The Purpose of My Taming Pain Blog

Dr. Bruce EimerWelcome to my Taming Pain Blog. I assume you are here either because you suffer from chronic pain, you have a person you care for, or about, who does, or you are a health professional who works with people with pain. I myself suffer from chronic pain. I have Fibromyalgia, Sjogrens Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, and multiple disc bulges and past herniated discs. I am a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist. I have specialized in clinical pain management for the past 27 years. I work at an interdisciplinary pain management center at a major community and teaching hospital in the Philadelphia area, and I also maintain a private clinical psychology, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy practice.

The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences and ideas about self help for pain management derived from my own personal struggles with persistent pain and from my clinical work.

My goal is to help you better tame and manage your chronic pain, as well as to help you become more effective at helping others tame and manage their persistent pain.

Hypnosis For Motivating Yourself To Do Household Chores

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This audio hypnosis program contains suggestions to motivate people with chronic pain to begin the process of restoring their functionality. It contains suggestions that coax your unconscious mind to energize you to perform necessary chores while you ignore pain that serves no signaling function. It also contains suggestions to your inner and outer minds for recognizing when you might be overdoing things. Every time you listen to this audio program, you will strengthen your motivation to rehabilitate yourself physically and mentally.

WARNING: You are warned to use common sense and NEVER listen to any of these hypnosis downloads while you are driving or operating a motor vehicle, or while you are operating any other dangerous machinery. These programs require your full focus and attention. Further, it is not uncommon to fall asleep while listening to a hypnosis recording. That is all right as long as you are in a safe place where your attention is not required elsewhere. If you do not heed this warning, we are not liable for the consequences.

Hypnosis for Ignorning Unnecessary Chronic Pain

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This audio hypnosis program contains direct and indirect suggestions for pain relief. There are suggestions that coax your unconscious mind to ignore unnecessary persistent pain that serves no signaling function, and suggestions to your conscious mind to notice pleasure and comfort. Best listened to every day, every time you listen to this program, you will strengthen your ability, consciously and unconsciously, to get out of pain.

WARNING: You are warned to use common sense and NEVER listen to any of these hypnosis downloads while you are driving or operating a motor vehicle, or while you are operating any other dangerous machinery. These programs require your full focus and attention. Further, it is not uncommon to fall asleep while listening to a hypnosis recording. That is all right as long as you are in a safe place where your attention is not required elsewhere. If you do not heed this warning, we are not liable for the consequences.

Hypnosis for Surgery Preparation

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This audio hypnosis program contains direct and indirect suggestions to help you mentally prepare for a successful surgery. The recording delivers suggestions for developing the right mindset for alleviating anxiety and adopting a positive and optimistic attitude by viewing yourself, your surgeon and your anesthesiologist as a cohesive effective team. It is best listened to everyday for two weeks before your scheduled surgery.

WARNING: You are warned to use common sense and NEVER listen to any of these hypnosis downloads while you are driving or operating a motor vehicle, or while you are operating any other dangerous machinery. These programs require your full focus and attention. Further, it is not uncommon to fall asleep while listening to a hypnosis recording. That is all right as long as you are in a safe place where your attention is not required elsewhere. If you do not heed this warning, we are not liable for the consequences.

What Does A Pain Psychologist Do?

This is a brief summary of what I do as a Pain Psychologist in my private practice.

I assume you are here because you suffer from chronic pain, or you want to help someone else who does. I am a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist and I specialize in clinical pain management. I have been doing this work for the past 27 years. I provide counseling, psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and psychological evaluations. I also teach people self help strategies for pain management. In fact, I myself suffer from chronic pain. I have Fibromyalgia, Sjogrens Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, and multiple disc bulges.

My goal is to help you better manage your chronic pain and associated emotional stress. I do this with people everyday and I employ a variety of non-drug modalities — e.g., education, talk therapy, guidance counseling, problem solving therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation therapy, energy healing, and clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

Pain Management Psychotherapy (PMP) counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length for a regular session, and 100 minutes for an extended session. Your first visit with me is an initial consultation. PMP counseling is subsequently provided based on an individualized treatment plan formulated at your first visit.

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Coping With Daily Lumbar Strain

One of my patients, a 55 year old lady, reported she has had bad pain days since her last visit. She has had annoying and biting back pain in her right lumbar area, and radiating right leg pain with some numbness. Her right sided lumbar pain is flared up by household chores such as washing dishes, taking out the trash, as well as by ADLs such as donning her shoes–all activities that involve leaning forward and bending. 

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Self Healing for Your Knee

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This audio program contains direct and indirect suggestions to activate your body’s natural healing mechanisms. If your knee pain is due to injury, arthritis, or wear and tear, this program will re-focus your unconscious mind on healing thoughts and pain relief. Starting with an easy hypnotic induction to help you rest back, relax and get focused, Dr. Eimer will provide information that your unconscious can immediately accept to begin the process of healing and pain relief.

WARNING: You are warned to use common sense and NEVER listen to any of these hypnosis downloads while you are driving or operating a motor vehicle, or while you are operating any other dangerous machinery. These programs require your full focus and attention. Further, it is not uncommon to fall asleep while listening to a hypnosis recording. That is all right as long as you are in a safe place where your attention is not required elsewhere. If you do not heed this warning, we are not liable for the consequences.

Hypnosis for Pain Journaling

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This audio hypnosis program contains direct and indirect suggestions that teach and motivate you to use a number of simple methods for tracking your pain. These methods enable you to chart your progress while you stay focused on comfort as opposed to pain.

WARNING: You are warned to use common sense and NEVER listen to any of these hypnosis downloads while you are driving or operating a motor vehicle, or while you are operating any other dangerous machinery. These programs require your full focus and attention. Further, it is not uncommon to fall asleep while listening to a hypnosis recording. That is all right as long as you are in a safe place where your attention is not required elsewhere. If you do not heed this warning, we are not liable for the consequences.

Hypnosis for Forgetting Pain

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This audio hypnosis program contains direct and indirect suggestions that coax your unconscious mind to forget about pain and remember comfort. Every time you listen to this program, you reinforce the habit of automatically noticing how you are comfortable.

WARNING: You are warned to use common sense and NEVER listen to any of these hypnosis downloads while you are driving or operating a motor vehicle, or while you are operating any other dangerous machinery. These programs require your full focus and attention. Further, it is not uncommon to fall asleep while listening to a hypnosis recording. That is all right as long as you are in a safe place where your attention is not required elsewhere. If you do not heed this warning, we are not liable for the consequences.

Hypnosis for Eating Less and Feeling Better

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This audio hypnosis program contains direct suggestions for improving your healthy eating habits and associating healthy eating with increased comfort and less pain. Every time you listen to this program, you strengthen your unconscious and conscious motivation to eat healthier foods and free yourself from pain.

WARNING: You are warned to use common sense and NEVER listen to any of these hypnosis downloads while you are driving or operating a motor vehicle, or while you are operating any other dangerous machinery. These programs require your full focus and attention. Further, it is not uncommon to fall asleep while listening to a hypnosis recording. That is all right as long as you are in a safe place where your attention is not required elsewhere. If you do not heed this warning, we are not liable for the consequences.