A Short Piece On Pain

Written by Daphne

Daphne is a registered yoga therapist, movement educator, bodyworker, and a specialist in somatic therapy.

February 19, 2022

A little musing on Pain and Perceiving Change:

Many people come to me to “fix” their pain.

But I often lay my cards bare that I’m not a “fixer”.

Nor am I a “healer” who’s going to make everything bad go away.

Our body / brain holds a treasure trove of information for us to access.

Our nervous system has been conditioned to always scan for danger.

Pain can make us feel our world feel contracted, stuck.

Pain can often consume us, and make us feel alone.

Quick fixes are tempting but they are often not sustainable.

In the somatic work I do, and in my own pain journey, I learn that there is a way to move out of pain into healing.

When we are able to perceive change, we know that pain, like everything else in life, is always morphing and changing.

When we can hone our sensory awareness to allow room for nuances, our brain can reorganise and relearn and build new pathways.

We are dynamic organisms constantly interacting and relating to both our inner and outer environment, and integral part in the web of life.

Our cellular intelligence recognises this.

When we make room for change to be perceived, healing can happen.

This post was previously posted on Yogawithdaphne.com on January 18th 2021.

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