In this NEW book, I take you on a journey of my raw and honest approach to sharing my story of overcoming an incurable chronic pain condition known as Ankylosing Spondylitis, without the use of conventional medicine or strange diets.
I take you on an unfiltered journey back to the roots of my pain and my upbringing. Giving you a deeper insight into the origins of my mental health struggles and their link to domestic violence, extreme poverty, and working through times of deep grief.
I also share intimate details about my unorthodox healing journey (from Ankylosing Spondylitis) applying radical acceptance in multiple areas of my life.
I realized it’s not about attempting to eliminate suffering from my life, but instead creating a life worth suffering for. Whether you are suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis yourself, or have a loved one who is, this book may be exactly what you need.
Check out this sneak peek of one section in my NEW book: As i Lived It, A New Sunrise.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (as a coping mechanism)
In the world of psychology, there is something known as “secondary gains” which is another way of saying “how a patient benefits from their problem”. Those benefits can come in the form of emotional, psychological, social, and even monetary gains.
It’s hard to believe when you are in pain that there are any benefits to it, but I’m going to be the asshole here that highlights them for you so maybe you can be a little more aware of how this works. Of course, my assholeness comes from a place of love and compassion but you can take it however you wish.
In my personal healing journey as well as coaching others to achieve remission. Having some awareness of our secondary gains is a key component of going into and staying in remission.
Without this awareness, the patient may never see a fruitful outcome on their quest to create a healthier life for themselves. Simply because, as long as there is an unconscious set of benefits to being sick, the body may never let go of the coping mechanism.
Please bear in mind that coping mechanisms are created, reinforced, and sustained at an unconscious level. No patient on the planet struggles with chronic pain and is consciously aware of how pain benefits them.
I often hear people say the disease has made them “nicer” and more “grateful” for the little things in life, in this section, I am not referring to those benefits. What I’m talking about here are the deeper more subtle benefits.
The ones that the moment the patient becomes aware of, the mechanism falls apart. The same way that it does with people using Dr. Sarno’s “education therapy” approach for TMS healing.
Benefits of Reading the Book:
- The book is a raw and honest account of the author’s journey in overcoming an incurable chronic pain condition known as Ankylosing Spondylitis.
- The author shares intimate details about his unconventional healing journey, which may just bring you to have a cathartic experience.
- The book is a hopeful and inspiring story of love, healing, commitment, and resilience.
- The book can help readers who are struggling with chronic pain or mental health issues.
- This book can help those looking for alternative healing methods without drugs.
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