Back pain, immobility, migraines – which of these conditions do you know from yourself or from your patients and clients?

What starts out as a temporary problem can become entrenched in the long term, and if we are honest: Today’s way of life does the rest. For many people, pain has become an unnoticed and unnoticeable part of everyday life. Sitting for hours on end or doing physically demanding work – in many professions the body is subjected to one-sided strain. The result is pain in the back, neck, joints and head.

Pain can become chronic in the long term, partly due to the resulting avoidance of pain. Pain therapy facilities can probably tell you a thing or two about it.

Many sufferers resort to pain medication to relieve their symptoms. However, in most cases this is only a short-term solution, as tolerance to the active ingredients builds up over time or side effects occur.

As in dentistry, which we wrote about in the previous article, the same applies to pain therapy: more is not always better. Ideally, the aim is to eliminate the causes or find sustainable solutions that do not cause even more problems.

Hypnosis in pain therapy – scientifically proven?

Hypnosis is a promising treatment method that has been used for a long time and in many cultures to support people on their healing journey. Hypnotherapy also provides good services in conventional medicine, especially in the field of pain therapy. Reason enough to take a closer look at this hypnotherapy:

Clinical studies on acute and chronic pain as well as neurophysiological studies in the laboratory have shown that hypnosis is more effective than placebo treatments and that it has measurable effects on activity in areas of the brain known to be involved in pain processing.¹ The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief is now well documented.

As a training institute for hypnotherapists and therapists, our aim is always to deliver the best possible results for our graduates and their clients and patients. And also to permanently increase the level and verifiability of the effect of the OMNI method. In view of this, we have also become involved in research ourselves. In HypnoScience®, a joint research project with the University of Zurich, we are aiming for a high-quality investigation of the neurophysiological correlates of hypnosis and its sub-states. Such projects are milestones for the establishment of hypnosis in therapy and in the academic environment. The scientific publication of the results is still pending, but the researchers involved are already impressed by the robustness of the data collected.

Why are we doing this?

We bear responsibility and are aware of this. We have trained over 16,000 people in the OMNI method in recent years. These people use our method successfully in their therapeutic practices, in coaching, at the request of patients or in sport. You can work out for yourself how many people worldwide benefit from hypnosis, even in the context of pain, if we assume just 2 sessions per week … So the quality has to be right!

What does hypnotherapy look like in pain therapy?

The OMNI method is super practical at this point: it is standardized and easy to learn – even in parts online if desired. Hansruedi Wipf has published a new video on this subject. Clinic staff or practice employees can therefore complete the hypnosis training according to their own time availability and immediately apply OMNI hypnosis in their field of work .

When using hypnosis in pain therapy, we always go back to the source – because in addition to the classic factors described above, there is also a trigger for pain, the ISE. Through the emotional resolution of the causative event or the neutralization of an experienced trauma, classical pain therapy can be optimally accompanied by hypnosis, pain conditions can be improved or completely resolved and medication can be reduced or even stopped altogether.

A relief for therapists and their clients .

More information about hypnotherapy and how the OMNI hypnosis training is structured can be found via the OMNI Hypnosis Academy test access. Simply register here free of charge and get started.

¹Jensen, M. P., & Patterson, D. R. (2014). Hypnotic approaches for chronic pain management: Clinical implications of recent research findings. American Psychologist, 69(2), 167-177.

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