Which would be the better state in which to control pain
The Theta state is a better state to use for controlling pain, but it can also be done in the Alpha state. Care must be taken with use of language, because pain is a signal that something is wrong with our body; it is necessary to find out what causes that pain. It's the hurt that is in the pain that can be released. My tape or CD PP3 - Releasing Hurt, is a meditation which goes for about 20 minutes. This meditation takes us down into the Theta state where then the Guided Imagery steers us through releasing the hurt out through the top of the head, and then bringing in a healing colour to settle in and around the area of the pain.