There are Two Kinds of Self-Help Books..
.. Those you read and say, "Oh what a great book"..
.. And those you truly EXPERIENCE in such a way that your view of things is positively changed forever
When truly EXPERIENCING a great Self-Help book, you can usually remember exactly what time you "accidentally" found it and exactly where you found it
Although this FREE E-book is only about 17 pages, it explains such a deep understanding of things that will make you UNDERSTAND that you have only yet been on the surface of your connection to things.
According to the Institute of Medicine: in just the United States alone, approximately 100 million people suffer some form of chronic pain, and while medical doctors are trained in physical ailments and causes of pain, there is a lack of consideration given to the mental aspect.
“Studies of brain imaging show that physical pain and emotional pain are equivalent and that emotionally laden regions of the brain (rather than somatosensory areas) are activated in chronic back pain. Emerging research shows that psychological interventions that target emotions are showing significant results (in pain management and alleviation).”
Before we can learn just how to take an intellectual posture - an enlightened stance - toward knowing the deep interconnectedness of pain and the mind, some questions must be answered, distinctions must be made. So let us begin at the beginning and build from that foundation.
By answering these simple but profound questions
#1. How Does The Brain Differ From The Mind?
#2. What is Your Pain Distracting You From?
#3. How does Your Fear of Pain Increase the Pain?
#4. How To Accept Your Thoughts and Unwanted Emotions to Ease The Pain
What Are Some Unattended Emotions?
Unattended emotions are those that can be recognized on the surface as simple,
“I’m so angry”
we only consider them at face value. If we spend the time to really sit and give awareness to these emotions, however, we begin to uncover the root of the anger. Many "why" questions should be asked during this process.
Let Me Tell You a Story...
Her name is Isabella.
She has had back pains for approximately 14 years by now, and closing in on 28. In the beginning, no doctor would believe her.
It wasn’t until she was 17 years old that she did her first Spinal X, but they couldn’t find anything wrong with her spine or the cause of her back problems.
She has in the past few years done a couple of new MRI’s and even computer tomography. No one could find the source of the pain.
She got to see a surgeon that was as clueless as the rest of them but gave it a guess that it was the muscles and joints that was the cause of the pain.
Because She got increasingly worse by time and no painkillers helped her, she got to see another surgeon that sent her to MRI.
He talked about some white areas around her discs that looked weird (She was terribly sore around those discs) and mentioned that it could be the cause of a disease.
The pain limited her a lot in everyday life..
.. and she had to pass on things that she didn’t manage to participate in.
As a girl in her early 20’s, the one thing that took the biggest toll on her was to continuously drift away from her social life.
Me and Isabella Talked A lot..
As a child, a girl learns, through everyday experiences and comments, to compare her life, looks, and achievements to others’.
As an adult, she continues comparing herself to others without help from anyone and is in a constant state of competition with everyone around her, always hyper-vigilant about her life.
The manifestation of this hypervigilance in her body is a racing mind, replaying everything that happened that day to see where improvements could be made, leading to restless - even sleepless nights, which cause tightness all over her body.
>>> By Analyzing a Core Cause of The Pain <<<
Why is her body tense all the time?
Because she isn’t sleeping well.
Why is she not sleeping well?
Because her brain won’t shut off.
Why won’t her brain shut off?
Because she is hyper- vigilant.
Why is she hyper-vigilant?
Because she is anxious at the very perception of imperfection.
Why is she anxious?
Because she is afraid to fail, afraid to disappoint, afraid she will be “less than” others.
Taking a detailed look backward through the process we discovered that the root of Isabella’s anxiety and competitive state is fear.
Only When the Unattended Emotion, Fear, is Recognized Can the Healing Begin
It would not do to just tell Isabella that she is good enough, pretty enough etc. fear is where the work must be done, not just learning to manage the symptoms.
While going through the motions, this is something ONLY YOU can be experiencing..
But the GREAT THING IS!! Only the knowledge that this is the cause is enough to EASE THE PAIN!
"Our thoughts create our version of reality"
One person may not interpret the same situation exactly like another. These thoughts play an active role in shaping our emotions and based on these emotions we act, or react, in any number of ways.
When the thoughts and feelings of the mind dictate how the body feels, and to some degree what the body does, pain then occurs when the mind and body are out of balance.
It is the body’s way of telling the mind that something is in need of attention and that awareness needs to be brought to the suffering itself as well as its cause.
Anxiety, depression, and tension are all known to cause physical pain and for many, this pain can appear in the back, neck, and shoulders.
It may be difficult to pinpoint the exact area of the pain; back, neck and shoulder ailments like these tend to be generalized – or encompassing the entire back.
It is also possible to be unaware of the cause of an anxiety attack or a bout of depression, in these situations back pain may be the result of unattended emotions or even unknown triggers.