Hi Chatcat (BTW LOVE that handle!)- Thanks for answering. I don't know if meditation is hypnotherapy, but it is definitely on the same lines. And you are 100% right about distraction. I used to focus on that, I should really revisit. Have you ever done something like hypnosis for the constant pain?
Meditation? I'm not sure what to call it, but it is distraction. Or the opposite. It depends on the pain and why. Pain from pain (very profound! lol), I distract. Sometimes I can't and will take something to help me sleep. Distraction can be simple as we usually can't do much. On the other hand, when they are sticking a needle in my throat to get to the back, I have to concentrate. It just depends on if the pain is being done to me or done because of me. (If that makes sense.) Recently, I've had some difficult treatments and I've taken my girlfriend and she has rubbed my feet during the procedure. THAT IS WONDERFUL. That would be a distraction as the brain can't handle to much info. She would start rubbing my feet, and all was quiet. The doc would begin and quietly tell me what I would feel. I concentrated on her rubbing and a bit on what he was doing so I wouldn't move. It worked for me, but it doesn't for everyone. Ask for medication to help if you find it hard. Each of us has our own personality and ways we cope. Tap into that and see if you can come up with something that works. It is just plain ol' not easy to be a pain! :)
No... I haven't
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