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Smile. Major dental procedure without anaesthetic!


I recently visited Spain, which gave me the chance to catch up with one of my former European clients, the remarkable Ana Sofia.

Fear of needles and fear of going to the dentist are not uncommon phobias, add an acute allergic reaction of anaesthetic as a child into the mix and you have a real issue. However what makes Ana Sofia’s story so awe inspiring is that she was ultimately able to undergo complex dental surgery without any anaesthetic at all - solely through the power of the mind.

Pain and anxiety are intrinsically linked and by achieving an extremely relaxed state, Ana Sofia was able to allow the dentist to perform a full and complex dental procedure, which would normally require several shots of local anaesthetic to numb the nerves involved.

Using this expert process, which take many years of training to perform, I was able to make Ana Sofia feel and believe that her mouth was totally pain free in the area the dentist was working. During the procedure I used a technique to monitor her feelings and pain level which I call ‘the pain dial’. This runs from 0 to 10 and I intermittently asked Ana Sofia to write down where she felt her pain was. The highest number she wrote was four and it was obvious to all in the room that she was comfortable and relaxed throughout. Her dentist, who very kindly agreed to the ‘mindsurgery’ being used, was completely flabbergasted by its effectiveness. He had never seen anybody undergo what would normally be a painful procedure without any anaesthetic at all!

Ana was kind enough to note down a few words about the experience herself and here they are… “There’s nothing worse than toothache, so when one of mine started to give me enormous pain, I knew I would have to face my worst fear. I had read about ‘mindsurgery’ as an alternative to undergoing anaesthetic and I instantly knew that was the way I wanted to go. After some research, I discovered Russell.

He came to Barcelona and trained me in the art of relaxation in preparation for the procedure. I was fully confident in the dentist’s chair and throughout the process felt relaxed and in control. The pain I experienced was minimal and totally manageable and the best thing was my recovery was really quick. So, 'gracias' Russell.”


Russell helped Ann Sofia push past her fears and he can help you too. Please call to discover how.

Russell Hemmings is a world renowned life coach working with clients on a range of issues from his bases in Dubai and the UK.

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