You are not your pain. You can make that statement a reality by utilising the powerful tool of hypnotherapy for pain relief.

Pain Management

Relief & Control of Pain

Chronic pain and illness is debilitating, isolating and extremely stressful. Hypnotherapy can harness your ability to retrain neural pathways and develop new patterns in the brain and body, to help you reclaim control and ‘put pain in the back seat’.

There is no single approach or solution to treating and living with chronic pain. The cause and treatment of persistent pain is complex, added to which is the enormous impact chronic pain has on a person’s ability to function effectively in the wider areas of family, social and work life.

When pain persists, your role in managing it becomes important. What you think, feel and do on a day-to-day basis, influences your pain. In order to change your pain state, it is necessary to change your thoughts and emotional responses.

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Hyonotherapy pain anxiety saddleworth

Pain & the Brain

Pain is an output of the brain in response to a perceived threat. It is what alerts us to danger and it acts as a protective mechanism to make us stop. Our brain decides if something is painful or not. This is hard to comprehend because when we feel pain in parts of our body, we believe the pain comes from those parts, but in fact the level of pain we experience is determined by the brain.

Chronic pain sufferers end up feeling as though pain has engulfed their life, feeling helpless and hopeless. The good news is that hypnotherapy can change that. It creates an opening in the prison wall of chronic pain, creating space and the possibility of change and healing.

What exactly in chronic pain?

Pain is considered chronic when it occurs for most days of the week and persists for longer than three months. It includes persistent pain that no longer has an identifiable cause where an original injury has healed, as well as pain from a diagnosed cause such as arthritis, cancer, diabetic neuropathy, shingles, multiple sclerosis, lower back injury, & fibromyalgia. It also includes persistent pain that has no identifiable cause at all.

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hypnotherapy hypnosis saddleworth oldham manchester leeds

Hypnosis for Pain Management

Hypnosis has been used to control pain, including dental surgery, amputations and to the resetting of broken limbs and birthing, hypnosis is excellent for producing analgesia and anaesthesia. The absence of pain is referred to as Analgesia is whereas Anaesthesia means absence of any sensation.

Therapies that address the mind-body link are often recommended for those dealing with long-term pain. Stress and anxiety are frequently a common side effect of pain and can even make the pain sensation feel even more uncomfortable. Perception of physical sensations are linked to how the mind responds to pain.

Many clients chose hypnotherapy to help reduce stress and change, the thought patterns related to pain.

When working with @ Oneness Hypnotherapy you will be assisted in focusing on relaxation and letting go of distracting thoughts.

Hypnotherapy does not eradicate the existence of pain. Hypnosis for pain management helps to manage any fear and anxiety, relating to your pain. It also helps to reduce stress and relax the nervous system to help it become less reactive to pain.

Of course, pain is a signal that something needs attention in our bodies.

It’s vital that when you are considering pain management, you should be fully checked out by your GP before starting a course of hypnotherapy.

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Hypnotherapy pain arthritis cancer


Hypnosis can help with both sudden (acute) and long-term (chronic) pain from cancer, burns, and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also ease the anxiety some people feel before surgery.

How does Hypnosis help to relieve pain?

There are four main strategies used in deep hypnotic pain control. They are:

  • Distraction

  • Re-framing

  • Dissociation

  • Numbing


Hypnotherapy is safe, drug free and also works to support other medical and alternative therapeutic approaches you may be using. @ Oneness Hypnotherapy can help you change

your response to pain and the way you think about pain, you can in fact change your pain state.

Because hypnotherapy is a state of focused concentration it can create and absorb you in a desirable and comfortable state, and your brain can start to pay attention to those feelings instead of pain.

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hypnotherapy saddleworth relaxation