The proverb "no pain, no gain" just is not true. Reflect on all of the times pain has hindered you from engaging in activities that you enjoy - perhaps fishing, running, playing tennis and even sitting can be impossible when you're in great pain. Have you gained anything from missing out on memories?

However, the saying that "Pain is all in your head" can, often, be true. If that is the case, then the cure is all in your head, too. With hypnosis, pain can fade away. Despite what you may think, hypnosis is simply a mental state where messages can connect with the unconscious more easily. The state of hypnosis is characterized by deep relaxation. In fact, with regular practice of a hypnotherapy pain elimination regimen, you will find yourself much more serene over all.

Pain indicates that something in your body is amiss. So pain is technically a positive thing. But once you have your doctor check you out to make sure that the pain is not signaling a harmful condition such as a tumor, it is time to manage or even eliminate the pain.

There is no danger in a self-hypnosis pain relief program. You can't "get stuck" in a hypnotic state. The worst that could possibly happen when you use hypnotherapy for pain elimination is that you could fall into a natural state of sleep for 20 or 30 minutes- think of all of the nights that discomfort has kept you from sleeping!

This isn't to say that a self-hypnosis pain management system is the same as sleep, which is the major misconception about hypnosis. When you are asleep, you are unconscious. If you are unconscious, then you can't hear anything. If you can't hear anything, then the hypnotherapist can't help you. In truth, hypnosis is actually a state of keen awareness.

Despite being consciously aware of everything, self-hypnosis pain management programs can help both mental and physical causes and introduce many effective avenues to eliminate pain. Drugs only block the reception of the physical feeling of pain on a temporary basis, but self-hypnosis pain regimens can actually reduce the amount and strength of pain signals that you perceive. You can literally reprogram your body to distribute less pain-inducing chemicals to your receptors. This means that you can use fewer pain-killing drugs, or in many cases no drugs at all.

Endorphins are opiate-like compounds that are created in the brain. They are the chemicals that cause athletes to get a high when they workout intensely. Using hypnotherapy, you can also learn how to program your brain to make pain-relieving endorphins on demand and then distribute them to the painful part of your body where they are needed.

Thanks to endorphins, the brain is capable of inducing analgesia, which is a light anesthesia, as well as full anesthesia (numbness). Medical journals are full of reports both in pre-anesthesia days, as well as in modern times, when invasive surgery has been done under hypnoanesthesia.

Hypnosis can also be used to program the mind to direct your attention away from pain, and that will help you perceive far less discomfort. Further, self-hypnosis pain management CDs can help our mind recognize and comprehend that the pain is present, but not to let us feel it. A qualified hypnosis pain relief professional will know how to fully address additional hypnotic suggestions that will lead to your recovery.

A highly effective hypnosis pain remedy lies in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP. No doubt that after dealing with chronic pain, you may be doubtful that a self-hypnosis pain program will work. In a lot of cases, NLP techniques actually work better for modern thinkers than traditional hypnosis does because it was developed for people like you who are taught to question and analyze everything. When we analyze, we tend to put up barriers to the acceptance of post-hypnotic suggestions.

Stressful feelings always make us perceive far more pain than we are actually experiencing. One of the most powerful NLP patterns for eliminating anxiety is known as the "Flash." This technique reprograms the mind to use mental images that create stress to actually trigger thoughts that create feelings of relaxation in their place. After you have tried this practice, it will be impossible, or at least very difficult to think the thoughts that upset you, because your unconscious will instantly and automatically exchange them in a Flash for thoughts that relax you instead.

Pain relief and self hypnosis go hand in hand. If you're tired of coping with prescriptions that leave you in no condition to drive or to fully experience life, or worse, of living with the shooting, stabbing or throbbing pulsations of discomfort, a hypnosis pain elimination program can offer safe, natural and instantaneous relief.

Author's Bio: 

Alan B. Densky, CH has been helping people with self hypnosis pain management since 1978. A distinguished authority in the hypnotherapy field, he offers headache and migraine hypnosis & NLP CDs and free hypnotherapy resources on his Neuro-VISION website.