I’m life coach Peter Winslow. Before I became a life coach I worked as a therapist in a Naturopathic medical clinic where I encountered a lot of people who suffered with chronic pain. These were people for whom traditional opioid treatments were at best only moderately effective and at worst addictive and habit forming. That’s why I created a number of treatments for natural pain relief.
Through research and development I found that reducing the patient’s chronic stress load helped to alleviate their chronic pain. Here’s what I learned: Chronic stress creates a vicious cycle: stress inflames pain; pain exacerbates stress, also causing anxiety and depression; stress, anxiety and depression cause more pain… around and around it goes.
There is one critical point to understand about stress as it relates to chronic pain: the difference between daily stress management, and long-term stress reduction.
Properly managing your daily stress can help to reduce your symptoms. However, identifying and reversing the root cause of your buried emotional stress is a powerful key to recovery from chronic pain.
What we call “stress” is itself merely a symptom. It’s the result of an emotional issue (the root of the problem) and how you respond to the circumstances which aggravate it. Identifying and reversing the underlying root issue is necessary to permanently reverse your stress, which then alleviates chronic pain.
Managing your stress helps to manage the pain, but reversing the root of your stress has a much bigger impact. This is where the “magic” happens in reducing the symptoms of chronic pain and disease.