Is it Too Late to Get Out of Pain?

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Getting out of chronic pain may be the hardest thing you face in your life. The stakes are high – very high. On the one side is living with pain, where everything feels like it’s closing in around you, clipping the edges of your life. The stakes are high – very high. On the one […]

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The True Meaning of Life After Pain

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Some years ago, when I was living with chronic 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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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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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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Stoicism and Pain: 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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