DO YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN?
DO YOU SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, PTSD OR MOOD SWINGS?
ARE YOU OVERWHELMED, AND STRESSED WITH WORK?
PAIN IS INEVITABLE. Unfortunately, many of us will, at some point
during our lifetime, experience significant physical and/or
psychological pain. And when pain does arrive, our built-in
conditioned response will be to move away from the source of the pain.
But what happens if we cannot escape pain? Must our life be filled
with abject suffering?
SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL. While pain is inevitable, suffering is
optional. Suffering only arises when we resist pain. When our
resistance to pain is zero, suffering is also zero, no matter the size
of the pain. And when resistance fades away to zero, what remains as
pain can then be dealt with. When we realize the full impact that
resistance plays in dealing with pain, we understand how even small
amounts of pain can give rise to tremendous suffering if we are
strongly resisting its presence in our life. The good news is that
there are methods for dealing with acute and chronic suffering and
pain that have been developed and refined over the millenia.
Unfortunately, most of us will only discover these resources after
exhausting all other avenues of pain relief. iRest, with reference to
pain, is a multi-step protocol that entails welcoming pain while
relinquishing resistance to it. Paradoxically, suffering ceases, and
pain breaks up, and may even completely dissolve, when we stop
resisting and trying to avoid or change it, but instead truly welcome
WELCOMING AND IREST WELCOMING is the fundamental principal underlying the evidence-based approach of Integrative Restoration – iRest. Welcoming entails:
– Ceasing refusing, resisting or trying to change or avoid pain
– Attending to pain by hearing, listening and directly being with it
– Relinquishing the concept ‘pain’; instead experiencing it as a
movement of sensation
– Recognizing sensation (the perception of pain) as a movement in
– Experiencing awareness as well-being that is independent of pain
– Perceiving sensation (direct perception of pain), well-being and
– Observing and describing the sensation of pain with curiosity,
interest and precision
– Recognizing opposites of emotion and belief that are associated
with the pain
– Responding with wisdom and right action to the pain
– When pain is truly welcomed, it can miraculously resolve in an
instant. But practically speaking, welcoming pain, and its subsequent
resolution, takes time, commitment, and practice, patience and
perseverance. But the good news is that once the skills encompassed in
iRest are acquired, we attain tools for life that work not only for
acute and chronic pain, by for all difficult states of body and mind
we will encounter during the course of our lifetime.
IREST AS A COMPLIMENTARY ADJUNCTIVE MEDICAL (CAM) APPROACH iRest is a complimentary adjunctive medical (CAM) approach that works in conjunction with any medical regimen or drug-based pain-management system. iRest helps ameliorate pain that medication and other pain-management programs are unable to resolve. And iRest can be used as an adjunctive approach to help reduce or even eliminate the use of pain medications.
PAIN AS MESSENGER iRest is not merely an adjunctive approach for
resolving pain and suffering. It also respects suffering and pain as
important messengers that serve as guides for enhancing our
psychological and physical well-being, spiritual awakening and
re-connection to all of life. Suffering arises when we separate from
right action, when we refuse rather than welcome pain. Pain is our
nervous system’s natural response to internal and external events
that are calling for our attention. It makes sense, then, that we
should listen and welcome messengers of pain and suffering, which are
trying to orient us to right action with respect to the internal or
external events that are giving rise to the messengers of pain and
suffering. When we respond correctly, suffering ceases, pain
diminishes or entirely dissolves, and equanimity ensues.
Just 45-minutes of iRest Yoga NIdra equates to 4 hours of sleep. Add
or schedule separately a 20-minute Thai Yoga Massage to further your state of relaxation.
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