Chronic Pain is a complex and multifaceted problem and it requires a comprehensive, multifaceted solution. Most approaches to pain management are fragmented. We do a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and rely on maybe one or two things to get relief. But here’s the thing: pain weaves itself so thoroughly into so many aspects of our lives, that a fragmented approach—any fragmented approach—is doomed from the start. Whatever else it is, a successful strategy to break free from pain will be a comprehensive approach. I don’t want to denigrate any of the pain treatments you have tried. While there are some disreputable types out there who are offering bogus treatments, I’d say that for the most part, what people offer to treat pain, works . . . to a point. This includes opiates. I’m not an anti-opiate person. They are great in their place. The real problem with opiates? They stop working! They’re a partial solution for a period of time and then they start causing more problems than they’re worth. Like everything else, they are partial solutions to a complex problem.
What I seek to do is be comprehensive, and thorough. I use the insights of Integral Theory to accomplish that goal. While I’m sure there are other rubrics we could use to take a comprehensive view, Integral Theory definitely gets the job done.
This is serious pain coaching for people who want to get control of Chronic Pain. Watch the free video training and see what you think!