Hypnotherapy for pain management
Hypnotherapy has been proven to be effective in the management of acute, chronic and cancer pain.
In order to book a consultation for hypnotherapy for pain management with Sabine Audibert, a diagnosis must be provided by your GP or your consultant for all systemic conditions. Any medications that have been prescribed by your GP or consultant must be continued unless stated otherwise by them. Sabine works alongside other healthcare professionals.
Sabine only see highly motivated clients:
– You must want to really manage your pain
– You must follow advises given during the sessions.
– You are attending sessions with an open positive mind and a willingness to change allowing sessions to affect your life positively
Contact Sabine to find out which treatment will be most suitable for you or to find out more about her expertise.
What is hypnotherapy
Being hypnotised feels like being very relaxed. It is a state of mind that you experience daily. It is similar to day dreaming, resemble your state of mind when you are totally absorbed by a movie that you are watching, or a book that your are reading attentively or even a game that you are playing. You are conscious but all your attention is focused on what you are doing. The outside world does not distract your attention, because it is focused of what you are doing. Well hypnotherapy is just that. You are focused on your experience.
Hypnotherapy use the power of suggestions and other techniques, such as age regression, chair therapy and part therapy to name a few.
A hypnotherapy session start with relaxation techniques to guide you into an hypnotic state, a very relaxed and yet very focused state where your conscious mind is relaxed, which in turn allow your subconscious mind to be more receptive to positive suggestions and other techniques used in hypnotherapy in order to positively change your life.
The conscious mind
It is the part of your mind that is associated with you rational and logical decisions.
You use it on a daily basis.
So when you make a decision, your are using your conscious mind and your will power.
However, it is difficult to maintain resolutions, your promises to self and others and achieve some goals.
This is because of your subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is in control even though we would like to believe that it is the conscious mind that is in control
The subconscious mind
It is the part of your mind where you store your memories from birth. You are not consciously aware of all your memories, but they can suddenly come back to your conscious mind when specific triggers occur. A song may remind you of a time of your life that you have completely forgotten about.
It also stores habits, which are all the things that you have learned over time and that somehow have become a reflex, like driving or playing an instruments. These habits can also emotional habits. These habits will keep going until replaced by more positive ones.
Imagination is part of the subconscious mind and is extremely powerful. When someone imagine something vividly, the subconscious believe it is actually happening for real. This is similar to what happens during a vivid dream or a nightmare: it felt real and resulted in physiological changes such as sweating. More interestingly when someone imagine a positive change occurring again and again, a new neural pathway is created, which allow change to occur easily and smoothly.
Positive and negative emotions and feelings are also in the subconscious mind and are triggered by various stimuli and situations and relate to one’s life story. In fact, people react. It is only when they realise why they reacted in such a way, that they can alter their feelings and emotions. However, they would have to think about it consciously each time, unless they address the cause of their problems, which lies in their memories.
Lastly, it has a protective function. Faced with danger, the flight or fright response occurs. Adrenalin is released, blood flow increase, pupil dilate, etc., so that the individual is ready to fight or run. Its purpose is also to protect us emotionally from traumas and hurtful memories by maintaining habits and reactions that were developed at first as a protective mechanisms and were therefore identified as positive. However, in time, some of these may not be beneficial anymore, and communication with the subconscious mind will allow positive change in the individual’s life.
What can hypnotherapy help with?
- Pain management
- Stop smoking and other addictions
- Manage weight issues
- Anxiety and stress
- Lack of self esteem and confidence
- Behavioural issues
Some myths dispelled:
- You are in control at all time.
- You are not unconscious. On the contrary, you are very focused, your concentration is heightened and yet, you aware of everything occurring around you.
- You cannot be forced to divulge your secrets. Individuals can lie during hypnosis.
- You cannot be stuck in a hypnotic state.
- Anyone can be hypnotised as long as they follow suggestions and go along with them.
Frequently asked questions
Hypnotherapy is safe. However, you should always consult a hypnotherapy registered with the General Hypnotherapy register to be sure that they received a professional training and that they adhere to a code of ethics and Standards.
If you have any mental health conditions, such as clinical depression with suicidal thoughts, bipolar, schizophrenia and so on, I do recommend that you seek treatments from a registered psychologist or similar and that you carry on with any prescription that has been prescribed to you.
Sabine Audibert specialises in pain management, however she does see individuals for issues other than pain. Please contact her via email or telephone so that you can discuss with her options.
Sabine can include stop smoking sessions in her practice but she prefers to refer individuals interested in hypnotherapy as a means to stop smoking to another hypnotherapist.
The hypnotherapy session starts with finding out more about the nature of your problem and how to help you best achieve your goals.
How hypnotherapy works and what hypnosis is not will be discussed in greater detail. After that, If you still have any concerns or fears associated with being hypnotised, please speak freely and further explanations will be given so that, if we proceed, you will be totally confident and relaxed. It is completely understandable to hold some concerns if you have never been hypnotised before.
You will next be invited to sit on a very comfortable and supportive recliner with comfortable arm rests so that you can completely relax. You will then be guided into a hypnotic state and feel very relaxed, even though you will still be aware of everything that is happening around you. However, this will not disturb you at all, on the contrary, the sounds that you hear will help you relax even further while at the same time, your attention will be focusing on the sound of Sabine’s voice and some suggestions and hypnotherapy techniques will be used to help resolve your issues.
Once, this part of the hypnotherapy consultation is finished, Sabine will emerge you from hypnosis. Your experience and learnings from the session will be discussed and advice given if necessary.
It depends on your issue and the positive impact the first hypnotherapy consultation has on your life and issue.
Generally 4 treatments, often supported by self hypnosis or by a tape to listen to, result in a significant and positive change in you life. However, 1 consultation is all it takes in some cases. It all depends on the complexity of the issue and your life style. But be assured that Sabine will do her best so that you attend the least sessions necessary to resolve your issue.
Sabine’s priority is to attain high success rate at the fastest speed, so she will always do her best to help you and have the least sessions possible.
They are the one provided by the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) and the National Guild of Hypnotists.