So what is bursitis NLP therapy all about?
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) came to life in 1970s and is a brainchild of John Grinder and Richard Bandler, a professor and a student of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
These two masterminds shared a fascination for the connection between human behavioural patterns and excellence. They teamed up to closely study a couple of 'geniuses'. John and Richard were successful and found a pattern in how 'brilliant people function'. On the basis of their observations and findings, they created models that allow to systematically change how a person does things - now known, taught and learned as NLP.
Why should you keep reading about NLP if you suffer from bursitis, tendonitis (or any other type of) pain?
Let's examine the facts:
Fact no. 1: Our pain receptors are in the brain.
Fact no. 2: We can manage our brain.
Fact no. 3: NLP is focusing on how the brain works and how by using various techniques we can control our internal experience.
We can successfully acknowledge, regulate and eliminate our internal experience of bursitis pain, that comes from our brain, by bursitis NLP.
Heal better. Faster.
NLP is a set of techniques that influence the dynamics of the 3 major components involved in our experience of the world - the mind, the language and how these two affect our behavior and body - including pain.
NLP is based on the fact that neurology regulates all of our bodily functions and so is involved in everything we do.
We absorb information around us through our five senses, then filter it, and ultimately form our unique 'mental map of the world' - how we think the world looks, sounds, feels, tastes and smells,....
Language - verbal and non-verbal - allows us to communicate with the external world and give meaning to the information received from the outside. As a result, our 'mental map of the world' is enriched by names and language we can now assign to each internal image, sound, sensation, taste or smell...
Now we have the 'mental map of the world' thanks to the neurological and linguistic processes. But how do we use it, how do we navigate the wide wide world, what is our unique recipe, program, system or model to live our life?
Pain is good. Excuse me? Yes, it serves a purpose. Pain is a signal from your body to your brain that something is not right and should be fixed.
Natural body chemicals called endorphins (e.g. released during exercise, positive experiences) have the ability to switch the pain off.
The problem arises when damaged tissues become overly irritable and sensitive to stimuli and also when there is not sufficient production of endorphins in the body. Chronic pain may follow.
The stress, anxiety, discomfort, frustration, fear and exhaustion of severe and chronic pain can have devastating effect on your life.
And it is a vicious cycle of closely interlinked physiological and psychological pain. The more pain you experience, the more anxious you feel, and the more anxious you feel, the more pain you experience.
One way to break the cycle is to use aspirin-like medical drugs that basically block the excessive irritability and sensitivity of tissues or opiates that mimic action of endorphins.
Want a more natural way to alleviate your pain?
No problem. That's where bursitis NLP comes to the rescue.
If you think about it, it is only logical that when you can find a way to control the negative feelings and thoughts associated with pain, you can also control your pain.
Imagine a baby that feels pain in its tummy as a result of bloating and is crying lying alone in its cradle. The moment it is held by its mommy, the baby most probably relaxes and stops crying, right?
The comfort of the presence of the baby's mom produces endorphins and reduces / blocks the pain signals before they get to their final destination - the brain, soothing the baby's ache.
If it worked for us as babies, it will work for us again with bursitis NLP.
NLP professionals have an enormous selection of NLP techniques at their disposal. Here are some of the most common ones:
These techniques are widely used to shift the sensory system and change internal experiences in a way that you basically train your brain to supply you with endorphins 'on demand'.
Example? Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine that your bursitis pain has a color, shape and size. Then work with this picture. Make your pain to change into a more pleasing color, break itself apart or shrink in size.
This bursitis NLP technique can teach your subconscious mind to automatically avoid pain by focusing on other - often positive and so endorphine producing - things instead (positive thoughts, other parts of your body, comforting images of relaxing and secure settings, activities, music, counting...).
This one is the best described by an example. Imagine your hip bursitis pain sitting on a chair on the other side of the room and command it to stay there, far away from you.
Other bursitis NLP techniques are focused on ensuring that you know that have the ability to influence your life as much as you want. Once you really believe you can control your life and pain, you really CAN.
The deep relaxation NLP techniques are very similar to hypnosis and as a result:
Bursitis NLP rocks when it comes to reducing or even eliminating pain. However, it is advisable to see your doctor first to rule out any serious issues or diseases before 'masking' the aches with Neuro Linguistic Programming treatment.
NLP treatment session usually takes one hour.
Thanks to the efficiency and effectivity of bursitis NLP, you should experience significant relief in 2-5 sessions. However, this will depend on the severity and type of your condition and other individual circumstances.
If you do not have access or finances for attending 'live' NLP sessions, some CD and distance programs are also out there for grabs.
Enjoy NLP and pain-free life.