To provide more support and tips for self-management during the pandemic, Pain Connection has launched an interactive series, “Building Your Toolbox,” held the first Tuesday of the month. Each meeting in the series focuses on discussing a different pain modality with an expert. With the current health crisis, fear and stress seem to be at an all-time high, especially for pain warriors. We would like to encourage our pain warriors to create a toolbox of treatment modalities that can help you thrive all the time, not just during the pandemic.

The next installment in the series will be on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30 pm ET.  The meeting will focus on self-hypnosis with Helen Hess, RN, NP, CHT. Helen is a certified hypnotist and hypnotherapist specializing in health hypnosis. She utilizes hypnosis to decrease pain; decrease stress, fear and worry; improve sleep and energy; enhance relationships; and change lifestyle choices for better health.

Participants will hear from Helen and then have a chance to interact with her and ask questions. The conversation will be guided by me and long-time support group leader, Bobbi Blades.

More about Helen

Helen Hess, RN, NP, CHT, has been a certified hypnotist and hypnotherapist since 2005. She trained at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America located in New Mexico. Helen’s specialty is health hypnosis. She utilizes hypnosis to decrease pain; decrease stress, fear and worry; improve sleep and energy; enhance relationships; and change lifestyle choices for better health.

Helen is a Certified Medical Support Hypnotherapist and Fellow of the International Board of Hypnotherapy. She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the Arizona Nurses Association, and is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.