Hyperesthesia… Feelings on Steroids


Hyperesthesia is increased of sensitivity to the body, skin or specific areas of the body.  It is a condition that can involve an abnormal increase in sensitivity to stimuli of the senses. Stimuli of the senses can include sound that one hears, foods that one tastes, textures that one feels, and so forth. Increased touch sensitivity is referred to as “tactile hyperesthesia”, and increased sound sensitivity is called “auditory hyperesthesia”. Tactile hyperesthesia may be a common symptom of many neurologic disorders such as herpes zoster, peripheral neuropathy, and radiculopathies. When a non-noxious stimulus causes the sensation of pain the area will be termed hyperaesthetic. (source: Wikipedia)

Hyperesthesia, the Hypnotic Phenomena

Generally, when someone comes in, for treatment with a hypersensitivity issue, it’s something that is causing a problem in one or more areas of the person’s life. The person’s sensitivity isn’t limited to just tactile sensitivity.
I have met people who cannot stand to watch any action movies, people who react violently to noise, smells, tastes and the list goes on.

For the individual who has these issues… I have great news! Anything that can be induced and be reduced or removed.

It’s Contextual

Frequently, and luckily too, these sensitivities can be contextual. There are, of course, the exceptions (the boy in the bubble, etc) but for most, their sensitivities are in one or two contexts which at worst case, can be avoided. If they cannot be avoided I might suggest that find a good hypnotherapist who can help you modify these issues.

I first learned about this while studying Markova Stacks. Dawna Markova, who studied with Milton H. Erickson, MD, wrote a book and then designed a program called the Open Mind. The Open Mind differentiates how people process information through the 5 senses. It’s fascinating work but too detailed for the scope of this article

Other Uses

Hyperesthesia from hypnotic standpoint has lots of uses particularly in the areas of intimacy. We live in a society where just about everything is available on the internet and large variety of people have become so disconnected to their own bodies and feeling that this hypnotic phenomenon can useful in reconnection to those feelings and sensations.

Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP, uses hyperesthesia in an entire training program to teach people how to use the own human skills like superpowers. The program is called Design Human Engineering. It’s a little pricey but well worth the expenditure.

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