Here in the Twilight country of Forks, in my Bainbridge Island hypnosis office and Seattle hypnosis office I am frequently reminding clients that the words that they use really can hurt. When people say this is really going to hurt or that it is really going to be hard, then the subconscious mind says, “OK, I can make it hurt,” or “I can make this hard.”
Here is what WebMD had to report on April 2, 1010:
Researchers found hearing words that describe pain — such as “excruciating” or “grueling” — activated the areas of the brain that process the corresponding sensation.
Words Alone May Activate Pain Response in the Brain. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can hurt you too, according to new research.
A new study suggests merely saying, “This may hurt a bit,” before receiving a shot may be enough to trigger a pain response in the brain long before any actual pain is felt.
Researchers say the findings may be especially significant for people with chronic pain disorders who tend to speak a lot about their painful experiences with their health care providers. They say those conversations may intensify the activity of the pain matrix in the brain and intensify the pain experience. Read Words Really Do Hurt.
You may already know that I believe that we are always in trance and that hypnosis is all about taking control of the trance that we are in. When we give our self suggestions such as, “This is going to be painful.” Guess what? It is! One of the great things about self-hypnosis is that you can begin changing your thinking and outlook and change the words that you use.
Here at Hypnosis Health Info you can learn hypnosis with the Light Switch self-hypnosis technique and you can also learn how to give yourself hypnotic suggestions. Words don’t have to hurt you, they can be fun!
So, start talking about how fun, easy and joyful things are in your life.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I find fun, ease and joy each day.
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