Hypnotherapy for MS
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is classed as an autoimmune disease. The suffers immune system begins to attack the myelin coating that protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. This can cause various issues including fatigue, numbness, sight problems, loss of balance, co-ordination and loss of muscle control. The eventual damage to the nerves causes scar tissue which can be seen under an MRI scan. No one knows why the disease starts but theorists believe that there may be a genetic predisposition that is triggered by something in the environment. The most common age group to suffer from multiple sclerosis are those between 20 and 40. There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis but some sufferers have extended remission periods. Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that is seldom fatal and there is little difference in the normal life expectancy of a sufferer.
What are the treatments for multiple sclerosis?
Treatments for multiple sclerosis address the symptoms of the disease including medication, diet, relaxation, exercise and stress reduction.
How can hypnotherapy for multiple sclerosis help?
- Negative life events and childhood trauma is linked to many cases of MS. These causation events can be found and processed so that they have no future bearing on the disease.
- Negative beliefs and thought patterns that unconsciously run within a sufferers mind can be addressed and changed.
- Relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques can be taught to aid recovery.
- Pain control techniques can be taught in hypnosis.
All the above empower the multiple sclerosis sufferer bringing comfort and encouraging healing.
How long and how many sessions of hypnotherapy for MS will I need?
To locate the cause, deal with the main triggers and change negative patterns of behavior takes between 4 and 6 sessions of hypnotherapy for MS. If more sessions are needed we will have a better idea by then. Sessions last between 1.5 and 2 hours and are spaced 2 weeks apart.
Therapy should be empowering and should not go on endlessly. It is of no benefit for the client to become reliant on seeing a therapist for over extended periods of time. Hypnotherapy for the relief of MS is so fast because it works directly with the emotional subconscious mind.