I'm super excited to be learning about Psychosomatic pain! I've had weird illness, pain and even injuries all of my life. Some of this is attributed to being an empath and taking on other's pain but now that I've gotten a handle on my out of control empath side, there is pain that remains.
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
I've recognized the mind-body connection for years and understood that some if not all of my pain can be traced to an energetic and emotional cause. However, I do live in a western medicine culture. I've seen so many docs and specialists it would make your head spin. I've had six surgeries all for different reasons and now I wonder if I could have thought this all away.
TOO HARD ON MYSELF
According to Dr. Sarno often those who cannot find causes or effective treatments to their illness are those that have subconscious anger and even rage. I've never thought I was rageful (lest we not forget the outbursts with a certain ex- boyfriend - you know who you are) but I'm always willing to have an open mind when learning about healing.
I've just started this journey of exploring psychosomatic pain but the one thing that caught my eye was those who have a harder time healing are those that are extremely hard on themselves. (cue angels singing in the background). Yaaaessssssss. That's me!
COULD THIS BE THE CURE?
If you're having chronic pain, like me, maybe your subconscious is a firey, rageful and self-loathing tyrant! Or, maybe like me, as a kid you played full tackle football, kill the man (where you tackle whoever is on the top of the hill), had rock fights and had the big kids push you off dirt cliffs in a sled for fun - in the summer. Either way, I think it's worth googling and taking a look at psychosomatic pain. I know I am!