August 2019

How your brain can act like a dog

dog barking

The following equation may sound a little strange, but it makes sense to better understand pain. You can compare pain to a dog living in your brain. (If you don't like dogs, you can take another animal!). Like you have 'an inner dog'.

30 August 2019 - 13:48

Pain: accept it or strive for change?

pain change or accept?

When you are in pain for a long time, you are often told to accept this. It seems as if by this someone means that you can't do anything about your pain anymore. As if there is nothing left to change, and you will always keep this pain. 

28 August 2019 - 06:50

The pessimism pitfall

feeling hurt

"It's easy to get discouraged and pessimistic when you're in pain for a long time, but it doesn't help me. Are the apt words of someone I spoke yesterday and have been struggling with pain for years. 

21 August 2019 - 08:39

Pain! Is that okay?

is it ok to have pain

Brandon's coming into my consulting room. He opens his mouth and declares: 'I have bad news for the pharmaceutical industry'. Why is that? I ask him. Well, I've reduced 70% of my morphine in the last three weeks,' he says with pride. 

16 August 2019 - 08:33

Relaxing the pain away

chill

What do pain and relaxation have to do with each other? At first glance, perhaps not very much, but there is more to it than that. There are two main reasons why tension can exacerbate pain:

14 August 2019 - 08:23

Better story, better life

what is your story

What story do you have about yourself? About your life, problems? Is it a story in which you have lost control, or do you have control? Can you hurt yourself, or is it waiting for others?

12 August 2019 - 08:21