This blog post is a first-hand account of one of my clients, Hermione, who has been dealing with persistent pain for over a year. Throughout her journey, she has learned valuable lessons about life, mortality, and the power of the subconscious mind. Despite the challenges she has faced, Hermione has come a long way and has gained new insights and perspectives that have transformed her life.



In Hermione’s Words…

Living with persistent pain can be a challenging and isolating experience. Whether it’s physical or emotional pain, the effects can be debilitating and can have a profound impact on your life. As someone who has been dealing with persistent pain for over a year, I have learned some important lessons that have taught me about life and my own mortality.


Nothing in Life is Guaranteed

The first and perhaps most significant lesson I’ve learned is that nothing in life is guaranteed. No matter how much we plan or prepare, we ultimately have no control over what may happen to us. This realization has made me acutely aware of my own mortality, and it has taught me to appreciate the time I have and to make the most of every moment.


The Power of the Subconscious Mind

Living with persistent pain has also taught me about the power of the subconscious mind. Even if you don’t feel like you are stressed, your subconscious mind can still decide that something is too overwhelming and make your life a living hell with physical symptoms. I’ve also come to understand that physical pain can be caused by stress, anxiety, and repressed emotions. It’s essential to use your voice and communicate your emotions rather than keeping them bottled up inside.

One of the most challenging aspects of living with persistent pain is the pain-fear cycle. Once you have pain, it’s easy to fall into a cycle of fear, which can exacerbate the pain and make it harder to break out of. It’s also easy to feel depressed when you have constant pain, with no clear way to turn it off. But just knowing and understanding the neuroscience of pain helps to break this cycle.


No Magic Pill or Quick Fix for Persistent Pain

Another lesson I’ve learned is that there is no magic pill or quick fix for persistent pain. Once your nervous system is out of balance, it takes time and a lifestyle change to restore balance. This experience has been transformative for me, and it has inspired me to one day become a counsellor or therapist to help others who are dealing with similar challenges.

One of the positive things I’ve learned from living with persistent pain is that it has opened my eyes to the suffering in the world. Even though my pain is not physically debilitating, it is still wearing on my soul to have constant electric shocks or throbs every few seconds. But, despite the challenges, I am grateful that there is nothing anatomically wrong, and it is just my brain stuck in fight or flight mode.


Healing May Not be Easy

While the journey towards healing may not be easy, it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate even small victories along the way. Although I’m not completely free of pain, it’s encouraging to recognize that it has decreased. What’s even more significant is that I’m able to see the progress I’m making towards full recovery. This positive outlook can make all the difference in your healing journey, as we hold on to the hope and belief that the pain can continue to decrease until it’s gone entirely. Remember to keep looking forward, one step at a time, and celebrate every milestone along the way.


Don’t Let Persistent Pain Control Your Life

If Hermione’s story resonates with you, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Dealing with persistent pain can be challenging, both physically and emotionally, but there is support and help available to manage or even heal it.

Educating yourself on the neuroscience of pain is a great place to start, and taking steps to regulate your nervous system can greatly improve your quality of life. If you or someone you know is struggling with persistent pain, don’t suffer in silence. Take action today and reach out for support.


Living with persistent pain has been a challenging and transformative experience. I’ve learned some valuable lessons about life and my own mortality, the power of the subconscious mind, the importance of communication, the pain-fear cycle, and the need for lifestyle changes to restore balance. Although it has been a difficult journey, I am grateful for the lessons I’ve learned and the person I’ve become as a result.


Get Started

To get started, check out this free video that walks you through a self-assessment to determine if a mind-body approach, similar to what Hermione has used, could benefit your condition. This resource provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to begin your journey towards pain relief and improved well-being.

Remember, there is hope and healing available to you. Don’t let persistent pain control your life. Take action today and start on the path towards a healthier, happier you.


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