Pain: Our Most Precious Guide

Precious pain is a term that often brings reactions of outrage and doubt from people. Our society generally views pain as something terrible that must be escaped at all costs. Those who view pain as something useful are thought of as masochists or psychotics. Pain and suffering are thought to be inseparable. Pain is a […]

Patience and Sports Medicine

The other day I worked with a young man who is a highschool wrestler. He had injured his back last summer doing a lifting job. He had also sprained his ankle during a wrestling practice. Although he was in a great deal of pain during his practices and matches, the last thing that he wanted […]

How Reading Ken Wilber Can Help Us Understand Pain and Trauma

For those of you who haven’t read the transpersonal philosopher Ken Wilber, I would like to introduce you to the works of a man that has had a profound influence on my work. CRST (Causal Release System Training) grew out of my experiences with my clients and their transcendental memories. They kept referring to traumatic […]

A Deal With The Devil

For nine months he lay unable to move or communicate. Total paralysis had overtaken John almost two years ago but until nine months ago the was able to “talk” using a biofeedback device to signal a correct guess of letters on a board. Laboriously he spelled out words in this manner. He had lost the […]

Pain: One of Our Greatest Teachers

What is pain? One dictionary definition is “unpleasant sensory and emotional experiences, associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” Others include “distress,” “punishment,” “a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus … characterized by physical discomfort … and typically leading to evasive action.” Most of us generally perceive pain as something to be avoided […]

Double Vision: An East-West Collaboration for Coping with Cancer

The purpose of life threatening disease is very difficult for any of us to fathom. It is hard for us to see how pain and suffering can lead to anything that is worthwhile, let alone educational. However, our master teachers keep exorting us to look upon pain and suffering as the greatest of the teachers. […]

Precious Pain – A Guide for Health and Healing

The way we develop our early relationship with pain is easy to see. If you have ever seen a toddler fall and bump his head while his mother is watching, assuming the fall wasn’t traumatic enough to cause terror, you have seen him get up and look to his mother to see how she was […]

How to Cure Pain by Addressing the Underlying Emotional Issues (Part II)

Continued from Part I I want to give you now a few case histories from my clinic in order to explain a little more in detail what I am doing. Psychosomatic Energetics Case Study #1: Debie M., a therapist of thirty, came to one of our seminars concerning “Psychosomatic Energetics” in the US. She was […]

How to Cure Pain by Addressing the Underlying Emotional Issues (Part I)

When patients come to see a therapist, they expect a treatment that is “reasonable, logical and according to the so-called common sense.” Usually our patients don’t expect us to do a miracle cure in order to help them get rid of their pains. They are very aware of the fact that it takes time to […]

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