What Can Physical Pain Tell Us About Our Thoughts?
One of the biggest benefits I’ve gained from understanding the mind body connection is the ability to read what my physical pain is telling me and address the thought behind it before it escalates into something much bigger and painful.
We have a tendency to ignore our mental health and ‘push through’ for a number of reasons, be it stigma or lack of tangibility, but we do tend to pay attention to our physical wellbeing.
There is a lot of research however which suggests that many of our physical issues are manifested because of our mindset and that by addressing the thoughts behind the pain, we can heal the physical problem.
Before you stop reading, let me just say I wasn’t convinced either to begin with! Sounds a bit happyish right?! I thought so too but please bear with me!