Solving the Unsolvable

Chronic pain is a complex situation with multiple factors affecting your perception of it. Regardless of the source of the pain, your brain is being rapidly bombarded with unpleasant sensations that become magnified and memorized with time. Being trapped by mental or physical pain creates sustained elevated levels of your … Read More

Anger-The Absolute Block

It has become clear that if a given patient engages in the principles outlined in this book, he or she has a high chance of experiencing a dramatic decrease in pain and improved quality of life at some point in time. The richness of this new life often exceeds anything … Read More

Video 16/19: “White Bears”

I talk about how the suppression of negative thoughts associated with chronic pain can really fire up the nervous system.  Dr. Daniel Wegner from Harvard published an elegant paper in 1987 demonstratng the impossibity of trying to suppress thoughts. I’ve talked about it before in White Bears and ANTS.   BF

Video: Memorizing the Circuits: Phantom Pain

Our brain has neurological circuits that can become memorized. In this video I discuss phantom pain, which is more the rule than the exception with amputations. This factor is a significant problem with any chronic pain situation.

Video: Standard Stress Skills Inadequate

I talk about how the DOC Project can relate to other aspects of our everyday life, including everyday stressors and suppression. This is related to some of what I talk about in “Memorization of Neurological Circuits.”