During my nursing career, I learned that people experience pain in different ways. The anticipation of pain might be a fear of the unknown or a dread of the familiar. For some, living with pain can cause angry resentment; for others, a depressive weariness.
Chronic pain can be disabling, taking over day-to-day living. Lack of sleep leaves a sufferer less resilient to anxiety and to the pain itself. Relationships are put under strain, working becomes difficult or impossible and life becomes all about the pain.
Through pain management hypnotherapy, I teach techniques for managing chronic pain. Relaxation, in itself, is beneficial, because many sufferers say that their pain is more severe when they are anxious or stressed. Simple relaxation techniques and visualisation exercises enable a sufferer to alleviate the pain to some degree.
Acute pain, and the anticipation of it, can cause a lot of anxiety. I teach people to manage their fear of forthcoming medical procedures, including dental work, wound dressing, and giving birth. As a nurse, I have had first-hand experience of the most distressing medical procedures, and I have worked closely with those who have had to endure them.
But it’s not just the anxiety that needs to be addressed. Pain associated with cancer, phantom limbs, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and some medical procedures can be tolerable for some people, yet unbearable for others. I teach techniques that give people the tools they need to cope with the trauma of acute pain.
In our sessions, we will discuss the pain itself. How you describe your pain will enable me to create strategies tailored to you, as an individual. And we’ll talk about your expectations, so that we can focus on realistic and achievable goals.
I dont know how it works...it just does! Amazing! I am more aware of what i eat and have lost over a stone in weight since seeing Lorraine. I just don't eat rubbish like I used to anymore.
Lorraine is fantastic. She succeded where other talking therapies and medication had failed.
I had sessions for stress management and relaxation... I became much more focused and completed more work
Amazing experience. After years of compulsive on line shopping and hitting the big 50. I decided I needed and wanted help. After couple message from Lorraine I instantly warmed to her and 2 weeks ago had my first session. I have not on-line shopped since... yes no temptation or need. The constant daily shopping for items left in my overflowing cupboards...things I thought I wanted but did not need and left in the box has stopped. Today I returned for my other compulsion...food! Over eating and eating rubbish. I had lost nearly 4 stone and it was creeping back on. I could not get back on track. Watch this space for updates. How do I feel? Relaxed..calm...no more manic thoughts in my mind of shopping and food. I am thrilled
Many thanks for seeing me at short notice recently after I had a mini panic about an upcoming schedueled flight I needed to take a few days later. Although you informed me that ideally you would have liked to have spent a bit more time preparing me for the flight, you immediately put my mind at ease expressing that you could reduce the anxiety I was experiencing. After our session I left almost excited at getting to the airport to start testing the work we had done and the tools you had taught me. I no longer felt nervous and even on the plane I felt much more relaxed than I anticipated. This inevitably made my holiday much more enjoyable. Thankyou so much. Kind Regards
“I had an appointment with Lorraine after trying for several years to lose weight after having a baby. Lorraine immediately made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She is easy to talk to, which was brilliant as I often struggle to talk to people about my weight. Lorraine helped me to explore the difficulties I had and remove some barriers that were preventing me from losing weight- none of which I had even considered before. She has enabled me to gain control over healthy eating and has helped motivate me into exercise that I enjoy. All of this has meant that I have lost weight relatively easily, with no fad diets. Thank you so much!”
“My son recently was lacking in confidence and was generally anxious about learning to ride his bike. Nothing I tried worked or encouraged him enough. Lorraine, however, was able to spend time with my son exploring the reasons and anxiety he had around riding his bike. She had a gentle approach with him and really related to him and his feelings. My son felt embarrassed about it and she really reassured him. Lorraine was able to identify his fear and give my son some easy to use tools to take away with him. However, after just one session I took my son and his bike to the park and was amazed at the change in him. He was able to use the tools he had learnt and confidently started to ride his bike. I couldn’t keep up with him around the park! He was a different child. This confidence was not short lived either, and he continues to ride his bike well and confidently a month later.”
“I had a consultation booked with Lorraine and I would just like to say how relaxing and amazing my experience was. Lorraine gave me some great tools to use to help build my confidence and learn how to relax. I have really noticed a big improvement already. Thankyou Lorraine and I cannot wait until my next appointment."