This is what I love! Why this has helped with my physical pain. There are so many things that I have discovered that brings me joy! It took me a long time to discover what it was that brings me joy. In this process I discovered I was the one holding myself back from joy. There was a major part of me that did not allow me to feel because I was not worthy of it and because I did not know how to allow myself to feel period. People whom have been through trauma in their life especially in the imprinting years ages (0 to 7) only know unworthiness and round back to what they know and feel safe in and that is the trauma. Feeling not worthy, scared/fear, violated and only knowing that round back to that same thing and only feeling safe in that. There has been many case studies done on this very subject because it has been a mystery as to why children go back to their abuser over and over. Individuals that have experienced rape, emotional and physical abuse (I have experienced all three) go back to the perpetrators because they are individuals that take care of them or because it is the normal for them. They know no different and only know trauma. This is the roots to not knowing joy or not allowing joy in. You are very protective and only know not feel (suppressing). If this is new to you or you have never experienced this, it can be very shocking. How does a person not know how to let joy in or know they deserve joy? It has taken many years of working through the barriers to allow the joy in and it is still an amazing process to work through. I do not hold on to fear nor do I hold on to resentment, holding on to those two barriers only holds me in imprisonment of my mind. This imprisonment give light to the bigger picture of why joy cannot be let in.Not allowing yourself to feel is what brings on your physical pain. How this you ask? The brain is very very smart and we do not give enough credit. Your brain is creating a decoy so you do not feel those emotions. The only thing that you feel is suffering from chronic pain.Pretty clever if you ask me. When you change your emotional state you shift your pain. One of my amazing clients from Pain Freedom Method™ said to me her moment of aha was when she was out doing a photo shoot with a client and she was in the present moment feeling the joy. She was working through the lens and capturing the essence of the lovely souls she was working with. This was what I call the break through moment. For the lovely souls that go through the method they do not realize anything different from their pain and only know it to be anatomical. The moment this Pain Freedom Method™ client allowed herself to step into the joy of the present moment and allowed herself to feel that joy, was the first moment she was freed from the pain.
The follow are steps that I prescribe to the lovely souls I work with. 1-Write down the things that bring you joy. 2-Book into your day at least two of those things that bring you joy. 3-Be consistent daily with this practice. 4-Change it up, with the two things you incorporate into your day. 5-Allow yourself to feel the joy when you do these things. (VERY IMPORTANT)
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Just when you think emotions are not the cause of your pain...
I wanted to share a story with you about one of my clients that is going through the Pain Freedom Method™.
The other day she was experiencing low back pain that resonated into her hip leaving her bedridden and sick to her stomach.
When I asked her what happened in the day when the pain started, she shared with me emotionally she was feeling off and really sad. I asked her to explain what had happened to create the sadness. She told me earlier that day she was dropping her children off to school and the teacher to one of her children confided in her that she has terminal cancer. When my client said this out loud, she then said to me I cannot even cope or bear to think about it and then she started to cry!
Already knowing my clients past and childhood trauma, I realized feelings from her past were surfacing and, as I teach all my clients, instead of running from the pain you run towards it. The pain is there to tell you something and really the deep aspect is, it is a decoy so you do not have to pay attention to the feelings that are playing in the background.
This is something that all my client are just blown away by. How could your body create pain to stop you from paying attention to feelings that are so powerful and uncomfortable?
The answer is simple, you are asking not to feel the emotion and so many times with my clients the emotions are buried so deep they think there is no association with those emotions when there absolutely is.
I brought up a particular situation from my clients past of a parent leaving her at a very young age and the impact this had. At first the client said there is no way, it was so long ago and I am over it! This connected to the emotions that she could not even bear to think of in that moment when the teacher said she had terminal cancer. The teacher too had children and so does my client. Number one, this client knows what it is like to have a parent leave at such a young age, and two, being a parent themselves, the parent leaving their children had a massive impact.
The biggest emotions my client was running from was the emotions of abandonment and fear. The moment she connected and acknowledged the emotions and the direct connection of her own situation it freed her from the pain. After our conversation, her back pain was gone 100%!
Back in the early 2000's when I was in two really back car accidents and sustained both a neck and back injury little did I know that pain had anything to do with my emotions. Let me start from the beginning. In December of 1999, I was involved in two car accident 3 weeks apart form each-other. The first one I was a passenger half asleep as luck would have it, when a car struck the vehicle my buckled seat belt released me causing me to go air born hitting my face and head off the steering wheel and windshield and my legs breaking the dash. Yes thats right my legs broke the dash! I walked away from this accident just feeling stiff and had a sore neck. The second accident I was not so lucky. Three weeks form the day I was driving down a major highway in Canada called the 401 and suddenly it started to snow violently. I slowed down but that ultimately made things worse. Semi trucks were passing me and the gush of wind that would follow caused me to loose control of the vehicle. I was heading straight for a cement culvert when I panicked and turned the wheel to the left coming back on the road and for about 2 seconds I thought I was safe and then my vehicle veered left heading for on coming traffic and a moment later a semi truck struck the side of the vehicle causing it to roll. I was awake through out the whole situation and I will tell you, when the vehicle came to a holt I was laying pinned sideways not able to get myself free. I was trapped! Fast forward after the accident I was in rehabilitation for 3 months and was well on my road of recovery. I had healed my body and had zero pain which was amazing. I was very lucky.....
Then a few years after the accident I was in a relationship with a man whom was a really good man but really was not good for me. With all the emotional things I was going through, I went to bed one day and woke up the next day with horrific chronic back and neck pain. I remember thinking what did I do? Did I turn the wrong way? Did I lift something too heavy? Non of these made any sense. Little did I know my body was trying to tell me something but I was speaking a different language. I went from practitioner to practitioner and no one could help me. I felt so helpless and lost. The doctors would say I don't know why you all of a sudden have pain it must be from the accidents. I could not believe that, I was 100% fine and had zero pain. With no answers I felt trapped in my own body like I was imprisioned. As time went on I started to tune in and really become aware of how my body felt on a day to day basis. What was so funny was there where days were I had less pain and other days I could not even lift my head off my pillow with out horrific pain. This made me tune in even more. Eventually as I started to heal through the emotional situation I was in and open the door to the many things that happened as a child that I had been repressing. I could not fathom I had all these emotions surface through that one emotional situation. It was like pandoras box was unleashed. Through this is where I started to birth the Pain Freedom Method.
Janna is a Pain Freedom Expert. As a coach, teacher and intuitive pain specialist Janna helps busy women with chronic back pain gain hope, results and freedom. What she is most passionate about is teaching women how to heal their pain through their emotions, become their own pain whisperer so they live a pain free thriving life.