Quote from John Sarno: "As long as the patient believes there is something wrong with their back or other joint, the pain will hang around."
"Pain and most of our health problems, including fatigue, skin, and digestive disorders, are the result of hidden tension within the mind-body due to the demands on our lives to be good, push harder, make everyone happy, never fail—to be perfect."
Expressing emotions is a way of releasing the body's truth. As you express emotions, that teaches the brain that feelings come and go, explains Alan Gordon, LCSW, Director of the Pain Psychology Center. "Your body is trying desperately to get you to feel, but it doesn't have the power of speech," says Gordon.