Hypnosis is a tool that offers considerable leverage in changing behaviours and experiences related to pain. (1)
We believe that a clear understanding of the nature of pain, and an awareness of the evidence that hypnotic techniques can help, is an excellent step towards freedom from unnecessary suffering. It helps provide a sense of control. It enables you to take responsibility for your well-being.
Tales of seemingly miraculous relief of pain have been associated with hypnosis from antiquity to the present time.
A meta-analysis of controlled trials of hypnotic analgesia indicates that hypnosis can provide significant relief for 75% of the population. (2)
The effect is largest for those who are highly suggestible, but is also relatively large for moderately suggestible people.
Because hypnotic pain control includes a placebo element, almost everyone can experience a reduction in pain through suggestive techniques.
Pain has a 'sensory / physical component', and an...
Actually it has started already, with pre-conference workshops.
Today Freddy Jacquin is running a new, practical workshop about hypnosis skills that anyone can use in everyday life.
Then tomorrow things really kick off properly, with three days of lectures. There are three tracks of lectures running simultaneously, so like a music festival, you have to make some hard decisions about which to attend.
I am on Friday at 10.45 with my new lecture 'The Self-Hypnosis Laboratory.'
Then on Saturday evening at the gala dinner I am giving a keynote address. Excited about that!
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