Control Panel Pain Relief Script
In the control panel pain relief script the client is asked to visualize a control panel of some sort. You get them to think about something like a large glass dial or like a clock with a large indicator hand that can move up and down the scale. The client is told that the what the dial is showing right now 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. In the initial training, 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. Suffers always believe it can get worse, so it is easy to move the dial up. But this creates the link between the pain level and the dial.
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 will be convinced. Demonstrating even a little control makes it much more likely they will accept the idea that they can manage and control their own pain. After that it is easy to imagine away the pain.
This script is remarkably effective for a wide range of other conditions. Anything that changes intensity from time to time can use this script.