The client is asked to visualize a control panel of some sort. In the centre is a large glass dial like a clock with a large indicator hand that can move up and down the scale. The client is told that the dial represents their current pain level.
Any time they want to change their level of comfort and control the pain all they have to do is visualize the control panel and move the dial. The client is instructed to make their pain slightly worse, so that the indicator on the dial moves up. This is done to give the client an experience of control, to believe that they can actually make a difference to their own condition. The client is then instructed to move the dial the other way, to make their pain slightly less. Once the client discovers that they actually have some conscious control over their pain they are much more willing to accept the idea that they can manage and control pain.
This simple script is remarkably effective for a wide range of other conditions as well as pain.
I wonder if you can imagine a control panel..... something with maybe a big dial in the middle.... part of a machine perhaps.... or it could just be the dial on a car, where you press the pedal the car speeds up....or it could have knobs that turn,.... or... you might be familiar with the kind of thing you get on some stereo systems.... where as you slide the control up, the sound goes up and a needle moves..... and you slide it down and the sound goes down..... or maybe some other kind of panel comes to mind that lets you control a process.....
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And now.... move that indicator down a lot..... make a significant movement down.... and feel that pain recede, feel a real difference as the indicator goes down and stays down.... and now move that indicator down even lower.... all the way down to the bottom..... all the way down..... and now move it up just a little from the bottom... so that there is just a tiny bit of pain left for you... pain is a message that there is something not right... that you should be careful with that part of the body,.... so you can leave a little.... just enough to remind you that you need to take a little care.....
And you have now learned how to control this thing.... and anytime you want to vary the level .... any time you forget..... you can use the control panel..... move that indicator.... and it will move with it.... You are in control... and isn't that something good to know?