Burmese Pain Method

By Charles Wm. Skillas, PhD, DD, BCH, CI, FNGH, MCCHt

It's a given that healers cannot heal themselves, and people for ages have always said "Physician, heal thyself". It makes us look bad to our clients when we go around stumbling with pain when we profess to be able to heal the client's pain. The client's response to the situation is "how can you heal my pain if you can't heal your own?" It's a good question!

Recently I had some foot pain and I tried all of the pain ointments that were available in the drugstores and none of them worked and somehow, probably because of the pain I was in, I remembered a workshop I attended at an NGH symposium which dealt with the Burmese method of pain control and healing. I remember it because it had a lot of desirable features like there is no formal trance induction, no deepening, it is easily taught, it has no dependence on the therapist and it is powerful in its effect.

The system was developed in Burma and that's why it's called the Burma technique. It was taught by the priests to the people to alleviate some of their suffering and pain, because they had a lot of it. The process appears to guide the body toward healing of the problem. It's actually a set of instructions to the subconscious mind and it can be used by just about anybody after a bit of practice. One of the things that's really nice about it is that you can use it while you doing your daily activities because your eyes are open, you are fully alert and awake.

The Burmese method is a unique detailed guided visualization, or simply called a sensing technique. The client sits down, relaxes and describes out loud, in great detail, what the discomfort that he feels looks like. We want the client to really focus and imagine the area of the pain. What is its shape, what its borders look like, the color of the thing, any bumps or cracks in it, whether it's pulsing, or being still, those kinds of things? The suffering person then mentally manipulates the pain he's just described. Actually, what he does is simply alter his perception of the painful area by all kind of techniques like sanding it with sandpaper and changing its shape, but making it smaller. Planing it to make it smaller, slicing it, compressing, it drilling holes in it, breaking off chunks of it and other procedures which modify what the painful area looks like to make it smaller. The client is gradually shrinking and eliminating the painful area from his awareness by modifying it until there is nothing left of it, and the pain disappears.

Since you are imagining all this, you are in a trance of your own making and when you are in a trance, the conscious mind is bypassed so what you have is the subconscious self. The imagination is the subconscious. In addition to the application of my own foot pain there will be other pain that will respond to this Burmese healing and pain relief method. For instance, headache control, bursitis and other joint pains, leg cramps because of poor circulation, back pains and any pain not needed as a warning sign of underlying organic disease.

You don't want to get rid of pain that is a signal of something that is really bad going on in the person. In that case, you go to the doctor.

Actually I used this a lot when I first started doing hypnotherapy, but I forgot about it. When I used it, I didn't encounter any resistance in applying this Burma technique for getting rid of pain. This is not a hard thing to learn. Most hypnotherapists, especially NGH hypnotherapists, know how to do it - and believe me. it's a great technique. I have used it in my practice, and it works. I just used it the other day on myself and it worked. Other people use it for headaches and knee pains, leg pain, foot pains, pain in the hands - literally anyplace pain might be.

Try it. It's easy and it works, and will save you taking medicines which may have bad side effects like acetaminophen which is bad for the liver and it's probably the most commonly used pain relieving medication in the country. So try Burmese, you will be very pleased.


This article is intended for general informational purposes
and does not provide medical, psychological, or other professional advice.


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