Try Life Coaching for dealing with emotional pain. If you feel any anger, guilt, grief, bitterness or resentment, you will be suffering because of it. These feelings may also result in physical dysfunction. Louise L Hay (author of ‘You Can Heal Your Life’) explains that illness is often caused by dis-ease. Coaching can help you heal your dis-ease.
If you suffer from physical pain, Coaching can help you come to terms with your pain and finding the best ways of living with pain.
Pain is a signal – a neurological event that must be noticed and interpreted cognitively, and possibly acted upon, before it turns into suffering. It may be a meaningful signal, or it may have little or no value at all. It would clearly be inappropriate to ignore or eliminate a meaningful pain signal that requires action, e.g. when you inadvertently touch something extremely hot, and the pain signal tells you to move your hand away, it would be foolish to ignore that signal. However, in broad terms, pain that cannot be ‘corrected’ can be considered meaningless, and it may be alleviated by hypnotherapy.
The use of hypnotherapy in the control of pain, whether acute or chronic, short-term or on-going, involves either learning not to notice the signal or to notice it less, or learning to interpret it in a more benign way as something that is unimportant. Learning not to notice pain, or to notice it less, can be achieved by learning to notice something else instead, i.e. being distracted by becoming fully absorbed in something else, perhaps something pleasant or comforting, and paying less attention to the pain. The calm state of mind induced by hypnosis facilitates this process, as well as the reduction of suffering by the reinterpretation or redefinition of the negative sensations and emotions, such as anger or fear, aroused by or connected with pain.
More generally, the state of deep mental and physical relaxation that can be achieved in the trance state – including the state of self-hypnosis, which almost anyone can learn – can be extremely beneficial in pain control.
Acupuncture along with herbal medicine is one of the oldest and most established systems of medicine in the world. With a proven track record that dates back some 3500 years. It is extremely effective in the treatment of pain.
Acupuncture is widely used in pain relief clinics, and by an increasing number of GPs, nurses, physiotherapists and other medical professionals to treat physical pain. It has become a recognised therapy, and is endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) who have identified 41 diseases, many of them painful conditions that are treatable with acupuncture.
Pain can be experienced on many different levels, aside from physical pain, we can experience emotional pain such as depression, shock, fear, anxiety and stress which are all painful in their own ways. If left untreated the emotional pain that we may experience may lead to physical pain and illness. Pain in Traditional Chinese medicine is seen as a blockage or disharmony in the natural flow of energy or Qi (pronounced Chi). When there is a disharmonious flow of energy, there will be discomfort that can lead to pain and dis-ease. Acupuncture and herbal medicine is an excellent way of treating pain by rebalancing the Qi and enabling the body to heal it. It is a natural therapy, relatively painless, well established and cost effective.
So if you suffer from pain, be it physical pain such as arthritis, back pain, headaches, digestive pain. Or emotional pain such as grief, anxiety, stress, anger etc., Traditional Chinese medicine may well be able to help.