Gently remove your pain

Smile to relax and relieve your pain

The best way to flex your muscles is to smile. It triggers these feel good chemicals in the body.

Endorphins help to lift your spirits and relieve stress/pain. The “Duchenne smile (picture at the right ) helps reduce pain signals from the brain to the body and simultaneously let a warm happy feeling wash over you.

This smile flexes the muscles at the sides of the mouth and contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a “Duchenne smile”.

Experiment: practice this smile every chance you get and now while you watch this video. Let us know what effects it has on your pain and mood.

 

Thanks to Nature Sounds: Zen Music for the beautiful healing sounds.

Thanks to Eric McGregor  “ASmiling_girl.jpg

 

If you are “Too Busy for Pain”

would like a guide to gently remove pain and emotional stress?

 

Change your focus and your pain?

11225417_10104314590907132_2664748959579133274_oFocus is the first step to get through pain.

The brain is such an amazing programmable computer.  Whatever the brain focuses is on tells the thinking and emotional systems of the brain what messages to send to the body. So, if you focus on pain the pain increases.

Experiment: Look at the image of the bridge at the right. If you focus on the trees, you don’t see the details of the bridge or water rushing below the bridge.

To decrease pain, the focus has to shift. How?

Sign up for  Pain Relief Master Class coming the first week in November 16, 2016.

Does pain get in your way ?

Simple survey for motivated women who suffer with recurrent pain.

In the pain relief system described below would you be most interested in

Steps 1, 2, or 3.

Please simply put the step number in your response box at the end of the article.

Wolken Pain Relief System

– 3 easy natural steps
Reduce physical and emotional recurrent pain in 1 month

 

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Get quick relief for your specific recurrent pattern.

  1. Two ways to calm yourself in a crisis and to begin feeling some relief .

  2. Breathing to speed  your recovery time

  3. Learn to replace nagging pain with freedom of movement and more energy.
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    Click here for free introduction video and guide “Getting rid of nagging Pain .

just start

Just go for it

thanks to Reak Shahter for the image
thanks to Reak Shahter for the image

Don’t let pain slow you.

Don’t let anyone turn you around.

Even if you never never saw anyone do it before.

Follow your heart’s dream -go for it!

 

Take the first step.

Write it down as a goal.

Spend 10 minutes a day learning about it.

Follow your heart’s dream.

Does it scare you ? Even more reason to do it.

Begin today.

Remember,  you will have all the strength and help you need.

You are Born To Win this race. so go ahead and Begin The Win.

Be Grateful and go for it today!

-MWolken copyright 2016

 

Let the pain – inspire you

thanks to Reak Shahter for the image
thanks to Reak Shahter for the image

For so long many have seen pain both physical and emotional as something to be hidden, forgotten or covered up.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying to seek pain out or not to get medical help when needed.

When injured stay focused and breathe deeply. Stay in the moment.

If someone does something hurtful, refocus and put your energy into doing something positive.

This young soccer superstar is a model in changing painful and challenging situations into loving service.  May we all be a little more like Cristiano Ronaldo.

Too busy for Pain?

http://brightvibes.com/357/en/the-untold-amazing-inspiring-story-of-cristiano-ronaldo

Journey out of shoulder pain -day 6

So it is day 6 and I am determined to unlock this right shoulder

 I want to stretch, lift and complete quick movements without pain.

Knowing you are guarding the injury site and uncovering why you are doing it can begin to soften the neuro-emotional objections you have developed to releasing the old trauma at the site of injury.

The two ways that are helping tonight are visualization and singing.

To protect my tightened muscles and tendons in my shoulders, I began rounding the shoulders.

*Reset your posture:

Take a deep belly breath. Then squeeze and release the shoulder blades while tightening  the belly. Then relax the shoulders -keep your chin straight and release your breath through your nose.

Knowing that reaction pattern was set in place and then continually repeated every time I bumped, slipped or sat over a computer.

*Angel in the snow

*Lay down on your back with your head and spine resting on a rolled rug on the floor (or on your bed if floor is too challenging)

Angel in the snow
Angel in the snow

*Practice creating snowmen

**Begin with arms at your sides and move them comfortably and slowly  (on your breath)  upward until you begin to feel your muscles start to resist. Return to stating position and repeat. Feels freeing and reminds me of playing in the snow as a kid.

 

Results I could extend my arms upward easier now and I realized that there was a strong emotion coming to the surface. I finally realized I was breaking free !

 

If you would like me to help you find a gentle way to retrain your body and be healthy and free, contact Mary Wolken PhD through the Pain Away link on this page.

 

PS. If you have noticed that the dates on this post is not  two days after the previous post -great observation!  The observations  are accurate for day 6 results.

 

Journey out of shoulder pain – day 4

help is there-painConfession: I had a melt down 4 days ago.

Did to much and the shoulder screamed at me.

So I’m averaging 2 to 3 heat and vibrational therapy treatments daily and the acute pain in my shoulder is waning. PT (physical therapist) checked it today and feels I just over did my new stretching exercises, I had temporarily added to my daily routine. I’m at the point where I’m chomping at the bit to get to “normal” functioning.  I know slow and steady wins the race. Baah!

 

Even though I tell people recovering from injury or illness to take it slow when you start to feel better and think you are over the worst of the slow recovery steps. CAUTION!!

As you to probably experienced, add too much of a load and your body will scream for relief. Know what I mean?  So I have 1 exercise to do -a reach and stretch and can do shoulder rotations but take it easy.  Now if you are like me going slow was never part of my makeup.  It has to be perfect to right?  Heat has been a God sent gift.

Do ask questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.  Comments welcome.

I will keep you posted and if you try this techniques, please post your results here for all to see. Click here for the link to Brad Walker’s methods.

Will gentle shifts give lasting result? Testing 1, 2, 3

This is real folks. about 2 years ago I fell hard on the cement and injured my shoulders and “planted my hands and knees into the cement.

I was in shock and after 5 to 10 minutes finally managed to slowly struggle up. -grateful that I could move.

Since then I’ve tried many things to get  “back to normal” ,including physical therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, kinesiology, some exercise and stretching, supplements, Chiren, trigger point release… and to say there has been no magic bullet is an understatement. I continue to have my shoulder evaluated and accept and practice heat relief and stretches with homeopathic and acupressure relief.

So now I am going to take on Brad Walker’s system to help move me closer to full recovery. Listen to his video and see if it is for you. I’ve interviewed Brad and he is likeable, extremely well trained and has years of professional experience.

 

So tonight is my first night working his stretching program to help heal my rotator cuff issues. I will keep you posted and if you try his techniques, please post your results here for all to see. Click here for the link.

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Remember

Rotator Cuff Injury Facts

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that move and stabilize the shoulder joint. Damage to any or all of the four main muscles and the ligaments that attach these muscles to bone is possible. Acute injury, chronic overuse, or gradual aging or excessive slouching while sitting, working or standing can lead to shoulder impingement and pain. This damage can cause disability with decreased range of motion and use of the shoulder joint.

The shoulder is a ball-socket joint that allows the arm to move in many directions.  The rotator cuff muscles

supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor stabilize and move the shoulder joint and adjust the position of the humeral head of the arm and scapula (the shoulder blades) during shoulder movement.

 

Other muscles that assist move and stabilize the shoulder include the deltoid, teres major, corachobrachialis, latissimus dorsi, and pectoralis major.

When the rotator cuff is injured pain, limited range of motion, swelling caused by fluid accumulation can occur and over time calcium can build up and bring on more pain and movement issues.

Injury can vary from a temporary mild strain and sore tight muscle or tendon and inflammation to a partial or complete tear of the muscle that might require surgery or extended rehab.

If you are having lots of pain do not do lots of exercises-error on the side of caution rest and use cold and heat and seek medical care.

What to learn how to help yourself to a speedier recovery?

Pain Relief Master Class

 

Beyond Mindfulness Training Intro

superman-logo-012I met some SUPER teachers and staff including Ms Jennifer Ambrosio principal of Bonillas Basic Curriculum Magnet School in Tucson Unified School District and Sarah Niegocki special ed. teacher on Weds. March 9.

 

Thanks so much for letting me have such a heart felt fun experience sharing “Beyond Mindfulness” with the staff and you at our in service on March 9. Everyone joined in and I can hardly wait to return to share more fun ways to tune in, turn down the stress and encourage all of us to be more creative and successful in school and life. Thanks so much.

Would love to invite other Tucson Schools to host “Beyond Mindfulness” and explore the development of an ongoing program for next year.  M.Wolken PhD