Use Your Mind to Heal Your Pain

Use Your Mind to Heal Your Pain

We were meant to enjoy our lives.  However, often we get caught up in toxic and unhealthy loops of beliefs that steal our joy.  Your mind is your most powerful tool.  We often forget that we can control our minds and develop new thoughts and new neuro pathways that foster a higher quality of life, rejuvenate the spirit, and create an ongoing feeling of anticipation for love and life.

I want to share some correspondence related to how the mind can control emotional and physical pain.  This correspondence was placed on a Workfitness Roundtable that I belong to.  The first segment is my comment with an incorporated link regarding the power of the mind over pain.  The second segment is a response from Dr. Hanscom regarding mind over pain strategies and an upcoming seminar he is holding in August.  I encourage you to check out the links involved in this correspondence.  This is fascinating, powerful, and cutting-edge work that we should all be aware of.

Enjoy the journey!


Research – The Mind Controls Whether Healing Takes Place

Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:04 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Wendy Nickerson”

I think that it is important for us to remember that the mind is a dominant tool in healing physical injuries.

Watch a couple minutes of this amazing clip regarding research pertaining to the same. (Start watching at about 8:45)

The body may in actuality be ‘injured' but as long as the mind is intact, the patient has the ability to be taught how to use his/her mind to heal the physical injury.

It seems to me that this is a much better way of dealing with chronic pain than opiates, surgeries, and long term disabilities.

Re: Research – The Mind Controls Whether Healing Takes Place

Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:18 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

“David Hanscom”

Hi Wendy, This is a remarkable video. They are discussing the principles
that many of us are using with MBS (Mind Body Syndrome) treatment
principles. If you have happened to look at my book, Back in Control: A
Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain” you will recognize these
principles in place.

I am putting on a five-day seminar with a friend of mine, Fred Luskin PhD, who wrote the book, “Forgive for Good” out of Stanford.
It will be put on at the Omega Institute Aug 18-23 this summer. Here is the link to the course:

It is going to emphasize “play”. Pain pathways are permanent but so are play pathways. We are finding that re-connecting with the best part of who you are is very powerful. I would also suggest that you look at the Hoffman process, which is based on these same principles. They accomplish about 5 years of “re-routing" pathways in 8 days.

I would have to agree with Bruce Lipton that I am not sure there is a such a thing as the unconcious. Subconscious might be the better word. Here is the link to Hoffman.

I have had over 25 friends and about 10 patients attend Hoffman and it is a remarkably consistent process. I am planning on contacting both of these gentlemen. They are remarkable. Thanks for passing this along.

David Hanscom, MD
Orthopedics (Spine Surgery)
Seattle, WA




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