How Can Therapy Help Reduce Or Eliminate Pain?

There is often quite a bit we can do to reduce the level of pain that we experience in our lives. It may be surprising to discover that we can learn to feel less pain.


  • Self-hypnosis is a methodology that uses dissociation and relaxation to manage and alleviate pain.

  • Dissociation is a process of focusing our attention on something pleasant or engaging so that we are able to block out the experience of pain.

  • Since tension increases our experience of pain, learning to relax actually diminishes our experience of pain.

  • Physical pain always has a psychological component. Addressing the emotional  factors that cause or are caused by pain often decreases the degree of pain experienced. ​

  • Pain shared is more easily borne. Talking with an empathic therapist may bring both physical and emotional relief of pain. 

  • Problem-solving in therapy may uncover new approaches or link you to new resources that can be helpful to you in reducing pain.

  • Sometimes, without our realizing it, the ways we are living our lives may be adding to our level of pain. Reevaluation with a trained therapist may reveal ways of developing an improved, more enjoyable way of life.

  • EMDR therapy may help you get to the root cause of your pain and, by healing the source, heal the pain. 


New Book Released!

Easing Pain

Santa Barbara Therapist and Author

About Pain: For Those Who Suffer and Their Caregivers

This book gives an in-depth description of how being in severe pain alters the person you are and the world you live in. It may be seen as a wake-up call to caregivers, including doctors and nurses, to enhance their effectiveness in working with people in pain. It also tackles the question of how to live with, reduce, relieve and even rise above pain.


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Many people suffer with pain.  Sometimes loudly, sometimes silently.  Sometimes with a network of supportive caring people. Sometimes they suffer all alone. Men, women, children; black, white, and yellow; rich and poor. Pain does not discriminate. Whether the pain is chronic or acute, pain has an enormous impact on our lives. 

Perhaps you are one of the many people all over the globe who, at this moment, are hurting and in pain. Or perhaps you are caring for someone in pain. You may be asking the question: Can anything be done to ease the pain?  


The answer is YES!

Dr. Rachel B. Aarons LCSW

Dr. Rachel B. Aarons LCSW

​You don't need to suffer alone. 

Take a first step to easing your pain.
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