This is one of the most challenging yet satisfying aspects of Charles Borden’s practice: helping people cope with the debilitating effects of chronic pain. There is no doubt: pain is very real. But assisting a person with a better state of mind can have a positive, significant impact on their ability to keep pain from overtaking their life. A combination of deep relaxation and specific mental imaging can help manage pain. Because pain is a by-product of a specific medical condition, Charles Borden works in tandem with a physician’s care; hypnotherapy is not intended to treat illness. Ask your Doctor if hypnotherapy might make sense as part of your program.