Health is Wealth

So often we can focus on what we don’t want in life:

“I don’t want to get ill”

“I don’t want this pain”

“I can’t afford to become unwell at the moment”

From this mindset we can easily focus and study the very thing that we don’t want, thinking that it is a productive thing to do.

For example:

– Have back pain and then start learning all about the structure of the back and back pain stories.

– Have stomach problems and then start focusing on all things stomach and digestion related.

However, what I suggest instead, is to study the very opposite, focusing on what you do want in life …..

Wealth instead of debt

Happiness instead of depression

Calmness instead of anxiety

Health instead of pain / illness

In my own personal study of health, I have found a tool that can be used to promote this healthy thinking, named JEM!

This is a real game changer and I suggest that you do it daily, for maximum benefit:

J  –  Journal – What this means is, write down your thoughts, then rip the paper up and throw it away.
The practice is clearing the clutter out of your mind, it’s better out than in, and doing it this way, allows you to be as brutally honest as you want, without any judgement.

E  – Exercise – This is an intimidating and boring word for a lot of people, so if it helps, use the word movement or activity instead.
Research tells us that we are more likely to stick with something if we enjoy it, so find something which moves your body and that you enjoy

M  – Meditate – This does not mean that you have to become a Buddhist monk, just work on a state of mindlessness.
A good way of doing that is to focus completely on your breath, the breath is always the present moment, so if we can anchor to the breath (now) we will stop ruminating on past events or on concerns about the future.

Instant Back Pain Cure

INSTANT, FAST, QUICK, these are all words that are familiar to us in the modern day, as we have all built an expectancy to have our needs met in a very timely manner.

… And of course why should we not!

We have Fast Food, Instant Drinks, Fast Cars and Fast Technology. 

So why is it that Pain cannot be cured instantly?

Don’t get me wrong, medication can mask symptoms quickly and other treatments can ease them, but curing long term Back Pain instantly is an illusion. 

We have all been brain washed to believe that our health is controlled by external factors and that we can all be cured now!

This is all so understandable, as I too have seen the cleverly marketed Paracetamol ‘curing’ Pill for Back Pain and the 10 minute “AB device” advert between my “Only Fools and Horses” marathon. 

In my opinion, Health is an inside job, and so is the healing of Back Pain.

The moment you make the shift from looking externally to looking within, you will make progress and true recovery from your Back Pain.

Lee
www.gopaingo.com

Check-In To 2017

At certain points in time, events or people can prompt us to reflect.

For me, like lots of other people, it is the coming to the end of a year and what a year 2016 has been.

2016 has been my first year as a Pain Relief Coach and I am feeling really privileged to have helped many clients who were victims of chronic pain to become pain free.

In addition, on a more personal note, I married in October.

As wonderful as the day was, it also primed up some family issues that provided me with an opportunity to face and resolve some old buried negative emotions.

I remember a month before my wedding experiencing some neck and shoulder pain and also the feeling of it dissolving once the day had arrived.

This pain provided me with great insight into the turbulence that life changes can bring and the importance of “checking in” with ourselves frequently.

The process of “checking in” is very simple, if you are experiencing pain or tension, then just ask yourself the following two questions:

1.What is going on right now or in the near future?

2.How do I feel about this?

Your answers to the above questions will provide you with insight into the potential source of your pain/tension.

With this knowledge you can then try and find a way to make this change more comfortable, which in turn will help you to reduce/resolve your pain.

Happy New Year from Go Pain Go!

Lee

www.gopaingo.com

What is Pain Relief Coaching?

As a Pain Relief Coach I work with people who are in Pain that is caused by emotional repression.

Typically, if I was to discuss the service that I offer to others, I receive 3 types of response.

The response received actually highlights more than just a person’s opinion; it also highlights their relationship with Pain.

Below I have tried to provide an overview of the common responses, where Phase 1 typically focuses on external solutions and Phase 3 is where Pain Relief Coaching could really help:

Phase 1
Rejection of the mind-body concept and some people can be quite offended that I have suggested that their pain may be generated by their unconscious mind.

This group continue to look for external solutions and take little responsibility for their health.

They are waiting to be fixed and they are disappointed when no long lasting progress is made.

Phase 2
An appreciation for the mind-body connection, and they even acknowledge that pain can be worsened by stress.

They can see it in other people, but their pain/symptom is different in some way and still seek an external cure.

Phase 3
Here there is a real shift from looking externally for a cure to looking internally for answers.

Sometimes people get to this phase by exhausting phase 1 & 2, maybe after trying every specialist and/or medication but still finding themselves in pain.

However, no matter how the person arrived here, this is where an empowering active responsibility in their health starts.

Support is still needed in their recovery, but true healing now begins.


If this blog has resonated with you in some way, then why not have a think about the questions below?

  • Are you currently in pain or do you have a reoccurring symptom?
  • From the Phases above, which one do you think you are currently in?
  • What support could you really do with now?
  • Do you have any inconsistencies that make you question your diagnosis?
  • Who could you reach out to, if you wanted to find out more about the mind-body connection?
  • How much of a priority is it to become pain free?

… Depending on your answers, Pain Relief Coaching could be your next needed step on the path to recovery from Pain.

If you would like to find out more about this service, then please contact me using the following link: http://www.gopaingo.com/special-offer/

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3 ways to Stay In Pain

Number One – “Ignore the pain”:

Pain is always a message that something is wrong.

If everything is OK structurally with your body then there is something in your life that needs addressing.

However, what we tend to do is mask the message with Pain killers and carry on with life.

Of course there is a place for Pain Relief medication, but should it be part of your daily routine for the rest of your life?

I suggest, using Pain as a message from your unconscious that something in your life is not how you want it to be!

Number Two – “Keep doing the same thing”:

If you want a different result then you are going to have to take a different approach.

If you are in Chronic Pain then keep looking for different options / alternative therapies, until you find something that works for you.

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results” – Albeit Einstein

Number Three – “Put yourself last”:

This is a great way to stay in Pain!

Often we put others needs before our own.

But in reality to be in a good position to help others, we must first be well and healthy ourselves.

So invest in your health!

It is so easy to make excuses e.g. lack of time or money.

However, we are talking about our health, the most precious gift!

Everything is affected by health, so prioritise it above everything.

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn

Tony Robbins Quote

Negative Thinking

Negative thoughts which keep going round and round in one’s mind are problematic, as it is well proven that the thoughts that we have affect our physiology.

For example:

A Negative thought can weaken the immune system, create tension in our muscles, creating pain, release toxins into our body and overall hinder and restricts our body from thriving.

However:

Positive thoughts strengthen our immune system, release happy hormones, speeds up recovery times from injury and illness and helps create a healthy and happy body.

This is helpful to know, but when we are caught up in negative thoughts, we are often unaware of it, until our body lets us know via a symptom or pain. So the first step is awareness, catch the thought! Most likely it is a repeat of something or a possibility of something happening, but that’s all that it is, a possibility.

There are a million other possibilities as well, and WE CAN choose which possibility to obsess about.

When we are in full flow of negative thoughts, they often feel like a vehicle going at a speed of 100mph, and just like a vehicle which has the momentum of 100mph, you have to slow it down before you can turn it around.

Once you have it at a standstill or a reasonable speed you can then choose the direction you wish to go.

So here’s a tip to deal with obsessive negative thoughts ……………………….

Step 1 – Awareness: Use tension/symptoms in your body as an indicator to become aware of thoughts, if you have good awareness, simply catch the thought.

Step 2 – Slow it down: Put the brakes on. The breath is a fantastic anchor, because it is always available. Focus on the breath; it helps to count after each outbreath e.g. up to 10.

Step 3 – Choose a new direction: What makes you happy? What is the best scenario which could happen? How do you want to be? Take some time building a new image as clear as you can.

Step 4 – Repeat step 1, 2, & 3, as often as you can. You are creating a new neuropathway in your brain which is going to positively affect your body.

I’ll leave you with a quote:

I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened

-Mark Twain

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Check In

To simplify I work with people who are in one place (pain), and want to be in a new place (out of pain).

We can easily compare this journey to flying a plane to a new destination.

No plane journey is straight forward for a pilot; he or she takes into account all the variables which affect the planes course including wind speed, direction, weather conditions, temperature and the weight of the plane.

They constantly check-in with the instrument gauges and may make adjustments which keep the plane on the course that they need to be on.

This metaphor is relevant to being on a journey of pain recovery.

First you decide and commit to the journey and whilst on that journey, you may very well need to check in and make any changes that are going to promote your recovery.

Be a pilot with your health and don’t be disheartened if you have to make some adjustments along the way.

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What’s stopping you?

“Eat less and exercise more” is often the advice given for weight loss.

If only it was that simple and our minds were that robotic!

The reality is that we are illogical beings who are easily conditioned, have different personalities and who often find change scary and challenging.

In my opinion, the reason why weight loss is difficult for some people is the many attachments they placed on food.

For example, it often appears to be more about how food makes us feel rather than the nutritional content that drives us to eat.

In addition to feelings, unconscious beliefs also play a large part in why we choose certain foods and the amounts we consume….

As an example of this, I once met a lady who really struggled to lose weight. She tried every diet, recruited the best personal trainers but still she could not achieve any long lasting results. But when this lady finally reflected and tapped into her unconscious mind, she realised that it was her anxiety that was holding her back, as she believed that if she lost weight then she would become more attractive to men thus potentially putting her cherished relationship with her loving husband in jeopardy.

The same approach can be applied to pain, where if we tap into our unconscious we tend to discover unconscious beliefs/thoughts that are preventing the pain to go, for example:

I have not worked in years; I’m worried that I may not be able to do my job now?

I really did not enjoy my job; I don’t want to go back!

Would my partner give me less attention?

If I am no longer a Chronic Pain sufferer, who am I?

So I urge you to also reflect on all of the possible undercover reasons that maybe holding you back from being pain free……

As a little awareness can often pave the way for life changing results!

Time doesn’t heal shit!

Personally I believe that the saying ‘time is the greatest healer’ is a total myth.

The truth is that time does not heal, but taking action and working through stuff does!

To prove my point, I recently read a case study about a 76 year old woman who was having hypnosis for anxiety.

The skilled hypnosis gently regressed the lady back to the start of her problems, where she was just 4 years old, being abused by a family member.

Suddenly the lady became overwhelmed with intense emotion and felt how she would have as a 4yr old.

This lady had never experienced these emotions as a girl; she had instead frozen them and locked them deep into her unconscious mind and went through life, avoiding certain situations and having unexplained physical symptoms.

So time did not make a single bit of difference to this lady’s healing of her trauma!

As children we often don’t have the resources to deal with and work through extreme negative emotions. However, as adults we have a responsibility towards our own health and well-being.

As the famous psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden said:

The first step toward change is awareness, the second step is acceptance.

Moving forward I invite you to speak to your loved ones, friends, colleagues or even a stranger about something that is bothering you . . . .

Because guess what?

Life’s too short to carry around unnecessary baggage.

Try it, I guarantee you will feel lighter.

Back Pain – Help is here

Welcome to Go Pain Go and the launch of my new Pain Relief Coaching therapy, based in Ipswich UK but aiming to help people all over the world, who suffer from Chronic Pain conditions.

Over the next few weeks and months I will be writing a lot about Pain including some great starter tips on how to resolve it.

So if you have been to the Doctor, Physio or even had surgery for your Pain, but you are still suffering with symptoms, then this blog and Pain Relief Coaching is for you.

Watch this space 🙂