What is Body Scanning? Body Scanning is a great pain management tool. I originally learned it in physical therapy while being treated for fibromyalgia. The PT taught me to scan my body and to notice any areas of discomfort, aches, or pain. Elizabeth Scott, MS in her article Body Scan Meditation stated, "The goal is … Continue reading Body Scanning for Pain Management
Photo by Markus Winkler Quick stress reduction tools are needed now more than ever during this time of a pandemic and local and global unrest. Has your pain increased over the last few months? Well, stress and pain go hand in hand. The American Psychological Association’s article Stress Effects on the Body states: “Chronic stress … Continue reading Quick Stress Reduction Tools
I found new metaphors for my chronic pain while sitting in the Tillamook Rainforest for four days with no technology to distract me. During this period, I listened for wisdom. Vision Quest and Metaphors I wrote in my journal “Walk between the raindrops. Your thoughts about pain flow so closely together that you think you … Continue reading Metaphors for Chronic Pain
Weather and chronic pain go hand in hand. You may have heard someone say, “It’s going to rain tomorrow. I can feel it in my bones.” What is Barometric Pressure? “…barometric pressure is the measurement of air pressure in the atmosphere…” Read the Setra Systems blog to understand it from the scientific aspect. Changes in … Continue reading Weather and Chronic Pain?
I used to have up to 100 goals a year and I completed them. I then created systems to work more efficiently so I could take on MORE while parenting, spending time with my husband, family, girlfriends and volunteering. I loved goals. I had them created for 5, 10 and 20 years into the future … Continue reading GOALS CHANGE with Chronic Pain
How do you Heal? Does chronic pain control you? Do you have days where the damage exists and controls your thoughts? Are you depressed about the things you can no longer do? Is thriving is so far away from where you are that you can only imagine being controlled by your pain? Stop fighting with … Continue reading Does Chronic Pain Control You?
Look for words that uplift you If you are having a day where your thoughts keep turning to your pain, search out other's writing that uplifts you. Sometimes just reading another point of view, can pull you into a new place and reduce your discomfort. Many of you may have artificial hips, shoulders, knees and/or … Continue reading Just For Today Let Other’s Words Soothe Your Pain
You need Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics in your pain management tools. If you are in the midst of a flare, this becomes even more important, so I am keeping this simple. Here’s a review of many of the tools that I have posted in past blogs. No is a Complete Sentence Remember to say, … Continue reading Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics
Allow silence. Feel your body relax. Create a few minutes, an hour, or a day to rest from words. I’m coping this week. Using all of my tools. Silence came forward and said, “Use me!” Sending peace to you all. Hugs! I am Gail Sinclair a Master Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, and Certified Nutritional Consultant … Continue reading Silence as a Coping Skill for Chronic Pain
Use this list to start the New Year and consciously reduce your pain. Trust that they work. There is a reason that you've probably heard most of these suggestions. Why? Because they consistently help! Practice these ideas alone when you first learn them. You can do this at your own pace until it becomes second … Continue reading 9 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Chronic Pain