Listening to Your Mind to Heal Your Body
Nicole Sachs is an author, therapist, and creator of the Freedom from Chronic Pain online brand. After being diagnosed with a severe condition of the spine at age 19, Nicole discovered the power of the mind-body connection in chronic pain relief. Listen as Nicole explains the connection between repressed emotions and physical symptoms, including how pain can result if your nervous system is in constant fight-or-flight mode. Nicole also shares her powerful JournalSpeak technique that can help you cope with unresolved emotions, which in turn, can relieve chronic pain. Find out more about Nicole’s inspiring journey and grab the first lesson of her Freedom from Chronic Pain course for free so you can start on the path to feeling better today!
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Main Points From Today’s Episode
1. At the age of 19, Nicole was diagnosed with a severe condition of the spine. As she set upon the path of allowing her repressed emotions to rise, Nicole’s back pain started to go away.
2. Our minds and bodies are connected, and every time we have an emotional reaction, we feel that in our bodies. When your nervous system is in constant fight-or-flight mode, that can result in physical symptoms and pain.
3. Nicole's JournalSpeak technique helps bring repressed emotions into consciousness, which in turn, can relieve chronic pain. As part of the JournalSpeak method, Nicole recommends journaling about the following three areas: daily life, childhood, and personality.
[1:50] Nicole Sachs’s career briefing
[2:37] Listener shout-out
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[4:12] How Nicole became interested in healing chronic pain
[5:04] Nicole was diagnosed with a severe condition of the spine at age 19.
[7:20] How Nicole discovered the power of the mind-body connection
[8:00] The role of your brain and nervous system in pain signaling
[9:39] The connection between your emotions and physical symptoms
[10:37] The link between repressed emotions and pain
[12:19] When you reckon with the truths inside you, your nervous system no longer remains in fight-or-flight mode.
[13:10] The process of JournalSpeak
[15:20] How practicing JournalSpeak can help relieve pain
[16:20] How do you identify unresolved issues?
[17:54] Nicole’s amazing recovery stories
[19:13] Common triggers in our daily lives
[21:08] How quickly can someone start to experience pain relief?
[22:10] Another key component of Nicole’s work is patience and kindness for yourself.
[23:08] Why isn’t mind-body medicine more widely practiced?
[25:27] Grab the first lesson of Nicole’s Freedom from Chronic Pain course for free by heading to jjvirgin.com/listen.
[26:21] Mouse’s success story
[29:30] Mouse went from being wheelchair-bound due to chronic pain to being pain-free and able to play 18 holes of golf regularly.
[31:08] Key takeaways from today’s episode
[32:08] Journaling about your daily life, childhood, and personality
[32:17] 3 key concepts to remember: believe, do the work, and have patience and kindness for yourself
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