Coping with any kind of pain –and especially post-surgical pain, chronic pain or migraines– can be challenging. Chronic pain is wearing and can significantly interfere with quality of life. Medicine is now learning that the brain can actually reprogram itself to let go of pain.
A California physician who specializes in helping patients with serious pain learned this firsthand after a terrible accident left him in constant, severe pain. He taught himself to use visualization to stop his pain.
Over time and with constant practice, this doctor became pain-free and remains so today.
Guided imagery is a way for clients to learn to use the mind’s power to control pain in the body and to set the tone for positive surgical recovery. One audio program in this series is meant strictly for pain and the other is to be used pre- and post-surgery for anxiety, pain and recovery.
While these techniques are not intended as a substitute for medical attention, they can be helpful in managing your discomfort and improving quality of life.