I’ve recently stumbled upon a course that’s going to be available to treat pain caused by Tension Myositis Syndrome.
The online class isn’t yet available to the public, but I was able to receive a sneak preview of what to expect. The premise of Sarno’s work is that our subconscious minds create physical pain when we’re under certain stressors. Because the mind is responsible for all types of pain, this isn’t surprising or unexpected.
In fact, it makes sense. Once you can tap into the part of your brain responsible for sending the pain signal, you’re on your way to healing. Whether the injury is sports related, mattress related, or not really an injury at all, the brain is involved in the pain process.
By learning how the subconscious works and how the pain signals are sent, we become empowered to take control.
In the last article we discussed the connection of how stress causes back pain. After the field has been established—meaning the learning has taken place—the participant is ready for the next step. Many, however, experience relief just after understanding the mechanism by which pain occurs.
It’s worth mentioning that people prone to this type of pain are not just athletes, but anyone who is achievement oriented. People who feel a lot of pressure to perform.
Once the athlete understand the process by which pain works in the brain, they move on. The course establishes this through an impressive series of modules and lessons that use a lot of statistics, real outcomes and video presentation.
I didn’t experience the entire course, but that gives you an idea. The remainder of the class are exercises and self-assessments performed by the student. They are designed to root out some of the notions or previously held beliefs that block our access to communicate with our brains.
If we are hung up on keeping up appearances, for instance, we need to get to what’s underneath that thought. The appearance concept is shallow and not truly meaningful. It’s rooted in fear, which prevents athletes from being in the zone. It must be uprooted to make progress.
If you liked this article, let us know! To take the course, eventually you’ll be able to enroll here.