“With hypnosis, we can help people modulate perceptions in ways that are therapeutically helpful”, David Spiegel
For those of us with chronic pain and/or a myriad of other distressing physical and psychological conditions the practice of ‘changing our brains’ through relaxation and exercise regimes can be overwhelming. Mindfulness meditation is one way that we can work with our minds to improve our daily lives, but it takes time and discipline. What if there is a quicker way for therapists to teach us how to bring about relief from those challenging symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain,and chronic fatigue? The medical community is finding that hypnosis can be effective in that regard, although to this point there is little, if any evidence based research on the effects of hypnosis for those of us with fibromyalgia. Nonetheless, it sounds promising.