CHRONIC PAIN & FIBROMYALGIA
“Pain is an unpleasant conscious experience that emerges from the brain when the sum of all the available information suggests that you need to protect a particular part of your body”
— Dr. Lorimer Moseley
RESEARCH BY THE BRITISH PAIN SOCIETY FOUND THAT 43% OF THE UK POPULATION EXPERIENCE CHRONIC PAIN, WITH UP TO 14.3% LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN THAT IS EITHER MODERATELY OR SEVERELY DISABLING.
Pain is useful when it is a response to tissue damage; it lets us know that something is wrong and reminds us to protect the injury. Think of it as a fire alarm: very important to alert us to a fire, but not at all appropriate once the fire has been put out. In chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia,
the alarm is going off constantly when there is no fire.
Part of the problem with this non-specific pain is our expectation of it and emotional response to it. Much like anxiety, we can get into a habit of scanning our bodies for any sign of discomfort. When we get tense and anxious, are in stressful situations or our mood is low we can also experience physical pain. The brain is signalling that something is wrong by intensifying the pain. The problem is, the pain in itself makes us more depressed and anxious.
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH FIBROMYALGIA A FEW YEARS AGO.
When I learned to use the CONTROL System, I reprogrammed my subconscious mind to stop sending me unnecessary pain signals. I don't consider myself a fibromyalgia sufferer any more.
If I feel pain from an injury, I am able to control the intensity of it. I'm aware of it enough to protect the injury; I would still be able to describe it to a doctor and say how bad it is, but I don't actually experience it in the same way. I don't notice it unless I consciously decide to.
I can shut off the fire alarm!
When the doctor has done all necessary tests and can only prescribe painkillers, many of which have unpleasant side effects and do not really address the problem, it can be turned down or tuned out by the subconscious mind using the CONTROL method of hypnosis. As a former fibromyalgia sufferer myself, I know this works! The system can also address other symptoms such as brain fog, poor sleep, weight gain and fatigue.
In addition to fibromyalgia, I can help you with the symptoms of IBS, migraines, arthritis, chronic fatigue and many more painful conditions. If your pain is still being investigated by the doctor I can't get involved; obviously I don't want to help you turn off pain that's alerting you to an injury or illness.
If you've been told that painkillers are the only option, however, I'm happy to work with you.
CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST!
"I’ve suffered with chronic pain (fibromyalgia) for several years as well as osteoarthritis in my lower spine for about 15 years. Claire introduced me to totally new ways to manage this pain and the mental and emotional suffering that has come with my conditions. I can now approach and access my physical, mental and emotional pains to help cope with them day to day." —P.H.