It's a given that healers cannot heal
themselves, and people for ages have always said "Physician,
heal thyself". It makes us look bad to our clients
when we go around stumbling with pain when we profess
to be able to heal the client's pain. The client's response
to the situation is "how can you heal my pain if
you can't heal your own?" It's a good question!
I had some foot pain and I tried all of the pain ointments
that were available in the drugstores and none of them
worked and somehow, probably because of the pain I was
in, I remembered a workshop I attended at an NGH symposium
which dealt with the Burmese method of pain control
and healing. I remember it because it had a lot of desirable
features like there is no formal trance induction, no
deepening, it is easily taught, it has no dependence
on the therapist and it is powerful in its effect.
system was developed in Burma and that's why it's called
the Burma technique. It was taught by the priests to
the people to alleviate some of their suffering and
pain, because they had a lot of it. The process appears
to guide the body toward healing of the problem. It's
actually a set of instructions to the subconscious mind
and it can be used by just about anybody after a bit
of practice. One of the things that's really nice about
it is that you can use it while you doing your daily
activities because your eyes are open, you are fully
alert and awake.
Burmese method is a unique detailed guided visualization,
or simply called a sensing technique. The client sits
down, relaxes and describes out loud, in great detail,
what the discomfort that he feels looks like. We want
the client to really focus and imagine the area of the
pain. What is its shape, what its borders look like,
the color of the thing, any bumps or cracks in it, whether
it's pulsing, or being still, those kinds of things?
The suffering person then mentally manipulates the pain
he's just described. Actually, what he does is simply
alter his perception of the painful area by all
kind of techniques like sanding it with sandpaper and
changing its shape, but making it smaller. Planing it
to make it smaller, slicing it, compressing, it drilling
holes in it, breaking off chunks of it and other procedures
which modify what the painful area looks like to make
it smaller. The client is gradually shrinking and eliminating
the painful area from his awareness by modifying it
until there is nothing left of it, and the pain disappears.
you are imagining all this, you are in a trance of your
own making and when you are in a trance, the conscious
mind is bypassed so what you have is the subconscious
self. The imagination is the subconscious. In addition
to the application of my own foot pain there will be
other pain that will respond to this Burmese healing
and pain relief method. For instance, headache control,
bursitis and other joint pains, leg cramps because of
poor circulation, back pains and any pain not needed
as a warning sign of underlying organic disease.
don't want to get rid of pain that is a signal of something
that is really bad going on in the person. In that case,
you go to the doctor.
I used this a lot when I first started doing hypnotherapy,
but I forgot about it. When I used it, I didn't encounter
any resistance in applying this Burma technique for
getting rid of pain. This is not a hard thing to learn.
Most hypnotherapists, especially NGH hypnotherapists,
know how to do it - and believe me. it's a great technique.
I have used it in my practice, and it works. I just
used it the other day on myself and it worked. Other
people use it for headaches and knee pains, leg pain,
foot pains, pain in the hands - literally anyplace
pain might be.
it. It's easy and it works, and will save you taking
medicines which may have bad side effects like acetaminophen
which is bad for the liver and it's probably the most
commonly used pain relieving medication in the country.
So try Burmese, you will be very pleased.
This article is intended for general informational purposes
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