Are you in pain, right now?
Does the pain just seem to take over your whole life!
Whether it is a sore back, a sports injury, joint pain or that twinge when you move in a certain way!
Basically, you are fed up with it!
Ok, you may be taking medication to control the pain or mental distress.
But, really deep down you know this is not the answer!
So what is the answer?
Well, we have to take responsibility and change the way we react to pain and discomfort.
There are thousands of real-life examples of people controlling pain with just their minds and a number of proven techniques.
So, put your doubt on the top shelve and let me show you how to control your pain and get your life back!
A life that where pain no longer rules your life!
What you are going to learn
- Why you need to do this
- Discover why controlling your pain without pills or surgery is possible
- 3 proven techniques to naturally control pain
- Stop procrastinating and get your life back.
Why you need to do this!
How long have you been suffering from pain or mental distress?
Weeks, months or maybe it’s been years.
Like most of us, to control your pain you may be taking medication or even had to undergo painful surgery.
Now I want you to totally honest with yourself!
Are you still in pain, even though you have tried everything the doctor suggested?
- You have taken Medication where the doses keep getting higher and higher
- The painful surgery may have had little or no effect
- The counselling did not work
Now, let me ask you this…
If things haven’t changed, then why would the next day, weeks, months or even years be any different if you are doing the same things that are not worked in the past?
“The definition of insanity is doing the same things over again and expecting different results” TWEET THIS
I was in the similar situation about 17 years ago.
At the time, it was the worse point in my life!
In fact, it was I so bad I considered ending my life!
This led me into counselling for 2 years, even though my therapist Clive was a huge help at that time.
I did not really feel I was getting any better!
I just felt I was going around in circles and talking about the same stuff over and over again.
But then, I had a real breakthrough that changed everything!
I realised I was the only one who had made the choices that brought me to that point in my life. I accepted where I was at that very moment and took responsibility to do something about it!
To put a long story short.
I accepted where I was, which gave me the foundation to build from.
I started to make better choices for myself instead of relying on medication and counselling.
I did recover and now I’m a qualified Hypnotherapist and have travelled the world discovering how the mind affects the body.
And the amazing thing is it all started with acceptance of where I was. I really believe I would not be talking to you right now if I did not take personal responsibility and took control of my life.
This does not mean that you accept you are never going to change!
But instead, in a calm and relaxed way accept where you are now and from there start making choices that will lead you to your recovery.
Ok, you may be suffering from pain and discomfort.
And I feel for you, I really do!
As you may know, my pain was in the mind but the thing is treating physical pain is no different, whether that is back pain, joint pain or a simple headache.
And as I have also discovered the mind and body are connected, even medicals doctors are slowly coming around to this fact.
Look I get it!
The pain you are a feeling seems to takes over everything that you do on a day to day basis. Whether that is physical or psychological.
Basically, just like I felt, you feel there is nothing but the pain and suffering.
Trust me! This simply is not true!
- You may have a family and friend that supports you.
- You most likely have a roof over your head
- You most likely have your eyesight
I am sure you could come up with more.
Just focus on the positive things in your life, not the negative! I.e. pain and discomfort.
That may sound like a flippant thing to say but it is not, it basically says look around for the things in your life that you are grateful for. Oprah Winfrey puts it like this:
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” TWEET THIS
The fact is, by focusing on just the pain and how terrible things are, you are resisting change. When you resist it manifests as pain in the body.
“What you resist will persist” Buddha TWEET THIS
So! Do you want your life back?
Do you want to ease the pain and suffering?
Well, the only way that is going to happen is to accept where you are right now at this very moment.
Let me explain!
You are in pain right now! That is what you are thinking about in this moment.
So accepting where you are now is simply taking a step back from the pain you are feeling.
And from that moment make a better choice that will help you recover.
- Distract yourself and do something you enjoy.
- Spend time with family and friends
- Focus on the parts of your body that are healthy and not in pain
The fact is, you can only change in this moment, the past is gone the future is not here yet.
Unless you have a time machine, you can’t change the past and you can’t predict the future.
It is only at this very moment that we can change!
Maybe you are still not convinced, you still have that nagging doubt or even fearful that it will not work for you.
You would rather use medication as your only form of pain control, even though you are suffering from the side effects.
So with that in mind, I would like to share some real-world examples where individuals are controlling pain with their minds in the most extreme circumstances.
Not only to prove that you have the ability to control pain without the need for medication.
But also to inspire you to live a life that is on your terms and not ruled by pain that is sucking the life away from you.
Discover why controlling your pain without pills or surgery is possible.
Let us start with a man I met in London last year, his name is Tim Cridland.
I can’t think of a better example of how the power of the mind can control pain and discomfort.
Remarkably Tim Cridland can insert long sharp objects through his body with no suffering, and as you will see there is no blood or bruising after he removed the sharp object from his body, again controlled by his mind.
You may find it hard to watch, so proceed with one eye shut!
I will give you a few minutes to catch your breath.
Ok! Ready, let’s move on to the next example.
You may have heard of this remarkable video in the news.
Even if you have seen it, I think it is so powerful I had to show it to you.
I so moved that whilst in Vietnam I had to visit the spot of this truly remarkable event.
If you have ever burnt yourself, you will know without a doubt that it is very painful.
So try and put yourself in Thích Quảng Đức shoes for the moment. The Buddhist monk sat down on a cushion in the middle of a crowded street, and then drenched in petrol and was set on fire by fellow monks.
This, by the way, was a protest on the way the government were treating the Buddhist religion.
Now the amazing thing is! While he burned he never moved a muscle or uttered a single sound, let alone a scream of agony.
Take look below…
I am sure you agree it’s a very power full video.
If you would like to learn how I believe Thích Quảng Đức was able to control the pain please check our post here.
Ok onto the next!
In this example I am going to show you how Navy Seals control their minds even when the pain was so unbearable, most of us would just give up.
It showed me that we are capable of so much more than we ever thought possible.
In this particular video, the navy seal was running a 100-mile race! He had broken all the small bones in his feet and had liver damage at 76 miles.
But amazingly he finished the race 24 miles (2miles short of a marathon) later.
To find out more by watching, be prepared to be amazed and inspired!
So now you may be thinking to yourself. Yes, I am inspired but how did they do it?
What did they do to withstand so much pain?
Well, I am going to show you right now!
3 proven techniques to naturally control pain
Even though Morris Goodman, Thích Quảng Đức and the Navy seal appear to have superhuman ability’s to control and even heal pain.
The fact is they are no different to you or me!
They are human after all.
If they can control pain then we also have ability within us to do the same.
I am living proof of that!
So whatever you are going through, whether that is…
- Back pain
- Joint pain
It could be anything!!
Here are some techniques that Morris Goodman, Thich Quary Duc, the navy seal runner and myself have used to control pain under extreme circumstances.
The key to success with any of the techniques is to practice every day. Set yourself some time so it becomes a routine.
It is as simple choosing a new behaviour.
If you do this you will be absolutely astonished by the results.
That brings us nicely to the next step.
Stop procrastinating and get your life back.
To start this section, if you wish, you can watch this video I created regarding overcoming procrastination:
And then I would like to remind you of this quote…
“The definition of insanity is doing the same things over again and expecting different results”
“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got.”
I felt that anti-depressions were not right for me because I needed to know what I fighting.
Do you have that feeling? The feeling that something isn’t working!
- You are still in pain.
- You are still feeling distressed and overwhelmed.
- The pain is still taking over your life.
Well then my friend, it is time for a change!
In fact, if this feels right for you now you have already made the first step.
And that is all you need to do.
Take one step then the next, and the next until you have reached your goal.
To live a fulfilling pain-free life!
However, for some of us, it’s not that simple.
Even though we all have good intentions at the start, life starts to get in the way.
Part of you wants to move forward and the other half wants things to stay the way they are.
We’d rather watch TV like we do every day after a hard day at work, rather than meditate or practice any of the above exercises.
And we start going backwards!
Basically, we are procrastinating, even if we desperately want things to change.
And before you know it you are back to your old habits. Focusing on the pain and discomfort and feeling there is no hope.
There is hope!
But you are the only one who is going to do it!
Just think of what life will be like on the other side
A life where pain does not rule your life.
And I am not going to let you go until I know you are going to take action.
You can thank me later!
So to get you in the habit here is a step by step guide to beat procrastination
- Pick one of the pain relief exercises above.
- Now I want you to pick a time each day to carry out the exercise. Here are some options that work well for most people…
- In the morning just as you wake up.
This is a good time as you are already relaxed, even if you did not get much sleep from the pain and discomfort. You are still more relaxed at this point in the day.
Also, it is done and you can get on with the rest of your day!
- Just before you go to sleep.
As you are getting ready for the night you are most likely feeling relaxed despite the pain you may be feeling.
Try to keep to bedtime routine, this teaches your body and mind that this is the time for relaxing and sleep.
- An hour after lunch.
We all have had the Sunday nap after the roast dinner where we fall asleep in front of the TV!
No! Oh, it’s just me then!
Joking aside, this is a good time to relax and carry out your pain relief exercise.
Granted it is not as good as the first 2 as we are not always home at this time of day.
However, you can always mix it up!
- Morning and early afternoon
- Morning and night
- Early afternoon and night
I am sure you get the idea! Just pick a time that is right for you where you feel you can set aside some time everyday.
- In the morning just as you wake up.
- Now you have set time, you need to find motivation. Write down on a piece card or paper why I need to do this! Here are few examples…
- I want to Live a pain-free life.
- I am going on that holiday you have always dreamed of.
- Go on those Walks nature that I used to love
- Play your favourite sport that I had to give up.
You will know yourself what your own motivation is.
Now everytime you feel like avoiding your pain relief exercise take a glance at the piece of paper and remind yourself why you are doing it.
This really does help stop procrastination right in its tracks.
- Start off small and increase when you feel ready to do more. Starting with small steps gives you the confidence that you are taking action however small it is.
Then that leads to bigger steps and before you know it you are in a routine and not even thinking about procrastinating.
- Have someone you trust to keep you motivated when you start to go off track. We all think we can do it alone, and some of us can.
However, some of us need that friend or family member to tell us…
“Come on you need to do this, you are doing really well. Don’t give up now!”
This makes you think that you don’t want to let them down, so you keep going! Also, you feel that you are getting help and support when the going gets tough.
You now have some tools in your locker to get your life back.
I am sure you are aware that there may be others reading this post that has similar challenges to yourself.
So why not put a comment below and let them know what you are going through and any successes you have had with pain relief.
In fact, you may be able to help them in some way?
I will also ask any questions you may have regarding your own challenges, I love to help.
Until the next time then,