September 19, 2019
How to Understand What The Body Is Saying With Pain

How to Understand What The Body Is Saying With Pain


Our bodies talk to us all the time and
often our bodies talk to us with pain. It may be sharp pain, it may be stabbing,
could be dull, it could be numbness, or it can be
really quite uncomfortable. But this is the body’s way to communicate to us and
say hey I’m not okay. So when I work with my clients the first thing I want
to know is, where is their pain. So for you right now is like let me know where
is your pain or actually just take out a piece of paper and write it down.
Close your eyes scan your body and work out where is my pain, what’s my body
trying to tell me, and map it out. Write it down, work out where it is, and then
also describe it. If you can describe what the pain is. Like if it’s
like oh it’s sharp and stabbing, or it feels numb, or you know what, how it
feels and how it makes you feel write that down as well. And the other thing I
asked my clients to work out is how you feel about. What’s the feeling that you
get. So if you’ve got sharp pain in your pelvis and every time you walk it you
know it really hurts you what’s the feeling, the emotion that you get
underneath it. And it might be frustration, it might be anger, it might
be sadness, it might just be annoyance and then once you get to know what that
feeling is you can get an idea of when that started. So what I’d like to ask you
now is for you when you find out what the emotion is, it’s like when was the
first time that happened in your life? So for example if it’s anger, and you feel
really angry about your pain, it’s like let’s talk about anger. When’s the first
time that you noticed anger? How old were you? Were you a child? Were you a little girl,
little boy? Was there a time that you were so angry and you didn’t know how to
process it? And once you get a memory of that, you realise that actually these
emotions are what’s causing the pain in our bodies. Often we have emotions that
we didn’t know how to process, we weren’t able to voice, and we didn’t know what to
do with them so they got stored in our bodies. We wouldn’t, you know often we
were little they started when we’re all quite small,
and we just didn’t know how to express it, we didn’t know what to say, so
we kind of swallowed them, and they started to hang out in our bodies. When
these emotions hung out in our bodies that body felt stuck and blocked, and the
body showed therefore pain in those areas to try and get us to say hey
there’s something going on in our bodies. It feels like there’s something stored
here it’s creating blockage in the nervous system and I want you to have a
look at it. What happens these days is we didn’t know. We didn’t get a rule book of
how to look at our body or how to understand. So we started just to look at
the pain as something separate to our feelings. And when I work with people
with a spine of flow technique I look at integrating all parts. The mind, the heart,
and the body, really looking at each part. And what I find is behind or underneath
each pain what there is there’s an emotion as well. And with pain it’s quite
easy to fix musculoskeletal pain like if you have a fall generally it heals
itself. But when there’s pain that’s been there for a long time often there’s
layers, and layers, and layers, and some of these deeper deeper layers are layers of
emotions. So if we can start to have a look at that now and work out for you
what was underneath that? What’s the emotion underneath it? When is there another
time that you felt that emotion and is that common in your life? And you’ll
start to see patterns that when I feel that emotion, instead of actually feeling
the emotion, we might just know oh the shoulder pains there, or the back pain is
there, or the knee pain is there. So now’s the time to really
start to investigate. My biggest thing with Spinal Flow is I want to teach you
to become your own doctors. You have everything inside you to heal your body
and I want to show you how you can find that, unlock that, so you have the tools
to heal yourself. And it starts with actually really doing a bit of an audit.
What’s my body telling me? Where is the pain? What does the pain feel like?
What’s the emotion underneath it? When’s there another time that I noticed
this emotion? And then just letting that emotion come in the body so it no long
has to be blocked. I want to help you. I help many many people with pain, I
helped them decrease it, I help them eliminate it. But the first thing we do
is we want to understand it more, and we want to know that if your body is
showing pain it’s because it’s trying to tell you something. So let’s take that
cue and start listening to our bodies so we can have a different relationship
with our body we learn to listen and we learn to really be powerful in our own
healing process.

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