Pain Control Hypnosis

Hypnosis for pain management has a rich history spanning over two centuries and has demonstrated consistent effectiveness. Despite its longstanding success, many healthcare professionals lack formal training in pain management, leading to challenges in finding effective treatment for chronic pain.

Individuals suffering from chronic pain often encounter difficulty in accessing appropriate care. The scarcity of healthcare professionals trained in pain management can contribute to frustration among both patients and providers. As a result, some healthcare providers may hesitate to address chronic pain concerns, exacerbating the challenges faced by those seeking relief.

Hypnotic pain control is supported by scientific research and is generally safe for most individuals, with few contraindications. However, its effectiveness relies heavily on the competency and experience of the clinical hypnosis practitioner, particularly in tailoring hypnotic methods to address specific pain issues.

For individuals grappling with chronic pain, the quest for effective treatment can be disheartening. Despite seeking relief from various healthcare professionals, many find themselves disillusioned by the lack of sustainable solutions. This frustration often leads to reliance on painkillers, which can entail harmful side effects and the risk of physical and psychological dependency or addiction.


If you’ve been dealing with prolonged pain that hasn’t shown improvement despite various treatments, it’s understandable to feel discouraged and skeptical about the effectiveness of additional interventions—especially one surrounded by misconceptions like hypnosis. You may have encountered situations where healthcare providers offered little hope, leaving you feeling frustrated or disheartened. However, exploring alternative approaches, such as hypnosis, could offer new possibilities for managing your pain more effectively.


Pain medications often come with significant risks and adverse effects. NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Aspirin can lead to bleeding disorders and gastrointestinal complications. Acetaminophen carries the risk of liver damage. Additionally, opioids, despite their pain-relieving properties, are notorious for their addictive nature and potential for respiratory failure, sometimes resulting in fatal outcomes.


In managing chronic conditions like chronic pain, medications often have limitations in fully alleviating or controlling symptoms. Physicians typically assess the balance between a medication’s potential benefits and its associated risks, including common side effects.

One advantage of utilizing hypnosis for pain management is the absence of adverse side effects. Therapists specializing in Pain Control Hypnosis educate patients with persistent pain on techniques to alleviate their physical discomfort without the risk of negative reactions.


Self-hypnosis meditation functions differently from pharmaceutical drugs, which are external agents that affect biochemical and physiological processes when ingested or injected. Instead, self-hypnosis involves internal communication with the unconscious or subconscious mind, which regulates vital biochemical and physiological functions.

Given its nature as an internal self-communication method, self-hypnosis meditation is inherently safe. The unconscious mind rejects suggestions that are consciously or subconsciously perceived as harmful or unacceptable to the individual.

So, there is only a potential upside and no downside to using self-hypnosis to control and relieve persistent pain and discomfort!

You have nothing to lose by trying this approach. It is available in our practice.

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Pain Control Hypnosis should not be regarded as a replacement for thorough medical evaluation, treatment, and care. Instead, it can complement and enhance ongoing medical interventions. In cases where traditional medical options have been exhausted, Pain Control Hypnosis can offer a valuable alternative approach.

Why hypnosis is a natural for pain relief

Hypnosis is a natural tool for helping you manage your pain, because pain comes on without effort, and hypnosis is effortless. Therefore it is time to stop trying to get pain relief and to begin getting pain relief. Hypnosis can help you . . .

  • distract yourself from your pain,
  • change the channel on your pain,
  • transform your pain,
  • disconnect from your pain,
  • reduce your pain,
  • relieve your suffering,
  • improve your functionality so you can do more of the things you want to do,
  • improve the quality of your life.


Dr. Bruce Eimer, our clinical psychologist practices Pain Control Hypnosis and has written a number of books on this form of therapy. If you are interested, they are listed here:

Eimer, B.N. (2008).  Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now! (Second Ed.). Bethel, CT: Crown House.

Eimer, B.N. & Freeman, A. (1998).  Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide. New York: John Wiley.

Eimer, B.N. & Hunter, C. R. (2020).  Taming Chronic Pain: A mindful approach for bringing pain relief. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.


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