Zig-zag path of recovery: two steps forward, one step back

The strength training stage of recovery is the trickiest.  A couple of days after starting physical therapy, two months out from fusion, I definitely overdid it driving down from Steamboat in the snow, I-70 closed, then opened, and came on in to Denver rather than get stuck in Dillon, too important, too much to

By |2018-02-19T17:30:33+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Recovery|Comments Off on Zig-zag path of recovery: two steps forward, one step back

Write Off PTS

Lately, James Pennebaker's Writing to Heal really helped me through recovery of a major surgery. Timothy Wilson in Redirect talks about how studies have shown it works to simply write about what's bugging you in a completely honest, focused fashion for 20 minutes a day for 4 days. Better than some talk therapy for

By |2018-08-15T14:14:00+00:00November 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|2,955 Comments

Sain in Pain System Workbook

The Sane in Pain System Workbook is a set of simple steps which allow you to manage your pain better and guide you through designing your own personalized plan, allow you to do what you know works, and track your results. It’s not what you know. It’s what you do. Get your copy here

By |2018-02-19T17:30:33+00:00October 11th, 2015|Categories: Guides|Comments Off on Sain in Pain System Workbook

Ann Thompson

"Sane in Pain offers consolation and  inspiration for anyone dealing with what may seem to be overwhelming challenges. Jones' experience-based, practical advice is both grounding and uplifting. These pain management principles are applicable to any kind of intense or chronic stress. Personally, I've found the "wholesome moment" practice to be especially helpful.  This small but powerful discipline has helped me remember that it is always possible to find serenity,

By |2018-02-19T17:30:33+00:00October 11th, 2015|Categories: Success Stories|Comments Off on Ann Thompson

On Mental Stability

Lately, James Pennebaker's Writing to Heal really helped me through recovery from a major surgery. Timothy Wilson in Redirect: Changing the Stories We Live By talks about how well this form of expressive writing as therapy has been studied. Turns out, it works to simply write about what's bugging you in a completely honest, focused fashion for 20

By |2018-02-19T17:30:33+00:00October 11th, 2015|Categories: Chronic Pain, Health Breakthrough, Tutorials|Tags: |Comments Off on On Mental Stability

Wholesome Moment

First step in your pain management plan Look for one OK or positive aspect of your situation to focus on.  This will distract you from the painful ones that are getting all the attention.  Keep this simple.  I call them “wholesome moments.”  You are simply looking for something that strikes you as beautiful or

By |2018-08-15T16:07:25+00:00October 10th, 2015|Categories: Tools|5 Comments

21 Breaths

21 Breaths to Peace Make a note of the time and how much pain, on a scale of 1 to 10, you are feeling.  If you prefer to listen to an audio guide, click play below. Now, to steal a page from Lama Surya Das, let’s find our comfortable

By |2021-03-20T20:31:04+00:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Tools|1,084 Comments

Research Supports Sane in Pain’s Approach!

New research shows that reflective writing that examines reasons (rather than feelings or sensations), is more effective than talking with a therapist to recount a traumatic event.  Reported by Timothy Wilson in Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change (p.5):  Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), the standard police intervention for officers who have been traumatized,

By |2018-08-15T16:07:34+00:00May 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|463 Comments

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