Hypnosis is often thought to be a therapy that only affects the mind, but as mind and body are inseparably joined, hypnosis can also help physical ailments. The popular assumption that hypnosis is only useful for weight reduction and stopping smoking is very much mistaken; there are many more possibilities. Hypnosis has a definite and pervasive effect on our physical well-being, and it is generally accepted that if we feel unhappy, stressed or overworked, our health may suffer.
Psychological pressure causes propensity for minor illnesses, like colds etc., and recent research, suggests that mental factors play a part in the development of many serious diseases. Sufferers from chronic complaints such as arthritis, rheumatism, digestive upsets and back problems, often find that symptoms of discomfort and pain will worsen when they are low in spirits. While we still have incomplete and imprecise knowledge of how bodily illnesses are connected with the workings of the mind, we do know hypnosis promotes mental changes that lead to improvements in wellness.
Trance acts effectively as a bridge between the mind (psyche) and body (soma). Psychosomatic complaints are a condition where no organic cause for ill-health can be found. The throwaway line “its all in your mind” is casually used, seeming to pre-suppose that people consciously choose to have psychosomatic illnesses and that they are not “real”. They are just as real, just as painful, even to the point of being life-threatening. Generally we have no more conscious choice in psychosomatic complaint than we do in organic maladies.
The spread of complaints that doctors ascribe to emotional, psychological influence is vast, some estimating that psychosomatic causes account for up to 70% of all reported sickness. Leslie Le Cron, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and hypnotherapist, lists these, amongst others, as being diseases that can be psychosomatic: asthma, emphysema, colds, sinusitis, peptic ulcers, headaches including migraine, menstrual difficulties and infertility, arthritis and skeletal pain, goes on to include many other common ailments. The very wide range suggests that the mind plays a major part in all illnesses, and that separating them into purely physical or purely mental is virtually impossible.
All forms of pain can be worked with; the degree of success is dependent on finding a fitting approach (a “Key”) for each unique human. The body’s production of its natural pain killer endorphins can be increased with trance, relieving severe pain that even narcotic drugs may not budge, and having no toxic or addictive side effects. Endorphins are known to be some 6 times more powerful than morphine. There is no risk of overdose or damage to other organs, and physical and mental functions are free from impairment.
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