Alan Gordon, LCSW, founder and executive director of the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CA, and creator of Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) has written a book, The Way Out which is rocking the pain community. As the subheading implies, it is a scientifically proven approach to healing chronic pain. It's an unpretentious, powerful read… Continue reading Catching Your Fears
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.
"Remember, MBS/TMS is a psychological disorder with physical symptoms. Do not become intoxicated with your pain. Let it go. Rather, think psychologically and when you feel the sear of pain. Without attention, it can disappear like whittled wood."
Permanent mindbody solutions for both pain and eating disorders lie in the mind not in physical exercise or diet.