiar with the standard pain scale that starts at zero. And, you most likely recognize it’s shortfalls.
Most people living with chronic pain mask the severity of their pain and have learned to live with it. But, rather than focusing on the pain you may experience, why not focus on the comfort?
At Palm Desert Hypnosis I teach you hypnosis pain control techniques that help you to dial back the level of discomfort and I teach you how you can increase your level of comfort.
I encourage you to rate your level of comfort throughout each day. You might be surprised how much difference this can make.
If you are living with chronic pain, give me a call at (760) 219-8079 or send me an email. I am happy to meet with you at Palm Desert Hypnosis or online worldwide.
A special thanks to my colleague Kelley T. Woods
for sharing this Comfort Scale.
The Problem With the Pain Scale When You Live With Chronic Pain
A chronic pain patient’s pain scale is very different from the standardized pain scale. If you want me to rate pain on a scale of 0-10, you have to realize my chronic pain scale 0 is the standardized scale’s 2. On the chronic pain scale, I’m usually at a 6 or 7 when I decide I have to go to ER, which converts to the standard scale’s 8 or 9. You also have to realize I have become very good at hiding signs of pain. I try not to talk about it because I know my friends and family get tired of hearing it. I try not to grimace when the pain hits me because I don’t want to answer questions and discuss my newest pain. I use distraction a lot to help me get through the harder times. I don’t like to draw attention to myself; I don’t want people to feel sorry for me or treat me differently because of my illness. I just want to be seen as “normal,” even though I feel anything but normal.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I give thanks for the comfort and healing in my body.
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