Category Archives for "chronic pain"

The True Meaning of Life After Pain

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Some years ago, when I had chronic back pain, I can’t say I was the happiest camper to be around. Sure – I’d try and put on a happy face for friends and family – but that’s exactly what it was….trying. It’s hard to be genuinely relaxed and cheerful when you’re wondering when your back […]

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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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The Three Types Of Pain (and how to deal with them)

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Part One: Hotline Pain This is part one of a series of articles where I’m going through each type of pain in detail and how your body responds. I want to talk about the three different types of pain within your body. Your system reacts differently to each pain type when you experience chronic pain. […]

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Escaping Chronic Pain Part II

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This is part two of the article on how you can escape the clutches of chronic pain. If you missed part one, you can click here to read it. Once you realise your pain isn’t coming from the place you think it’s coming from, this is your first magical step of realisation. Realisation that you have […]

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Crossing the Threshold

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Today I’m going to talk about crossing the threshold. It’s a very powerful moment. It’s when you go from being in one mode of being, one space then you cross the threshold and you’re in another place, where suddenly, you’ve opened up a world of possibility where everything changes. I’m talking about this in terms […]

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