Pain is a natural stimulus, both emotional and physical. Pain is an alarm system that warns us of danger; we need pain to survive. That is why it is important to check out what is causing any pain you may experience, as this is your body's way of alerting you so that you take care of yourself.
When the acute pain signal has served its purpose and you have taken the appropriate course of action to find out about the reason, it is time to turn the alarm off. The same is true for chronic pain, when the pain signal does not give you any new information, it is time to turn the signal down or off.
We explore pain through our senses. Anything we can associate with our senses we can change. Using the power of your mind through hypnosis and self-hypnosis enables you to change the sensation of pain and discomfort, and you can
Okka Holthuis studied with one of the masters in the field of Hypnosis and Pain Relief, Daniel F. Cleary. You can listen here to find out what he has to say about pain and how hypnosis can be used to change the perception.
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Some facts about stress:
- WebMD estimates that 75% to 95% of all doctor visits are related to stress
- Up to 75 percent of all time lost in the workplace is stress-related
- 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress
- Stress can also lead to low work performance, sleep issues, absent-mindedness, decreased interest in life, and many other undesirable results
Stress is the body’s natural response to danger or threats. And like pain, we expereince stress though our senses, through the power of our imagination and feelings. The body simply responses to these feelings in the way it knows best.
Don't believe it? Test it out! Use your imagination and think about something you find very worrisome. Go ahead, think about it and feel it right now! Then come back to this article.
What happened? If you really got into that worrisome thought and imagined and felt the situation, you began to feel stressed. And the longer you allowed yourself to stay with that thought, the more stress you felt.
Isn't it amazing how our thoughts and feelings create such a strong physical response? The good news is that the body will respond with relaxation, when we think positive and happy thoughts.
Through hypnosis you can
- overcome stress by addressing some of its underlying causes
- develop more beneficial thought patterns
- learn how to relax when you need it most