The dissolving pain exercise will take you through a series of small attention tasks which will make you very calm and quiet. It sounds gentle and soft like guided meditation but is backed up by EEG neuro-feedback research conducted by Dr Lester Fehmi, neuroscientist and psychologist from Princeton, US.
Many of my patients have already participated in this exercise with steady, good results. Pain is usually significantly reduced after the first try, and for some patients it dissolves completely. In most cases the pain improves after 4-5 days of regular exercising. I can reduce my physical pain with ease.
You can watch a presentation explaining the mechanism of the exercise first.
For what type of pain does this exercise work?
You can dissolve any physical pain like headache, period pain, toothache, joint pain, muscle pain, backache, shoulder pain, stomach ache, earache, sinus pain, pain after injury, pain after a burn, fibromyalgia, CRPS. It works for long lasting, chronic pain as well as for acute pain. You can use this exercise to relax muscles in your shoulders or neck after all day at work.
Do I have to think positively before this exercise?
Positive thinking is always recommended. However, you do not have to set your mind in any way before doing this exercise. This exercise is based on science (brain waves research). It works regardless of your mood or personal belief.
Does it really work?
Yes, it does. Please, read reviews.
Is it really based on science?
Yes, its mechanism can be explaned by current neuroscientific research. You can read this post.
Will it still work when I do it on my own?
Yes, this is the whole idea. After Open Focus Training you will be able to free yourself from physical pain without being led through the exercise by myself. My role is only to teach you how to become independent in applying Open Focus.
How long does the effect last?
It may be enough to do the exercise once to achieve satisfactory improvement. If you find that the pain has improved but is not completely gone, you can do the exercise twice daily for a few days. The full improvement can usually be achieved after 5-7 days of regular practice.
Does it work on colicky pain?
The important thing is to feel the pain during the exercise. When the pain is intermittent (on/off type of pain) you can memorise the pain (e.g. where it is, how big it is, where its borders are) and work on this area of your body during the exercise. It might be a bit more difficult, but it is possible and can give very good results.
How often can I repeat this exercise?
As often as you like. It will work each time you do it. If the pain returns just repeat the exercise.
If you have suffered for a long time and your mobility has been impaired (e.g. long term shoulder or lower back sufferers) you may get new pains after the exercise because you start using your body in a new, healthier way. If this happens, just do the exercise for these new pains to dissolve them too.
Do I have to know Open Focus theory before trying this exercise?
No, even if you know nothing about Open Focus the exercise can still work.
THIS TECHNIQUE IS RECOMMENDED TO BE USED ONLY WHEN THE REASON FOR THE PAIN IS COMPLETELY CLEAR. PLEASE, DO NOT DRIVE OR OPERATE MACHINERY WHILE DOING THIS EXERCISE.
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