Many of us know about the emotional symptoms of depression. But are you aware that prolonged physical pain can be connected to emotional pain?
Consider this scenario. You’ve seen your GP numerous times about a particular physical pain you’re suffering. You were referred to specialists. You’ve been taking a lot of prescribed medication to try and get rid of the physical pain. Perhaps you’ve also had strong painkillers as well and taken time off work to have surgery. But none of it has resulted in much improvement if any. If this has happened to you, or someone you know, then it could be that the physical pain has been caused by emotional pain.
You may have just read that scenario and thought “that’s a bit far fetched” or “how can physical and emotional pain be connected?” And I’m sure some of you will have read that scenario and know deep down that what I’m saying is true. If you’re wondering how it’s possible that physical and emotional pain are connected, please remain open-minded and let me explain.
A client of mine suffered sinus pain for 18 years. If you have experienced sinus pain, you’ll know it’s a horrible experience.
My client tried everything to be rid of the sinus pain. This is something I hear regularly from my clients. When people in pain come to me for help, I am usually their last hope for people. I’m extremely passionate about equipping people with the techniques they need to become and remain pain-free. If you have read my story, you will know this about me.
Let’s return to my client with the sinus pain. I had been working with her on a completely different issue that was unrelated to sinus pain. At the beginning of a scheduled session, it was obvious to me that she was struggling, which led me to ask, “do you have a different pain going on?” She replied, “yeah, my sinuses”. I asked if she wanted to work on them now while her sinuses were flared up. She agreed.
The conversation continued as follows:
Me: Who are you angry with?
Client: How do you know I’m angry?
Me: Never mind that. Who are you angry with?
Client: My bloody husband. That’s who I am angry with.
Me: How long have you been angry with him?
Client: Since last week.
Me: How long ago did the anger start?
Client: What do you mean?
Me: When did you leave the honeymoon phase and the anger started?
Client: The day he brought me into his business. I never wanted any part of it.
Client: Why? And Dawn, I know you. You think this is connected, don’t you?
Me: Of course I do. When did he make you part of his business?
Client: You know exactly.
Me: No, I don’t.
Client: 18 years ago.
Me: Hmm. Interesting, isn’t it?
Now, you may be wondering how I knew this. And if you’ve read to this point, you’re clearly open (even just a little open) to what I’m going to share next.
On this particular occasion, I didn’t speak to my client’s body. However, I do have the gift to do so. In this instance, it was from many years of practice that taught me that certain symptoms relate to certain emotions. Sinus pain is usually repressed anger. And nine times out of 10, that anger is with someone close to you. This made this particular client’s sinus pain an easy case for me. I asked questions, got to the answer and then helped this client release the anger. The following day, her sinus pain had gone away. I taught that client to ask the following questions if the sinus pain returns:
- Who am I angry with?
- Why am I angry?
- Then let go of the anger.
Now, why am I sharing my secrets? There are two reasons. Firstly, I wish I knew this when I was suicidal. If you haven’t read my story, I encourage you to read it here (it starts on page 15). Yes, I’ve plugged my story a second time in one blog post – but that’s because I want to give those suffering in pain the hope and belief that, no matter how bad life gets, there is always a choice.
Secondly, my life’s purpose is to educate as many people as possible that we are not here to suffer. There are proven techniques to resolve your physical and emotional pain.
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