Archive for September, 2016

The Sensations of Pain

- September, 2016

People often isolate their pain experience into one big area of PAIN! Yet there are many finer distinctions that can be made. When pain is reduced to a singular experience of “pain”, the brain’s capacity to assist in healing and management becomes limited. Learning a new language for sensations can provide an opportunity to meet your experience with more kindness and openness and less fear to provide a more positive opportunity for a sense of well-being.

 

How a person experiences him or herself is not “black and white.” Yet when one is experiencing pain, it is easy to forget the myriad of other physical sensations that are also present at the time. For people who experience chronic pain, when their attention gets focused on their pain, I refer to this as the “brain-pain super highway.” (more…)

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