Hypnosis has been used as a device for Pain Control for hundreds of years. There are inscriptions that survive from Ancient Egypt that demonstrate how what we would today consider as 'hypnotic' techniques were used as a means of controlling pain (Stam and Spandos 1982). More recently, Spanish surgeon Dr Angel Escudero was able to demonstrate that rather than using aneasthesia, hypnosis could be used to block the perception of pain during surgical procedures.  

 

HYPNOTHERAPY IS POPULAR AS AN ADJUNCT TO OTHER METHODS OF PAIN CONTROL (Faymonville et al 2000 and Jensen et al 2006) FOR THE FOLLOWING

  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Functional dysmenorrhea
  • General pain management
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Oncology
  • Psychosomatic pain

 

Cognitive Hypnotherapy Treatment Plan for Pain Control

  1. Psychoeducation: The neurophysiology of pain control
  2. Cognitive Hypnotherapy for co-occuring conditions (eg Depression, Anxiety)
  3. Hypnotherapy for Pain Control
  4. Hypnotherapy for Pain Control
  5. Mindfulness for Pain Control
  6. Self-Hypnosis Techniques for Pain Control

Fee: £75 for first appointment; all subsequent appointments £65

Location: Southwark (Waterloo) and Covent Garden