Pain Management with Hypnosis

Your mind CAN successfully control pain

"Our emotions can turn pain up and down. We normally modulate pain in different situations. If you are running around playing sport and get a cut, you might not even notice it, whereas if I picked up a piece of paper and gave you a paper cut you probably scream.”

Why Hypnosis?

pain-management2Hypnosis and self-hypnosis can take the hurt out of pain. Hypnosis - for pain management is an amazing tool that when used, produces measurable results in pain relief. The reason for this phenomenon of success is explained in research done at such universities as Yale, Stanford and Harvard. Suggestions can go directly to the limbic system from external sources and suggestions. Hypnosis is the most significant of the external sources.

Chronic pain is that pain that has lasted for over six months and by medical standards has no purpose. Phantom limb pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, and back pain can fall into this category. Because cells actually have their own consciousness and respond to messages sent to them by the limbic system hormones, these cells can through thought and hypnotic suggestion recreate their base line feelings of comfort which changes how we physically feel.

How does hypnosis work? 

The subconscious mind has two basic responsibilities: to keep all internal systems functioning properly, and to record everything seen, heard, or felt with no distinction of good or bad. The professionally trained hypnotist uses relaxing techniques to distracted the conscious mind in order for the subconscious mind to be open and receptive to specific suggestions as it relates to the client's needs to alter their negative habits.

The power of suggestion…

There is nothing mystical or magical about hypnosis. Hypnosis is simply a state of concentration and focused attention. It is actually a state of consciousness that we enter naturally but we usually don't call it hypnosis.

For example, how many times have we pulled into the parking lot at work with no recollections of what we passed on the way? We are so focused on our thoughts that we don't consciously notice what we are driving past. The ability to have a good night’s sleep is also greatly affected by pain.




Tricia Meister is the only qualified pain management consultant in New Zealand trained by Ron Eslinger. This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anaesthetists.

Ron Eslinger is known around hypnosis circles as “The Captain of Comfort”, due to his 40 plus years of work, experience and training others in the uses of Hypnosis for Pain Management. He spent over 20 years using Hypnosis in Hospitals as a CRNA for the United States Navy.


  • Stress Induced Headaches
  • Vascular Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Post Surgical Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Labour and Delivery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Tic Douloureux
  • Post Surgical Pain
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • And other specific pains



* Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. No guarantee is inferred or offered.