Don’t Make Pain the Enemy: The Podcast

Most approaches to solving chronic pain fail because they try to either overpower the pain through exercise or PT regimens, or ignore the discomfort and ‘get on with life.’ Both approaches act as if the pain and uncertainty aren’t there. Both approaches act as if you aren’t there – dealing with the swirling feelings and thoughts that arise. In my 20 minute interview on the podcast, “Body Learning,” I share a different approach to resolving chronic pain that I’ve tested out in my personal life and with hundreds of students.
My interview discusses:

  • How we can bring too much vigilance to the healing process
  • How we need to stop treating pain as a home invader we are trying to repel and instead develop compassion for ourselves.
  • Why the Alexander Technique is both so effective at chronic pain and can also lead to self-destructive habits unless the right attitude is cultivated.
  • What kind of pain the AT can best help and that which it cannot.
  • How our recovery will be undercut unless we unwind the knot of anxiety and stress that is ratcheting up our nervous system.

Listen to the podcast here.

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