Welcome

Hi there, and welcome to LifeAfterPain.com To get started, find out if Trigger Points could be causing your pain. You’ll find out the real reasons why you get triggers – and then  the following email series shows you what you can do to get rid of them – long term. And if there’s something you want […]

Mindset & Getting Out of Chronic Pain

I’d always suspected that the people who read LifeAfterPain were cut from a slightly different cloth. I had a hunch that they saw things differently and had a different attitude towards their health than most people. This was confirmed 100 times over last week when I sent out a few quick email questions to our loyal […]

Why Chronic Pain Changes Everything

In medical literature, there’s two kinds of pain: acute and chronic pain. By definition, chronic pain is any pain that lasts more than 3 months. The terms ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ have nothing to do with how severe the pain is. You can have a low grade pain in your back for a week and that […]

Distraction and Mind Body Syndrome

One very powerful technique when it comes to overcoming chronic pain is distraction. When you put your attention on something, this becomes your focus, and the thing you put your attention on grows to take up your entire world. One example is when you’re completely absorbed in reading a book, and you may not hear […]

De-Stress

A question I often get asked is: ‘How do I reduce stress – because I’m sure that’s creating muscle pain for me…’ To answer that question, here’s a short story on how stress works: Right now – reach out and pick up something – a cup of tea, glass of water – anything. How heavy […]

Travels with Epicurus and a Graceful Old Age

Travels with Epicuris is a book I’ve read a couple of times. In it, the Author Daniel Klein (in his 70′) goes to the small Greek island of Hydra to discover how the Greeks (and his favourite philosopher Epicuris) go about living a graceful and meaningful old age. This goes to counter to the ‘Forever […]

Hardwiring Happiness

I really want to share this story with you, because it illustrates an important fact about how chronic pain works – and how we can rewire our brains to gain control again. The story comes from a great book called ‘Hardwiring Happiness – the New Science of Calm, Contentment and Confidence.’ In this book the […]

Chronic Pain and Resilience

Due to a birth disorder, Danea Horn had 10 surgeries before she was two, and has had demanding health challenges since then. Out of necessity, Danea developed a different way to approach her health – one that is full of self compassion and acceptance. In this interview, Danea looks at the chronic pain and resilience – […]