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Osteoarthritis Pain Relief Hypnosis in Surrey and Online.

Hypnotherapy for Osteoarthritis Pain Relief

We provide hypnotherapy for osteoarthritis pain relief in Reigate, Surrey and online.

Are you looking for a new therapy to help with osteoarthritis pain relief?

Keith Dewey, a seasoned and compassionate hypnotherapist, is here to guide you on a journey towards pain-free days.

Hypnotherapy can help to reduce pain. It can help to change that feeling.

Hypnosis is still used for pain relief during surgery, without drugs or medication. It can work.

You can change the way your brain thinks to relieve osteoarthritis pain, drug free, with pain management hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis causes joints to become painful and stiff, often resulting in chronic pain.

Many people find the pain gets worse in stressful situations, or better at more relaxed times.

It is estimated that ten million adults in the UK suffer from osteoarthritis.

15% of the population.

Keith Dewey, our experienced hypnotherapist, will develop a unique treatment plan for you.

Treatment plans can include:

In each session, Keith will discuss your pain, when and where it happens, and how it feels.

Keith will then guide you though activities to help reduce the feeling of pain.

About Keith Dewey - FreeYourMind Hypnotherapy Reigate

With extensive experience in the field of solution focused and clinical hypnotherapy, Keith has successfully assisted clients to reduce pain and reclaim their lives.

Keith Dewey

Holding Advanced Diploma in Clinic Hypnotherapy (ADCH), Pain Management Practitioner Diploma (PMP), and Master NLP practitioner qualifications, Keith combines proven expertise with a genuine commitment to your well-being.

He is also progressing an MSc in Health Psychology research project into pain management with hypnotherapy.

Keith does not prescribe medication or drugs for pain management.

Our therapies purely focus on using the of the mind to alter that feeling.

Keith will take the time you need and will help you change.

Can Hypnotherapy Help Osteoarthritis Pain Relief?

If Keith didn't think he could help, we wouldn't be doing this.

Scientific research into alternative osteoarthritis treatments is tragically lacking.

We still find this surprising, given the large number of people suffering from osteoarthritis, and the amount of money spent on researching pharmaceutical drugs for osteoarthritis, and the number of hypnotherapists in the UK helping people with pain each day.

So what research is there?

We note that the exact procedures used for "hypnosis" and for "therapy" are typically not disclosed by research teams, nor is the level of training and clinical hypnotherapy experience and of the hypnotherapist. Many studies were performed by researchers just reading from a relaxation script, which isn't really hypnotherapy. This can all make a huge difference in the results!

Study 1) Hypnosis for knee and hip osteoarthritis.

In 2012, Marie-Claire Gay and team investigated the use of "Erickson hypnosis" for reducing osteoarthritis pain.

Erickson (Ericksonian) hypnosis is based around the work of Milton Erickson (1901 to 1980), although it is often limited to permissive language use, rather his extensive life time of work with hypnosis. We do not consider the hypnosis used during this research to be adequate to be classed Ericksonian hypnosis.

Thirty-six adults with knee OA (gonarthritis) and/or hip OA (coxarthritis) volunteered to participate in the study.

Only thirteen people were given hypnosis, thirteen given a general relaxation, and ten were a control group.

The research team was only given hypnosis training for a few months.

Hypnosis sessions weren't personalised, so wasn't able to address any psychological issues that might have exacerbated the pain for that individual.

The hypnosis was referred to as "guided imagery", and consisted of patients imagining being on holiday and also relaxing their muscles for thirty minutes. This is a very basic form of hypnotic induction, sometimes referred to as bore-nosis, because it can take people into a state of boredom rather than hypnosis.

The therapy aspect of the hypnotherapy did not mention pain or disability, nor did it make any other suggestion to reduce the pain, nor did it make any post-hypnotic suggestions to reduce the pain. As such, this wasn't really high grade hypnosis!

The relaxation group were given treatment very similar to the "hypnosis" group.

Even with these limited hypnosis and hypnotherapy techniques, the team concluded:

  1. hypnosis is effective as it reduced more than 50% of OA pain after only 4 weeks of training.
  2. This reduction was maintained up to the 6 month follow-up and was significantly different from the control condition until the 3 month follow-up.
  3. Relaxation also resulted in lower level of sub-jective pain, but only at the end of the 8 weeks treatment.
  4. Hypnosis was more efficient than both the relaxation and the control conditions 4 weeks after the beginning of the treatment.
  5. At 8 weeks, the two experimental groups had lower subjective pain than the control group.
  6. At the 3 month follow-up, relaxation did not differ from the two other groups but hypnosis was still significantly more efficient than the control

Study 2) Hypnosis reduced pain in older people

In 2016, Sheila Ardigo and team investigated chronic pain in 53 older patients, with an average age of 81 years old.

Patients were given one 30 minute session each week for three weeks by a physician who was trained in a version of hypnosis.

The team concluded:

  1. Hypnosis was feasible in a hospitalized older population
  2. Chronic pain significantly decreased after the hypnosis sessions.
  3. Hypnosis had a more prolonged analgesic effect compared to massage.
  4. Hypnosis had a positive effect on mood.
  5. Hypnosis resulted in no adverse effects confirming its safety in older people.

We hope this helps confirm that hypnotherapy can help with pain and osteoarthritis pain relief.

We look forward to helping you too.

What to Expect

Personalized Approach
Each individual's experience of pain is unique. Keith will tailor your hypnotherapy sessions to address your specific needs and challenges.

Relaxation Techniques
Through deep relaxation and guided imagery, you will learn to release tension and stress stored in your body, promoting a sense of ease and comfort.

Empowerment
Gain tools and techniques to manage pain on your own, empowering you to take control of your well-being.

Testimonials

These testimonials are written by clients that Keith has only met for therapy.

L.Q. "Keith has done wonders. Highly recommend him!"

M.R. "An exceptionally supportive course of treatment employing a wide range of approaches - has been immensely helpful."

Keith can help you too.

Contact Keith Today

Embark on your journey to release that pain.

Schedule an appointment with Keith Dewey to start your treatment and feel better.

Hypnosis for Osteoarthritis Pain Clinic in Reigate Surrey

Keith works from our clinic on the 1st floor at 7 Castlefield Rd Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SA.

Much of Keith's work can also be done online, via Zoom, if you are based elsewhere in the UK or internationally.

Contact Us

If you would like to talk about treatments for pain relief, contact us today by calling 0800 292 2126 or messaging here:

Hypnosis for Osteoarthritis Pain Relief in Reigate, Surrey

We provide advanced hypnotherapy treatment to help osteoarthritis pain relief in Reigate, Surrey.

Also see Natural pain relief treatment, Hypnosis for chronic pain, Hypnotherapy for back pain.