Freedom from PAIN

  • “The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.” — Osho
  • “The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind.” — Eckhart Tolle
  • “We are not victims of aging, sickness, pain and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.” — Deepak Chopra


  1. Introduction
  2. Why We Hurt and How We Suffer
  3. The Pain Trap
  4. Neutralizing the Factors That Cause Chronic Pain
  5. The Journey Back from Unmanageable Pain
  6. Working with Specific Pain Conditions
  7. Preventing and Resolving the Pain of Medical Trauma
  8. Resilience, Continued Recovery, and Restoring the Deep Self


  • Pain is a complex experience that involves physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions.
  • Many people suffer from chronic pain, often without finding effective relief.
  • The authors emphasize the role of unresolved trauma held in the body in contributing to chronic pain.
  • The book aims to empower readers to identify and master patterns of stress that contribute to pain and offers tools and strategies to help resolve pain through the gentle release of trauma reactions held in the body.

Key Points:

  • Pain is a significant stressor that can lead to traumatic reactions, including PTSD.
  • The authors believe that no one can heal effectively without involving the body at the center of their healing process.
  • The book provides a toolbox of methods that individuals can apply to achieve relief from pain.
  • Self-regulation is a cornerstone of the approach in “Freedom from Pain.” It involves regulating emotional and physical states linked to suffering.

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