Chest Trigger Points and Breathing

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Modern life is stressful. I’m sure ancient life was stressful as well, but there’s one difference. Most people nowadays feel stressed while they’re sitting still – either at desks or in their car. And this has a subtle but powerful effect on your body. When you’re feeling stressed, it’s normal to feel ‘not good.’ Or […]

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The Paradox at the Heart of Getting Pain Free

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I heard a great metaphor the other day from a recovering perfectionist. It’s like this: imagine you’re driving a car, and there’s zero air in the tires. You’re basically driving along on the wheel rims. There’s a few problems with this. Firstly, you’re going to wreck the wheels. You’re not going to be able to […]

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What to do When an Injury is Not Getting Better

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  I’d like to introduce a fascinating concept which I deal with every day. A lot of people will injure themselves and they’ll get better. They’ll twist a wrist or an ankle or hurt something, and they’ll get better within 4-6 weeks and it’s gone. They’re cured. That’s very, very common. However, there is a […]

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Developing the Life Changing Ability to Turn Down Pain

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Introduction This case study is a compilation of notes taken from an interview I had with Simon, an orthodontist living in Australia. Simon had had five years of moderate to severe pain secondary to Multiple Sclerosis and back surgery. In this interview, he outlines the steps he took and the daily practice he developed to […]

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Using Stoic Principles in Everyday Life

Expert Interviews

Today’s Life After Pain masterclass is an interview with Dr Gregory Sadler PhD, author of ‘Reason Fulfilled by Revelation’ and the Reason.io site and channel. Dr Sadler is also an executive coach, Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy at Marist College, Editor of Stoicism Today and the President and Founder of Reason.io. In this interview, we’re going […]

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Treating Chronic Pain Part III – the Window

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When you’re consulting with someone who has chronic pain, there’s certain windows of opportunity. Things that can make or break the process. In the video below, you’ll hear the story of how spotting this window helped a young man get out of the pain that was ruining his life. If you have patients who aren’t […]

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Treating Chronic Pain – Challenges and Solutions – Part II

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Last week, I asked the health professionals in our audience what their main challenges were in treating people with chronic pain. The challenges are varied, because chronic pain is a complex problem. There was a common theme though: successfully treating chronic pain means your patient also needs to actively involved. Here are the rest of […]

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