Now I am fortunate to be a hypnotherapist who specialises in pain management (I knew it would come in useful some day!!), so I decided to walk in my clients shoes for a while and refresh my own self hypnosis skills prior to the surgery.
I am constantly reminding my clients that self hypnosis takes practice, like walking and talking did once, so I practiced a little every day, using the visualisation techniques that work for me (of course it is different for everyone).
The surgery day arrived and I was waiting in my hospital bed by 8am as directed. Some 12 hours later I was discharged home with a bandage on my hands a big bag of pain medication and instructions to remove the bandage in a couple of days. I was of course a little anxious to see the results and cautiously took off the bandage and wiggled my fingers – yippee they moved – only a little but they moved – and guess what NO PAIN.
I followed up with physio and exercises and despite some discomfort at times I kept focussed and did not need any pain medication at all. In fact I can report that if anything I just felt the hand was a little tighter than normal and a bit hot (!)
So to all you sceptical folk out there I can report from my experience that self hypnosis for pain management works. I cannot encourage you enough to try it for yourself although I appreciate that you may need the initial assistance of a trained hypnotherapist to find the best visualisation and technique for you, but it is better than pills, has no side effects, is lightweight and easy to carry around and works anywhere!!
May you all be happy and pain free, and in that mode of thought visit my website and register and I will send you a free self hypnosis guide.
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Call Cherie on 07900 352324