Are you experiencing acute or chronic pain? You’re not alone; you’re actually one of about 50 million U.S. adults. Living with chronic pain can range from annoying to debilitating. It can come and go as it pleases or it can be a constant unforgiving enemy.
Unfortunately, this type of recurring pain can also have a negative effect on one’s mental health, with increased cases of anxiety and depression. Some studies have shown that those living with chronic pain are four times more likely to have depression or anxiety than those without pain.
Recurring or chronic pain can also change the levels of stress hormones and neurochemicals in the brain, which can negatively impact mood and behavior. Additionally, sleep and appetite can be disrupted causing fatigue and unwanted weight changes. To top it off, many of those experiencing chronic pain find it more difficult to go to work or school or complete common household tasks.
Pain is commonly treated with medication but there are also alternative treatments out there that can be used as replacements, or in conjunction with medication. One of these treatments is hypnosis. With hypnosis and the subconscious mind, clients can learn how to manage pain, both physical and mental, with visualizations and relaxation. In a hypnosis trance, clients can develop an imaginary pain switch and utilize peaceful redirection with scenes of a beautiful beach or a calming garden.
Try hypnosis today at Victress, A Wellness Center for Women, and add it to your pain management toolkit, so that you can start living your life again to its fullest!
Victress’ vision, as a south suburban behavioral health center, is to empower every woman and girl that enters its doors, providing each with the tools and skills necessary for accomplishing her own unique set of goals. To schedule an appointment, please call 708-428-2527 or visit www.victresswellness.com.