Anger-The Absolute Block

You Will Get Better 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 … 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

Your Spiritual Journey

There are recent studies showing that, by using relatively little distraction, the perception of pain can be diminished.  I think there are many ways of distracting the nervous system so pain is not at the forefront.  However, pain is relentless and it is not possible to sustain this re-direction of … Read More

Video 13 / 19: 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. BF

Video 6/19: Standard Stress Skills Inadequate

I talk about how the DOCC 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.” BF

Write and Don’t Stop!

  There are over 300 research papers that document that expressive writing is effective for improving both your mental and physical health. I have been adamant for a long time that you should write down just negative thoughts – not positive ones. That has also been the general feeling of … Read More