Exercise 117 Numbing Touch For Pain Control

This exercise should only be learned after "Exercise -- Achieving Autonomic Muscle Control (Limb Heaviness)" has been mastered.

Assume a relaxed, comfortable position and do some deep, abdominal breathing. Now suggest to yourself that your right hand is becoming heavy, cold and numb. Visualize putting your right hand into ice water. Experience the feeling as it gets colder and number. Imagine your hand freezing cold. Reiterate to yourself, "My right hand is becoming heavy, cold and numb." Keep repeating the suggestion until it becomes cold and numb.

Now take the 1st two fingers of your right hand and touch the top of your left hand and say, "The area I'm touching with my fingers is also becoming cold and numb." Repeat the suggestion until numbness occurs. Test the area with your fingernails into the skin. Now touch any area of your body with your numb hand and anesthetize the site. Learn this technique before you get a pain so it can be called upon when necessary.

A Practial Guide To Self Hypnosis

A Practial Guide To Self Hypnosis

Hypnosis has been defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which the subject is able to uncritically accept ideas for self-improvement and act on them appropriately. When a hypnotist hypnotizes his subject, it is known as hetero-hypnosis. When an individual puts himself into a state of hypnosis, it is known as self-hypnosis.

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