Pain management for hypnotherapists

Pain management for hypnotherapists


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Video duration: 3 hours 16 minutes
Manual size: 75 pages


Learn to effectively work with pain management clients

Having a good understanding of the theory and practice of pain management can help you assess your clients needs more accurately and, as a result of the quality of the information you gain, you will be better able to plan and engage the client with the most relevant and effective hypnotherapy for them. Working with the pain hypnotherapy client is likely to involve more than just addressing the pain symptoms. A thorough consultation, exploring all relevant aspects and implications of the pain, influences on lifestyle and well being, together with goals for therapy will provide the therapist and client with a clear treatment plan. Your client stabilisation and preparation work will focus on building resources, healthy coping strategies and enhancing resilience. The treatment and hypnotherapy phase will progress through behavioural and cognitive therapy approaches, possibly supported where needed by analytical and regressive approaches. This pain management hypnotherapy work will be supported by a range of homework strategies, particularly those taught during the maintenance phase of therapy.


Supporting knowledge

This pain management training course starts with considering what pain is, together with different descriptions, viewpoints and models, including the medical model and the biopsychosocial model. You will discover that pain is a unique experience for each client. This makes it a fascinating condition to work with. A client’s experience of pain will be shaped by a range of psychological influences and models and it can be helpful to have an awareness of these and their potential impact both during the assessment phase and therapy phase of your client work.

As well as the influences of the client’s experience and background, it can be helpful to understand how research informs pain management approaches with evidence-based practice and how pain management hypnotherapists can further develop practice-based evidence. In this section, you will learn:

Definitions and terminology of pain
Explanations of pain
Psychological influences on the experience of pain
Psychological models
Hypnosis and research


Assessing client needs

The more useful information you are able to gain from your pain management client, the more you are able to truly individualise their treatment plan. In this part of the pain hypnotherapy training course we explore, in detail, a broad range of factors that may have an impact on your client’s experience of pain and how they have been managing their pain, whether helpfully or unhelpfully. An effective consultation can also give you information that may indicate any primary or secondary gains which may be acting as an obstacle to prevent self-care and beneficial pain management.

pain management for hypnotherapists assessing your pain client

Some clients will have co-morbid conditions alongside their pain, such as depression or anxiety, which can also influence how you work with them in addressing their pain and teaching them how to manage their pain more effectively. Some of the diverse influences include roles that the client may have adopted and certain ego defence mechanisms which can affect not only their day-to-day experience, but also impact on their ability to work through a change process. Many such aspects of a pain clients experience can respond very well within hypnotherapy, enabling the client to move beyond their pain. You will learn about:

The pain consultation
Barriers to pain management
Pain co-morbidities
The change process
Motivational interviewing


Preparing the client

Working with the client to manage their pain may be a blend of focused pain management approaches, together with reactive work (such as addressing related emotions and behaviours) together with proactive work to develop the client’s resources and build resilience. Your creation of an effective treatment plan may include direct symptom work, together with looking at thinking strategies, emotional responses and influences relating to the client’s lifestyle.

Setting a client up for therapy is an important part of the process, so a pain-relevant pre-talk and pre-hypnosis work such as teaching the client helpful breathing strategies is beneficial. Flowing well from teaching the client breathing techniques is the use of suggestibility testing, as these tests provide information for both the client and therapist. This information can then inform the therapist’s selection of induction and deepener when creating the state of hypnosis with the client.

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In this part of the course, ‘The Therapy Suite’ is introduced together with several alternative deepeners. In addition, two approaches that work really well with pain management clients (The Special Place and The Mirror) are explained. These are beneficial in helping to prepare a client for further therapy within hypnosis. In this section, we’ll be looking at:

Preparing the client for hypnotherapy
ICD Breathing and the Super Calm Breath
Suggestion compliance and focus direction
Suggestibility testing
Creation of the hypnotic state
The Therapy Suite
The Rapid deepener tap fractionation technique
The rapid deepener Vogt’s fractionation technique
The special place technique
The mirror technique


Behavioural therapy approaches

Working with a client’s habitual approaches and behaviours, both in the present and directing them positively in the client’s future with mental rehearsal and future pacing, can be highly beneficial in rapidly addressing the client’s experience of their pain. This can be reinforced outside of the therapy room with focused tasks and activities for the client.

Suggestion work offers the hypnotherapist a rapid yet simple method for helping a client in managing their pain. Metaphorical and direct hypno-behavioural approaches, working with sub-modalities and different hypnotic phenomena also provide a range of approaches that the hypnotherapist can choose from and even adapt to suit each individual client. Finally, in this section is the use of mindfulness. Many clients will avoid addressing their pain, yet learning to ‘be present’ can actually significantly reduce that pain. Here’s what’s covered in this section of the pain management for hypnotherapists training course:

Direct and indirect suggestion
The behavioural change model
The behavioural change process technique
Modalities and sub-modality changes
The positive expansion technique
The pain diminishing technique
Using the control room
The pain dial technique
The endorphin store technique
Glove analgesia approaches
The use of dissociation, displacement and time distortion
Mindfulness approaches


Cognitive therapy approaches

Changing the emotional experience and thoughts relating to the pain can help a client to release their pain and reduce their discomfort. There are a range of direct cognitive approaches, such as thought stopping and distraction, as well as techniques influenced by established cognitive therapies such as Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

In this section of the course we firstly consider simple cognitive distraction methods, and then move on to consider the impact of beliefs and how the beliefs about a situation can lead to helpful or unhelpful outcomes. With this information we are able to help a client generate more positive and helpful beliefs, which then lead to more desirable outcomes.

Distraction: Counting approaches
The positive belief generation technique


Analytical therapy approaches

For many pain clients, their primary focus is on alleviating their discomfort. Behavioural and cognitive approaches can be very effective in achieving this. However, where there are underlying issues, such as guilt or shame, or other strong emotions or beliefs, then it can be useful, or necessary, to help clients to gain insight. There are a wide range of uncovering and exploratory techniques that you might choose to use, including working with different aspects of the client, different states, and gaining a deeper insight into the meaning behind the client’s reported experience.

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A popular analytical tool is the use of metaphors and in this section of the training course, creation of metaphors, the use of free association and an insight gaining technique are all explored and discussed:

Parts therapy applications
Core state disconnection
The reflective insight questioning technique
Metaphors and stories
The life book metaphor
Creative personal metaphors
Free association


Regression therapy approaches

Although much of pain management work is focused around helping the client develop resourceful strategies for the present and going forward, a range of different regression and revivification approaches can be used with clients for pain management. Regression is particularly helpful to re-access past positive resources. You will learn that for all regression and revivification work it is good practice to establish a ‘safe place’ and methods for achieving this are discussed prior to considering regression techniques relating to emotions (affect bridge) and events (free-float regression and specific date regression). In addition to techniques and approaches focused on regression and revivification, the use of the future self within a regression approach is introduced and discussed in detail:

Regression for positive resources
The safe place
The affect bridge technique
The past review, resource and re-frame technique


Homework and tasks

pain management hypnotherapy homework

A range of hypnosis and alert techniques can be taught to help the pain management client. Homework can help reinforce the work undertaken in therapy and also help the client achieve their positive outcomes and benefits sooner. In this section of the course, you will learn:

The uses for homework
Homework tasks and activities


Your development

When you buy this pain management for hypnotherapists training course, you will receive a detailed training video (over 3 hours) together with a 75 page PDF course manual offering comprehensive notes about all of the pain management techniques and approaches featured in the video. This means that you can watch each section of the video as often as you need, supported by the informative manual to grasp a full working appreciation of the broader and finer points of each pain management technique.

To further enhance your proficiency, you will also be able to engage in several experiential opportunities throughout the training course (where Kate will hypnotise you), to personally develop familiarity with and enhance your understanding of these techniques. As with any other skill, the more you practice, the more adept you will become at using these approaches and techniques when working with helping clients to better manage their pain.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate

Upon purchase of this course you will be given the option to download a CPD certificate*. This certificate will reflect the number of hours of video training provided in this course. You will be able to download your CPD certificate from the course page via your member dashboard.

Though there is no mandatory requirement for you to evidence your understanding of the course material in order to receive your CPD certificate, we strongly encourage you to practice all of the techniques that you learn during this online training course, in order to get the full benefits from it.

*All short courses have CPD certificates. The Advanced Hypnotherapy course (coming soon) offers an Advanced Diploma which is available on successful completion of that course.


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All of our online hypnosis courses are easy to access/download, however, if you have any issues, we’re always here to help, as we want you to have a great customer experience. Also, as well as great technical support, our tutors are also available to support your learning process. So, whether you connect with us directly by email, join the ‘Hypnotic Learners’ group (our own hypnosis community on Facebook) to ask questions to other students, or even enquire about a 1-to-1 mentoring/supervision session, you have support available to you every step of the way!


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