Hypnosis for Chronic Pain

Updated: Nov 19, 2018

Hypnotherapy for chronic pain

Chronic Pain can be one of the hardest things to live with, effecting your mood, relationships, mobility, sleep and ability to work. Clinical trials confirm that hypnotherapy can be a very effective tool in reducing pain levels in people with chronic pain. There is physical evidence that hypnosis works to alleviate chronic pain, and medical imaging studies have shown that hypnotic therapy influences all of the cortical and neuro-physiological processes that underline pain. Current scientific research shows that hypnotherapy treatment causes both pain perception thresholds, and pain tolerance levels, to be strikingly increased. 

All sorts of things create chronic pain: arthritis, fibromyalgia, TMJ dysfunction, diabetic neuropathy, shingles, multiple sclerosis or back issues. How we focus our attention can have a significant impact on our experience of pain. Research shows the more we can divert our attention from pain, the less signal we create in our pain pathways.

With hypnotherapy we will work with your unconscious to bring about change. By speaking with the unconscious we will retrain your relationship to pain – and therefore the pain itself. The brain is plastic and therefore you can create significant change.

Hypnotherapy for chronic pain

Chronic pain and illness is isolating and extremely stressful. Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that helps you manage your pain enabling you to take back control over your pain and your life by enabling you to change your thoughts and emotional responses to both your pain and to external factors. This will assist you to retrain neural pathways and calm down your central nervous system, helping you lay down new templates of response in the areas of the brain responsible for determining the pain experience.  Science has discovered that thoughts, emotions and physical movement create chemical reactions in our body, which either calm or amplify our central nervous system. By changing your response to pain and the way you think about pain, you can in fact change your pain state.

Diana will guide you through hypnotherapy and also provide you with self help tools to assist with pain management and encourages a multi disciplinary approach:

  • Nutritional  support to restore important biochemical balance 

  • Bodywork: Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Trigger Point Massage; and

  • Physical movement and exercise that is designed specifically to retrain your body

Call if you wish to discuss whether hypnotherapy is suitable for you:

Contact Diana Joy

Balmain Hypnotherapy



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