The experience of pain is a symptom of some physical hurt, disorder, affliction or distress in the mind or body. Pain is the body’s way of letting you know there is a problem which needs to be addressed. It is a warning system designed to help keep you safe!
The mind/body connection is truly a marvellous and mysterious thing. When it comes to pain your brain interprets electrical signals from the body which you sense as discomfort or agony depending on the level of the affliction.
The more acute the pain you feel the more you will know that assistance is needed and will most likely seek a remedy. Therefore, as a warning system pain does its job most effectively!
As pain is the mind’s interpretation of signals sent from the body you can easily see that the mind has control over the sensations more so than the body.
NLP and hypnosis have been used for a long time now to change or alter how the brain interprets outer and inner signals.
How you view the world, your environment, other people and your relationship to all of them can be manipulated through the use of these powerful mind tools. Likewise, how your brain interprets the internal signals sent from your body can also be manipulated.
It is possible to reduce the feelings of pain quite considerably through the use of hypnosis and NLP and in some cases even eliminate the feelings completely. Obviously it is not advisable to try to remove the body’s ability to create pain as it is a warning system.
However, sometimes pain is unnecessary as we are aware of the problem and taking measures to rectify it yet the feelings of pain remain.
In such occasions removing these painful feelings is very advantageous as it leads to relief and the removal of major discomfort.
So what is NLP?
NLP is the abbreviation for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP uses a set of models and principles to describe the relationship between mind and language. In earlier times of our history the medical establishment was extremely dubious about the effectiveness of hypnosis as a pain-relief treatment.
However, the medical community are now of the opinion that hypnosis does indeed help in controlling pain and it is therefore offered as a conventional treatment in many hospitals around the world.
Through use of trance, creating by a skilled hypnotist, it is possible to use NLP techniques to greatly reduce the feelings of pain and the discomfort they cause. In fact hypnosis is so effective at doing this that many women chose to enter the child birth stage of pregnancy with no drugs using only hypnosis to reduce the pain and physical trauma that usually ensues.
If you are suffering from pain that is debilitating and are already seeking medical help for the condition causing the pain then you may want to try a hypnotic approach for pain-reduction.
Just be sure to seek a competent, trained hypnotherapist or ask your medical professional for advice on the matter.