Psychosomatic pain means mind (psyche) and body (soma). Medically, this disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to be made worse by stress and anxiety.
As a Clinical Hypnoherapist, I have worked (having received a Medical Referral) with many clients suffering physical pain. From migraine, neck pain, foot pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel pain, stomach pain and more. Basically pain is pain.
As an example of how hypnotherapy sessions work with this, I shall tell you the story of a client named “A”. I was working with “A” on her severe shoulder pain. After several MRI scans, there was nothing to be seen that was medically wrong. Subsequently, having obtained a medical referral, we began working on transforming the pain sensation into comfort.
During our sessions, I spoke directly with the pain part in her shoulder. Having this pain made “A” feel stuck, restricted, tired, embarrassed and that there was something wrong with her. This triggered her to feeling sad and withdrawn and did not socialize as much as she had wanted to. After 3 hypnotherapy sessions, the pain had significantly reduced and she started to go out more. On our 4th session, she came back to see me and shared that she now had a pain in her foot. She now believed this to be psychosomatic.
A part of her wanted to hold onto this pain and found a way to manifest in the body moving from the shoulder to the foot. After a further session, her body felt comfortable and healthy allowing her to live the life she had always wanted to live knowing that there was nothing wrong with her. She was healthy, normal and proud to be herself, her true self, giving herself permission to go out there and socialize and have fun.
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