Fibromyalgia can be crippling and while there is currently no cure, there are ways to address both the physical and emotional symptoms brought on by the disorder.

In addition to the medical protocol, many doctors accept hypnotherapy as a viable adjunct support in order to access and address the underlying psychological and emotional causes of these symptoms.

As is well-documented, hypnotherapy is effective in treating a number of medical issues, including Fibromyalgia. According to the Mayo Clinic website, hypnotherapy is effective for:

“•    Pain control. Hypnosis may be beneficial for pain associated with cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ), dental procedures, and headaches.
•    Hot flashes. Hypnosis may relieve symptoms of hot flashes associated with menopause.
•    Behavior change. Hypnosis has been used with some success in the treatment of insomnia, bed-wetting, smoking, obesity, and phobias.”

In a recent session with a client who had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 17 years ago, we discovered some very interesting emotional and psychological factors that were contributing to her pain, anxiety, depression, and fears.

During the  90 minute session we engaged in several hypnotherapy techniques, Core Transformation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), several NLP and psychological protocols, Reverse Metaphor and Empowerment Symbols, plus a lengthy discussion and debriefing.

Very rapidly the client was able to control or eliminate her levels of pain. Her subconscious mind had several opportunities to communicate directly with her about the source of her condition, and what would be required to continue on a healing path.

An agreement was created between the client’s conscious mind and her subconscious, to use her physical body sensations as a conduit to deliver a warning if she was engaging in activities or mental processes that were worsening the Fibromyalgia.

With her new-found awareness and the techniques that she which would be able to continue to practice on her own, my client has the opportunity to maintain conscious control over her condition. If she falls back into old patterns, she has a known sensory signal that  will remind her to take steps to decrease the severity of the disease and its painful symptoms.

To learn more and hear a recording of the full session, check out the Product, Mentor Series: Fibromyalgia.

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