Living with a chronic pain condition can be exhausting. It can affect someone's every waking thought, make them feel depressed, anxious and feel like they can never enjoy life.
It can often make it difficult to sleep well, to feel energised and can hold people back from doing everyday activities in case it makes things worse. Sufferers of chronic pain can also become withdrawn and angry, which can also affect relationships and work. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help people to manage their pain conditions, helping them to reconnect with their lives once again.
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Chronic pain conditions are health issues that cause pain which lasts longer than a few months. This type of longer-term pain is very different from the acute type of pain we may experience at the time and directly after an injury. Longer term pain conditions may include things such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or chronic muscular/nerve/skeletal pain such as sciatica or neuralgia. It can also include shorter term pain that repeats regularly over the course of several months, such as in the case of migraines or cluster headaches.
For those who have been diagnosed with long-term pain problems, as well as experiencing physical symptoms, living with pain can also have a huge negative impact on mental health, affecting relationships, work and daily activities. Stress and anxiety can exacerbate the symptoms of pain, and many inflammatory conditions are made worse by high levels of stress, causing a negative cycle of physical discomfort and emotional distress.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with chronic pain conditions. It can help people to learn to manage their physical symptoms and reduce anxiety and stress levels, which will have a positive affect on their symptoms. Hypnotherapy can also help improve confidence and self-esteem, which can be negatively impacted by living with long-term pain. It can also help people to sleep better, enabling them to cope more effectively with the impact of living with pain, enabling them to manage their condition more effectively and to start enjoying life again. It can also help sufferers of long-term pain by helping them to feel more in control of their lives, also helping them to cope better with side effects of strong medications or to undergo physiotherapy or other treatments, which can often make dealing with a long-term condition more challenging.
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