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We at NLSMC have noticed over the last year or so a significant upsurge in people seeking help for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) No surprise, really, when you take into account ever increasing workloads, pressure of timescales and meeting deadlines together with what amounts, sadly, to an almost complete lack of understanding from unsympathetic employers. A recent report commissioned by the TUC, for example, states that there are up to half a million RSI sufferers in the UK alone and estimates that between 6-10 people lose their jobs each week because of the affliction.
RSI is an umbrella term used to describe a number of activity (task-specific) related arm and hand conditions including tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and focal dystonia.
The disorder originates from abnormalities in ergonomic care, meaning poor posture while working in front of computers, when driving or perhaps being seated in awkward positions over extended periods of time and when undertaking repetitive tasks.
The most common physical symptom is an excruciating pain, mostly in the hands but also encompassing the wrists, arm, back and shoulders. This pain grows worse with increased activity and is usually present within just a few minutes of performing tasks where the afflicted area is involved. This leads to understandable frustration and can involve secondary psychological symptoms including anxiety, stress, panic and depression.
RSI can be alleviated by utilising traditional physiotherapy, certain medications (NSAIDs) steroid injections, immobilisation techniques (the use of splints to ease associated pain) massage, osteopathy and, as a last resort, surgery.
RSI Awareness, a leading information resource (www.rsi.org.uk) also includes, as one of the principal conventional therapies for RSI conditions, clinical hypnosis.
We discuss elsewhere on this site our conviction that we are all able to induce Neuroplasticity (a state brought on by changing our thought processes, allowing nerve cells in the brain to reorganize and compensate for injury and disease) and that one of the most effective ways of achieving this is through Hypnotherapy. By directly accessing the subconscious mind through Hypnosis we can change virtually any negative psychological or physical condition that has taken hold, in the process relieving the sufferer of the identity and symptoms of the affliction.
Using Hypnotherapy, together with NLP, Mind-clearing, EFT and other techniques, we have successfully treated sufferers of RSI, considerably relieving the symptoms and, in many cases, completely curing the condition. We treat clients on a 1:1 basis at our North London centre or worldwide, via Skype and Zoom. The treatment programme, involving just a handful of sessions, combines live hypnosis with demonstrations of specific techniques, three studio-quality recordings, tailor-made for the client, and various handouts in pdf format.
For a friendly, informative chat relating to RSI or to book an initial consultation, feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.