Chronic pain can sometimes feel like the bane of the human experience. While emotional pain can be just as severe, physical pain often doesn't feel like something that can simply go away as we think about something else. It feels here to stay.
On top of the unpleasant sensation, we often experience a tremendous amount of inner turmoil, guilt, which takes us even deeper into a negative place.
This type of therapy is no replacement for a Doctor. But for it to be used in conjunction can be extremely liberating. It is obvious to most people that our psychology, thoughts and emotions contribute to the subjective experience of physical pain - the question is often to what degree.
Dr. John E Sarno, a chiropractor, had many patients throughout his decades of doing work. Noticing that nobody was fundamentally getting better, he turned to resources outside of the scope of physicality. He stumbled upon the notion that pain was had a psychological root. He started to recommend his clients see psychologists in addition to getting their chiropractor treatment. Surprisingly, he began to notice people actually becoming cured of their seeming physical ailments.
While this may sound crazy, once we begin to see that the brain and the body are literally one system, and that the experience of pain is fundamentally a subjective experience (in other words, the sensations are filtered through the mind before we become conscious of them), it doesn't sound too far out.
Fundamentally, the disharmony we feel within ourselves at moments we are in physical pain, more specifically chronic pain (not the kind where we get stung by a bee and do a little jump for example), comes from a discord between the 'I' and the experience. This discord generates a tremendous amount of inner conflict, which zaps our energy and lowers our ability to see clearly. Then we feel stuck, and don't have the energy to see what's zapping our energy.
The first step may often take a lot of conversations about to really begin to see the depth and breadth of it, but as we see more, it becomes easier and easier.
This is where we begin our inward journey.
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