Why we feel pain
When we sustain an injury or have a system disfunction, the nervous system sends a message to the part of the brain called the amygdala. The amygdala recognises the signals as a threat and activates the freeze, flight or fight signals. It produces pain as a protector as it is trying to preserve you. This is a useful pain as it stops us hurting ourselves even further. The initial pain is described as acute pain which usually subsides after care and treatment and disappears completely within 6 months.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is the pain that continues past 6 months. Some people suffer chronic pain without any history of injury or apparent body damage. Why is this?
Neuroscience now reveals that the brain and the nervous system can become wired to make the body feel continuous pain, in other words the nervous system has ‘learned’ these sensations and forms a habit of sending out pain signals even though there are no signs of structural or tissue damage. When the pain signal is amplified and our sensory information increases, we typically go into freeze, fight or flight mode. Usually, with pain there is no need to run so our instinctive response is to freeze. We brace ourselves which creates tension in the muscles and it generates anxiety and fear.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Using hypnosis we can interrupt and change the messages that are causing the pain signals. At Hilary Crundwell Hypnotherapy I have a variety of tools to do this. I have recently learned a new protocol for pain called the Arrow technique, taught by Freddy Jacquin. This technique has given hundreds of sufferers complete freedom from pain. If you would like freedom from your pain, please call me now. 07735 508361.
I don’t want to make money from your pain so my session is free. What have you got to lose but your pain?