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Hypnotherapy for Pain Management

When we feel pain, it's our natural survival mechanism kicking in, telling us that we've been damaged so we can act fast. Acute pain typically occurs after an injury or illness, and the pain reduces and eventually resolves once the injury has healed. Without this useful reaction our survival would be threatened. However, when pain serves no useful purpose and becomes chronic and persistent, it becomes exhausting and can affect you physically and emotionally, often leading to stress, insomnia and anxiety. Daily activities become difficult and overwhelming and you're unable to enjoy life as you used to.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be effective in pain management as it helps your brain focus on more positive areas of your life, reducing anxiety and, from that, debilitating symptoms.

Why am I experiencing Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is defined as pain that continues for longer than 12 weeks despite treatment and/or medication. We can experience chronic pain for many reasons, for example injury or illness, after surgery, or as a result of other chronic conditions such as diabetes, IBS or fibromyalgia. Chronic pain is created in the brain from stimuli in the affected area. It is intended to bring our attention the problem so that we might solve it, but when we have done everything we can to alleviate the cause, it can become debilitating and reduce our enjoyment of life. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you manage the way your brain reacts to chronic pain, which can help reduce symptoms and start a positive cycle of focusing on other areas of your life.

How does Chronic Pain affects your life?

As well as the discomfort you experience in the affected areas, chronic pain can also give rise to the following symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue and poor sleep
  • Irritability
  • Inability to work or enjoy life
  • Unhelpful coping mechanisms e.g. drinking too much

How does Hypnotherapy help manage pain?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help reduce your general levels of anxiety. We won't dwell on past problems, but instead focus on how you want things to be in your future. As you begin to think and express yourself more positively, it will help reduce your anxiety, and as you feel calmer and less anxious, it can help alter the brain's perception of the pain message. Sessions are consolidated with hypnosis, which helps bring about therapeutic change at a subconscious level. This helps turn down the pain intensity and enable the body's natural pain control mechanism to activate.

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and What to expect in your session thumbnail with Andrew.

Meet Andrew Major

Your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist HPD | DSFH

I understand how the issues of the stress and anxiety can creep up and affect your life. My own journey has had its ups and downs which became the catalyst that led me to invest in myself and train to become a professional therapist to help others transform their mental wellbeing. So, I understand you need support from someone that listens and cares.

Today, I'm an experienced professional and qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and I am passionate about my work. I've helped hundreds of clients like you around the world transform their life by using a powerful combination of solution focused psychotherapy with hypnosis, creating lasting and positive changes to their life so they can reach their true potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Online Hypnotherapy Work for Chronic Pain?

Yes, online hypnotherapy can be an effective option for managing chronic pain. With advancements in technology, virtual sessions allow individuals to access hypnotherapy from the comfort of their own homes. Numerous studies have shown the positive impact of online hypnotherapy on chronic pain management. Hypnotherapy can help in a number of ways, relaxation techniques, visualisation exercises, and suggestions in hypnosis create positive changes in perception to alleviate pain and the stress and anxiety associated with persistent and chronic pain. Online hypnotherapy offers convenience, flexibility, and accessibility, helping you receive the benefits of hypnosis without the need for in-person sessions.

What is hypnotherapy for chronic and persistent pain?

Hypnotherapy for chronic and persistent pain combines solution-focused talking therapy with hypnosis. It can help you manage the ongoing pain and symptoms and reduce ongoing pain by addressing the underlying psychological factors and promoting positive changes in perception which in turn is very effective in reducing the emotional and physical impact of pain so you can reengage with life again.

How does hypnotherapy help with chronic and persistent pain?

Hypnotherapy for chronic and persistent pain focuses on the connection between anxiety, stress, and pain. This approach acknowledges that anxiety and stress can amplify the perception of pain, making it more challenging to manage. By using hypnosis to induce deep relaxation and accessing the subconscious mind, solution-focused hypnotherapy helps reduce anxiety and stress levels. This helps you manage the way your brain reacts to chronic pain, which can help reduce symptoms and start a positive cycle enhancing your ability to cope with it more effectively.

How does anxiety and stress relate to chronic pain?

Anxiety and stress can have a significant impact on chronic pain. When you experience anxiety and stress, your body produce stress hormones that can heighten pain sensitivity and make pain feel more intense. Additionally, anxiety and stress can disrupt sleep, increase muscle tension, and negatively affect mood, all of which can contribute to a heightened perception of pain. Solution-focused hypnotherapy addresses these psychological factors to create a more positive state of mind and alleviate pain.

How does hypnotherapy work with anxiety and stress as part of the pain management process?

Hypnotherapy, particularly the solution-focused approach, works with anxiety and stress as part of the pain management process by helping individuals develop effective coping strategies and achieve a state of deep relaxation.

Through hypnosis, the hypnotherapist guides the individual to access their inner resources and change their perception of pain. This process also involves reframing negative thought patterns, promoting resilience, and fostering a more positive mindset. By reducing anxiety and stress, hypnotherapy can create a foundation for better pain management and overall well-being.

Can hypnotherapy be used alongside other pain management techniques?

Absolutely. Hypnotherapy can be used alongside other pain management techniques to enhance their effectiveness. It can complement traditional medical treatments, physical therapy, mindfulness practices, and other modalities by addressing the psychological aspects of pain. By incorporating solution-focused hypnotherapy into a comprehensive pain management plan, you have the opportunity to holistically address your pain and improve your overall quality of life.

What happens at an initial consultation?

The initial consultation and assessment is one of the most important sessions, the beginning of real focus and change. Together we'll explore what you want to achieve and how many sessions may be required. I'll explain how hypnotherapy works and I'll briefly explore how the mind works in relation to your issues and how if you're willing to make changes, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals. You'll also receive a complimentary guided hypnotic relaxation audio track to listen to at home which sets the wheels in motion for your subsequent sessions.

If you have any queries or questions about Hypnotherapy


With the right support change is possible. Hypnotherapy is tailored to your needs and combines talking therapy with hypnosis to create the long-lasting solutions and change you need. Here's how it works:


It's FREE and we use this time to see if we're a good fit, answer your questions and ensure hypnotherapy is the best approach to achieve your results.


Together we explore your needs and create a personalised treatment plan to achieve the changes you are looking for and we'll get started with individual sessions.


No more living with Anxiety and Stress, as you take control of your thoughts, you gain control over your feelings, actions and behaviours so you live life to the full.



During this call we will:

  • Talk about the problems you're experiencing
  • Explain how to overcome them
  • Tell you how hypnotherapy actually works
  • Explain the best treatments options
  • Answer all of your questions

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