The mind and its images have a profound effect on the experience of pain. A football player doesn’t feel his broken ribs until after the game. A frightened child feels much more pain from an injection.
You can learn to shift your awareness and diminish the pain signals reaching your brain. This program offers two thoroughly relaxing and soothing experiences that teach you to use two different techniques to tune out pain and tune in relief.
For chronic or acute pain—"Change the Channel."
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"I wanted to thank you for making your recordings available, especially Change the Channel on Pain and Healing Journey. These two recordings helped me through four painful days while being bedridden with severe neck pain from a slipped disc and a degenerating disc.
When the pain was so severe and unbearable, I laid on my back perfectly still and surrendered. I kept my body relaxed by using your Change the Channel on Pain recording for an hour and then switching for the next hour to the Healing Journey recording with the breathing music…
I’ve learned how to separate my body from my mind to give them both a rest... It was an exciting challenge to direct my mind and body… to help heal from within and to be able to feel relaxed and know the pain at the same time. I’ve experienced a real accomplished feeling…
Your recordings are invaluable. I’m fascinated by the benefits of relaxation and how it’s helped me in my life, and also by my ability to so easily and so pleasurably use imagery techniques."
• To reduce, relieve, or eliminate pain.
• To build self-esteem in chronic pain sufferers.
• To teach various techniques of pain control.
Chronic and acute pain of all types, and to support medical treatment. Other programs deal with specialized pain relief (post-surgery, headache, backache, etc.)
One to three times daily, or as needed for pain control. It is important that anyone using this program has received professional medical assistance and that all appropriate medical attention has been given to the condition.
Some pain medication may produce unpleasant side effects. This program may prove helpful in reducing or eliminating dependence on such drugs. Do not attempt to withdrawal from prescribed medication without the supervision of your physician.
"Your recordings have helped many people that I know tremendously. Just recently I have worked with many people with pain and some that are dying. I've always used music and Emmett's recordings [they] help a lot with pain.
People are able to get relief from the severe pain when they're listening to the recordings because pain is mostly tension. When the tension is lessening immediately afterward the pain in the muscles lessens. In addition, when fear lessens its grip on us, the pain and tension start to diminish."
~ Clemen-Ware Bettine, Reno, NV
Description of Exercises:
Track 1: (Part A) – Releasing Pain: Teaches you to focus awareness away from pain, and thereby decrease its intensity. This experience uses imagery and selective awareness to help you dissolve and make the sensations of pain disappear while leaving you in a calm, deeply relaxed state. (30:12)
Track 2: (Part B) – Focusing Relief: With a background of harp and flute, this experience teaches the technique of creating numbness of “glove anesthesia” in your hand. Then it provides a method, “dissociation,” of transferring the numbness to an area of your body where you are feeling the pain. (28:50)
Note: This recording is intended to support and not replace medical treatment. Many people find that they can reduce or eliminate pain medication after using this. Please do not reduce or discontinue any prescribed medication without consulting your physician.
Contraindications and Precautions:
Although there are really no absolute contraindications for the use of this product, people who are severely psychotic or who do not want to at least try to follow the guidance offered will probably benefit little from listening. Listening is also not a substitute for needed medical care or psychiatric care for serious mental or emotional disturbance. In any undiagnosed potentially serious condition such as a head injury, again, there will not likely be any harm, but it would be wise to delay their use until an adequate diagnosis has been made. Although no such problems have been reported, people with seizures of any kind, or neurological or with severe neurorespiratory disease, should check with their primary care practitioner for suggestions regarding the use of this program. Likewise, if you are undergoing psychotherapy, share your use of these with your therapist, as he/she may want to integrate this use with your treatment. And, of course, if you are driving or using equipment that requires your full attention, do not close your eyes and do not listen to any program that you find causes you to become drowsy, distracted, or incapable of functioning safely. Programs designated as “Drivetime” should be used with these precautions in mind.
Supplementary and Related Programs:
Rainbow Butterfly - A serenely relaxing guided meditation through the color spectrum and the inner healing patterns of your body and mind. A great way to “check out” while your body does its healing work. Helps awaken the butterfly within you.
Headache Relief - In this program, you will find powerful mind-body approaches that prove helpful for most headaches.
Healing Journey - This program features a symphony created specifically for this recording and was the first of Dr. Miller’s original creations from the 1970s. Pure relaxation and healing imagery.
Easing Into Sleep - Often, anxiety and worry can interfere with your sleep. Easing Into Sleep uses deep relaxation and meditative techniques to help you learn to release tension and be available to sleep.
Letting Go of Stress - Because accumulating stress is at the root of all anxiety, this program is useful for learning techniques to lower the overall level of stress in your life. A Dr. Miller Classic Letting Go Of Stress is a perennial bestseller.
Accepting Change, Moving On - Sometimes serious illnesses leave you with losses – loss of bodily organs or functions, for instance. In addition, relationships change as well as how you spend your time. Each of these losses requires an inner adjustment. This program helps you through these changes through guided imagery and self-hypnotic mind-tools.
Writing Your Own Life Script - As you eliminate unnecessary stress and worry, you will find yourself much better able to make positive changes in your lifestyle, your behaviors, etc. This program helps you make wise changes, and to self-program your subconscious mind to support those changes using Software For The Mind.
Successful Surgery and Recovery - Techniques in this program have been shown to speed up post-surgery healing by up to 25%! Use before and after surgery to reduce swelling, pain, bleeding, infection, and the side effects of anesthesia.