Scan Your Body
I was having lightening like stabs and jolts in the left side of my head, and jaw and eye and I automatically started scanning my body. This is a process I learned over 25 years ago when I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The goal was to notice what was happening in all areas, not just those that felt painful.
Find your pain free areas
I placed my attention on my feet and just noticed. What was I feeling? They felt good, so I spent some time delighting in the relief of this painless place. I continued to work my way up observing how many parts of me were relaxed. It showed me that I did not hurt everywhere.
I had time that day for a longer session so I continued slowly traversing the length of me until I reached my head. I turned my focus to the right side and it felt great. And that was when the magic happened. Something brand new occurred during the process.
I still felt the flares on the left side, but not my whole head. I asked the energy from all areas that were pain free to flow into the throbbing parts. I asked that my left side be replaced with comfort and to have harmony in my whole head. I visualized the transfer of energy and knew that there was plenty to spare. No part of me would be depleted.
Slowly, ever so slowly, I felt a calming of my trigeminal nerve. I stayed where I was to notice every nuance. I wanted to repeat this process again. You see we have the power to use our imagination for healing us.
Body Scan Process Video
Click here to watch a video on the body scan process. I like this one because if you look right below the video, you can choose a 3-minute, 5-minute or 30-minute scan.
Spend time practicing this, so that it becomes an almost automatic tool. The great thing is that it takes nothing except focus to do it. I have been in the midst of a family party I was hosting and I was able to do it with my eyes wide open and get relief. Woo-Hoo!
Gail Sinclair, Master Hypnotherapist, Certified Nutritional Consultant, & Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher, works diligently to teach others how to work through the 7 Stages of Chronic Pain and Learn How to Thrive™. She lives with Trigeminal & Occipital Neuralgia, Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis, & Fibromyalgia and continues to learn tools to turn her attention away from the persistent pain of her body.