Learn how to ease pain

Through Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT), you can learn many new skills including how to ease pain with your clients.  From time to time, we can all experience those annoying little aches and pains in life which can be frustrating and tiresome. From those sports’ injuries we incur during training regimes through to niggling issues which can sometimes make us feel a bit low.

Senior instructor on the hypnotherapy course and Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner David Mclean, based in Edinburgh, aims to try to help people who may be experiencing certain types of pain.

“Pain can be a very subjective experience for an individual and we aim to try to help people who may be feeling some discomfort,” says David. “We always provide a full and detailed explanation of how the therapy can help in a free initial consultation.  These are the skills you will learn on the fun and vibrant course.

David explains that pain messages travel into the brain where they are interpreted into uncomfortable sensations and feelings.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy aims to interrupt the pain signal with positive thinking techniques so the pain can then be eased. One of the main aims of each session is to focus on positivity to try to reduce the client’s stress levels.

David explains we all live alongside our very own metaphorical “stress bucket” which can start to fill when we experience stressful events or negative thinking.

David teaches a combination of positive thinking techniques and trance to help reduce feelings of stress levels which, in turn, can help us to cope better when faced with some types of pain.  This, in turn, allows our students to have confidence and competence in delivering this therapy on their own.

“Obviously people with chronic conditions and any ongoing type of pain should, if they haven’t already done so, see a fully qualified doctor,” explains David.

“Where Solution Focused Hypnotherapy may be able to help is by helping someone to focus on calming, relaxation techniques,” says David. “We believe a relaxed positive state of mind encourages the production of serotonin, which is the naturally produced chemical that helps us cope with life.”

“Serotonin can, in turn, interrupt pain signals being received in the brain. It is known as ‘pain gate theory’ as we are aiming to close a gate on the pain signal itself. Part of our training is to be able to work alongside a client’s GP should they feel it appropriate for us to do so,” says David.

David is the Senior Instructor on the Edinburgh course, a practicing hypnotherapist and the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

For more information please visit http://cphtedinburgh.co.uk/ or call direct on 0131 235 2303.

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