Quick Pain Relief & Faster Healing Technique!
Ack! I sprained my ankle and no way could I spend a week on the couch! I started self-hypnosis immediately for faster healing! Here are some quick tips for both pain relief and faster healing. If you just want to read the transcript, it’s below the video!
Hey, I’m Dr. Elizabeth Bonet with floridapsychotherapy.com. Today, I am going to talk a little bit about pain relief. Yesterday I twisted my ankle out walking the dog. I stepped off a curb into the grass somewhere and boom, I went down. First, you know I sat there and just breathed and made sure nothing was broken . . . and it wasn’t. It was just a twisted ankle.
Then I immediately thought to myself, “Okay, what did I just do?” I breathed, right? That’s what you do when you go into pain. You start breathing, your system goes into like, “Oh my God I need to breath! I need more oxygen!” There’s a scientific basis to that – send more oxygen through the blood, and healing starts immediately.
Eventually I got up, went home and put the foot up. I got some ice going and then I consciously breathed.
I went into what I often teach clients which is a 4-8 breath. It’s an inhale to 4 . . . So you inhale 2, 3, 4 and exhale 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. And you can do that