Chronic pain is hard enough on the body, but to compound it with the emotional turmoil that comes with living with pain, life can be a real struggle.
The experience of living with physical pain can bring with it a whole messy list of challenging emotions. Anxiety. Guilt. Shame. Sadness. Grief. Despair. Fear. Disbelief. Anger. Just to name a few. It can be hard to know what to do when these emotions come up, right? That's why I invited today's guest on Painiac. Because there's something that can help. The best part? It's something you can do today. On your own. For free. This simple, yet effective tool is called Focusing.
Focusing is an experiential, body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing. It can help you manage the overwhelming emotions and strong physical sensations of pain that disrupt your overall sense of well-being and ability to live your life with ease. Today, Shelly speaks with Ann Weiser Cornell. Ann is internationally recognized as one of the leading innovators and theoreticians of Focusing. She has taught Focusing in nineteen countries, and her Focusing books and manuals have been translated into seven other languages.