Your Pain Profile What is Pain: Your Pain/Sensations are Like a: * Spiritual Guide Led you to your deeper needs and appreciation of life itself Friend Tinnitus helps you look after yourself and is a reliable, positive influence Therapist reflects the way you feel inside and how you treat/manage yourself Teacher Shows you what helps you feel better and what makes you worse: Healthometre Doctor Starts to accept T begrudgingly and listen to the advice it is trying to give you. Sergeant Major Bossed about by T. Frustrated with emotional struggle and relentlessness Tyrant Hopeless with no way out. Totally at the mercy of tinnitus The Effects of Pain: How does Pain Impact Your Life? * Connected you to the larger picture. Made you aware that you are creator of the way you feel. Accept that changes are needed for T to back off. Accepts support/help T deepens self-knowledge and ability to witness the way you are Decision time - what really matters to you? What do you need to let go of? Accept that changes are needed for T to back off. Accepts support/help Dominated by T. Copes rarely. Loathe to admit moments of being OK. Most of life severely taken over. Can't get away from T. Little pleasure. Pain Makes You Feel: What Emotions Dominate Your Life? * Gratitude, Humility, Peace, Balance, Strength Empowered T is very easy to manage and never threatening Letting go, Deep acceptance, Witnessing feelings more manageably More loving towards self. More allowing and open. Motivated, Independent Resignation, Acceptance, Sadness, Begrudging Resentment, Frustration/Anger, Why should I change? Why me? Great fear and sense loss. No control. Powerless/hopeless What Do You Think About Pain: What's Your Mindset? * Not aware of T anymore. Focused mind. Symptoms lead you back to health. Don't care about tinnitus anymore. Can't be bothered to check on it. Tinnitus is no longer central issue or a problem. Start forgetting about it. T is there but doesn't bug me so much. Highlights where you need to work. Sometimes can focus away from T. I'm responsible, so how do I get out of this? Will it go? No responsility. Everything and everyone else to blame. In denial It will never go! No possibility of change. Total victim, Dependent How Aware Of Pain Are You: Where is your Awareness? * Body, energy, and mind are unified and integrated, and are part of larger universal field. Really in touch with how your mind, body, energy and feelings affect each other. Realize impact of thoughts, behaviour and emotions on body and energy. Starts to take better care of self. Learns body is where issues can be processed. Mind links to body. Realizes that body and mind need attention and sorting out Tenuous link between restless mind and tense workhorse body Lives in racing thoughts. Mind largely split off from body. Out of touch. How Does Pain Challenge You: What Can You Learn? * To let go of the need to be free of tinnitus To let go of the need to still check if tinnitus is there To stay friends with T even when stress makes it worse Develop confidence in knowing it will get better and learn from mistakes To let T show you what makes you feel better. To learn from T rather than fight it To accept responsibility, To open your mind to change. Can you carry on like this? To allow support in find hope and learn about getting better. © Cowan Hill 2015 Submit If you are human, leave this field blank.