Introduction to Pain Management
One of the very first uses of hypnosis was pain management. And, indeed, hypnosis can be used in a variety of pain management situations, including birthing, treatment of burns, pre-and postoperative, dental, as well as working with terminally ill patients.
But one of the fascinating areas of hypnosis with pain management is dealing with psycho somatic or non-physical symptoms. The mind is very powerful and can create physical pain or other symptoms. In hypnosis we can eliminate this psycho somatic pain. Once we understand the cause of it.
In this unit, we will look into some of the traditional uses of pain management although we will get into them in more depth in future units.
We will look at the difference between psychosomatic and physical pain and how you can treat both of them. We'll also look at some theories behind psychosomatic pain such as body syndromes and the correlation between symptoms and language.
We will also take a peek into the always fascinating world of the chakras.
By the end of this unit students will:
•Be able to identify and define psychosomatic, psychogenic and psychosuggestic pain
•Understand the difference between chronic and acute pain
•Be able to list under what conditions we do not remove pain
•Be able to list the conditions under which we can remove pain
•Understand the physical considerations and contraindications to working on pain
•Understand how to do a basic pain management interview
•Know different approaches to working with physical versus psychological pain
•Be able to recognize the symbolism between language and symptoms
•Understand and be able to give examples of the placebo effect
•be able to utilize the placebo effect in hypnosis
•Understand and be able to give examples of the nocebo effect
•Be able to identify the 7 chakras, as well as the body areas , emotional issues and
symptoms associated with each
•Be aware of healing activities for each of the 7 chakras
Note: there is 1 hour and 40 minutes of video in this unit