If you’re looking for ways to relieve and reduce pain right now, then this video is for you!
Welcome to part one of my video series that discusses actionable ways you can help yourself manage pain symptoms*. The first part of this pro-active approach to reducing pain and helping the body heal faster is identifying the drivers of pain, or what daily activities are causing it. The take home points form this video are, How we experience pain is highly individual.
-Our brain is the regulator of pain, therefore many factors contribute to how we experience pain including; genetics, personality, cultural background, sleep, stress, nutrition, and even social support.
-The first action step towards managing pain is thinking like a detective. Like a good detective, the idea is to apply a curious, observational, and investigative mindset to connect daily habits and activities to symptoms of pain.
-Once we have identified some potential drivers of pain, we need to think of pain as a “suggestion for change”
A useful formula to help us put this into practice is a quote form Ray Dalio’s book Principles, PAIN + REFLECTION = PROGRESS !
*For Medical Issues, or if you are unsure see your doctor*
Thanks for reading and I hope you can use this strategy to help reduce and relieve any pain you are experiencing! Please reach out with any questions or comments and let me know how your training and nutrition is going!
You can also book in for a free consultation and assessment to set up a personalized plan that works for you! I specialize in helping busy professionals in the st. Lawrence Market, Distillery district, and Corktown neighbourhoods of Toronto. I also offer online coaching and virtual sessions for those outside the downtown Toronto area.