Going to bed and waking refreshed after a good night’s sleep is something we all take for granted when we are pain free. We should learn to celebrate our pain free days.

Chronic pain affects millions of people in the UK, so if you suffer, you’re not alone. It can have a huge impact on your quality of life, and can also affect the lives of your family and those around you.

Procedures that would usually settle or treat our pain are not successful for chronic pain, as the problem is with the pain system, which is not functioning normally or as you might usually expect.

Feeling pain increases your stress levels and as a result you may feel easily angered and hostile towards people who you meet that don’t understand your situation or how your pain affects you. Feeling hopeless and very down about constant pain is common and can result in depression.

Many sufferers have difficulties getting to sleep or remaining asleep making the situation worse by being tired, upset and bad tempered.

Hypnosis can help sufferers control their “Pain Gate” which is in the back of our spinal cord controlling nerve impulses to and from our brain. By closing the gate on pain, by directing attention away from the pain sensations as well as transforming your perception of the pain sensations you can take control.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy gets you concentrating on the positive things in your life and gives you more control of your pain, thoughts and feelings.

You will benefit from increasing your natural serotonin production, the “happy hormone”. The result will reduce your pain, improve your sleep patterns, allow your body to heal faster and increase your happiness. It is a non-invasive and safe way to improve and enjoy your life.