The Gentle Mind

Pain management

We offer a gentle way to reduce the pain that comes with chronic conditions like:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer

We work together to change how you think feel and act towards pain.

Most likely we’ll start by focusing on your breathing to help you relax.

Practice makes perfect

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for pain isn’t a one-off treatment.

It depends on how severe your pain is.

With more practice the quicker and more effectively you can control the pain.


Using Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy we will work together to change your thoughts and behaviours to develop better coping skills.

Changing your awareness of pain helps develop better coping skills, even if the actual level of pain stays the same.

Why? Because the perception of pain is in your brain, you can affect physical pain by addressing thoughts and behaviours that fuel it.

You’ll recognise that the pain interferes less with your life so you can function better and with less stress.

Our work also involves homework - we will want you to keep track of your thoughts and feelings associated with your pain throughout the day in a journal, for example.

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