Chronic Pain, a diagnosis resulting from arthritis, back pain, recurring migraine and a multitude of other reasons can have a profound effect on a person’s day to day life when it goes untreated.
People dealing with ongoing pain become irritable, short-tempered and impatient and with good reason. After a while pain wears a person down, draining their energy and sapping their motivation. Eventually many people with chronic pain develop depression-like symptoms such as lack of interpersonal interaction, difficulty concentrating on simple tasks which may lead to seeking isolation and quiet.
‘28 million people in the UK are living with chronic pain.’
An article by the National Council for Hypnotherapy explains how self-hypnosis plays such an important role in the treatment of chronic pain as well as the value of this easy to learn technique.