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Hypnosis and Discomfort – 3 of 4

Stress and Chronic Pain When confronted with threats, the most primitive areas of our mind seek to stimulate action in our muscles. This ancient programming is beyond conscious control. Just as with a weaker wolf threatened by a dominant wolf, that program is still in play in socially threatening situations. Tension builds in the muscles,… Continue reading Hypnosis and Discomfort – 3 of 4

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Hypnosis and Discomfort – 2 of 4

The Mind and Stress Given the benefits of releasing muscle tension to promote healing and performance, we might wonder what happens if the tension isn’t released. When held at maximum strain, eventually muscles cramp, and if the cramp isn’t released, muscles harden to bone. The subconscious knows better than to hold a muscle under such… Continue reading Hypnosis and Discomfort – 2 of 4

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Hypnosis for Discomfort – 1 of 4

Hypnosis and Acute Injury When my sons had a tumble out the playground, I would see them tighten up and suggest: “It’s OK. Just breathe, relax, breathe. Don’t hold on to the pain – let it pass through you.” We all know that initial moment of physical insult. We stiffen up and try to figure… Continue reading Hypnosis for Discomfort – 1 of 4