16 June 2014

Hypnotherapy and psoriasis

by Marygrace Anderson

Psoriasis is a chronic disease of the immune system that affects the skin, for which, unfortunately, there is currently no effective permanent cure. However, hypnotherapy may be beneficial to those whose psoriatic episodes are triggered or aggravated by factors such as stress and worry. It may also be of help when addressing the effects that the condition has on sufferers (working on a positive sense of self-image and self-esteem).

From a hypnotherapy perspective, I encourage my clients to exercise, watch their diet, and use hypnosis to help cancel out the effects of stress and fatigue.

Pain control can be achieved by using a combination of breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce the inflammation in the joints. Holding on to tension causes more discomfort. We also encourage the use of visualization techniques to help relax the muscles, such as thinking of a place you find relaxing, like a beach or quiet place. It is unlimited with what you can do with your imagination, it could be a colour or the feeling of warmth that can create an instant feeling of relaxation.

You could imagine you can turn down the discomfort with a dial or count backwards from 10 to 1, and with each number the discomfort fades away more and more. Try it, you will be surprised how good it feels to, "let go and relax".

Feeling more relaxed will give you a more positive outlook and you will feel better physically and mentally. Do not give up hope. Remember, every day in every way you can feel better and better.

Alternatively, you can contact her on 07931 547414 or by email at mghypnosis@aol.com.

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