Issue 197

The Benefits Of Pain: by Sue Lester Head Transition Coach, Master Practitioner of NLP & Hypnosis.

If you are an occasional or chronic sufferer of pain, it may seem odd there are actually benefits to pain, both immediate and ongoing. The immediate benefits are more obvious, but it is the ongoing which can be unconscious and therefore not as quickly or easily treated. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is particularly effective for the latter, and complements more common pain treatments such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy and Frequency Specific Micro-current (FSM is available at Paddington Clinic Brisbane).

Pain is our body's way of communicating that something is wrong, and action needs to be taken to remove ourselves from the source of the pain. During the healing process pain persists as a reminder to take care of the injured part. It's important to seek help during this stage as untreated pain in one part of the body can in turn injure another. For example, limping with a sore leg for a few days throws our hips and subsequently back out of alignment.

(Pain during childbirth is different. It can be signalling to the mother to move position to assist baby's progress, but unfortunately the agony many women experience comes more from fear [the body tensing and resisting], and expectations of childbirth pain from the stories heard and movies seen. The mind-body connection with pain is significant, and nothing illustrates this more than the magic of watching a tranquil Hypno Birth, or the amazing orgasmic birth - if every woman could experience one of those our population would explode! In these situations the mother's mind convinces her body that birthing is safe, natural and achievable without significant discomfort or pain, and her body and baby totally agree.)

The benefits of ongoing pain are less obvious, and even the concept of Secondary Gain can be quite confronting to a sufferer. On a personal note, once I was introduced to the concept, my years and years of vomiting tension headaches made sense, and I was able to develop strategies to manage then prevent them occurring. For me, the Secondary Gain, or benefits of an otherwise negative situation, were time out from a stressful job, avoidance of situations out of my comfort zone, a catch-up on sleep, sympathetic attention and some tender loving care from loved ones.

For pain that is ongoing for more than 6 weeks, there is commonly an underlying emotional reason or benefit, and often there is no conscious awareness of that. This is when NLP can be invaluable in both identifying and removing the underlying cause, if desired, or simply training the brain to communicate to the body in a different way so the pain is alleviated. The obvious benefit of the former is that the problem won't later resurface in a different way i.e. back pain replaced with stomach aches.

Remember pain is one way our unconscious mind communicates with our conscious mind that something needs to change. Whether we choose to listen and act, or not, is a personal choice.

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Why Dancing Fulfils The Most Basic of Human Needs: By Rio Rhythmics.

What would make you get up and dance? Like so many things, dance is both adored and avoided. Adored for the beauty, skill and fun of it- avoided for our fear of looking a fool. Dancing can make us feel invigorated, empowered and contented, and it provides an opportunity (especially in partner dances) for the most basic of human needs- relationships and connections with others. It has also become a skill on which we are judged- we're quite happy to laugh at those less- than- rhythmic specimens we see on reality TV shows. We just don't want to be them.

Weddings, parties, nightclubs- life gives us many chances to let loose and shake our stuff… and if our stuff's not so flash? Learning to dance can be a very humbling process. It can help to find which styles of dance- or music- put you at ease; overcoming the feeling of intimidation many new students feel can be a key step to really enjoying dancing.

In West End, Rio Rhythmics introduces students to various Latin dance styles, encouraging them to develop an individual understanding and enjoyment of dance. Key to their teaching philosophy is that "dance" is more than performance or competition. Steps and techniques learnt in a dance class can definitely make the "conversation" of dancing with a partner smoother, but without the engagement, joy, and presence in the moment, this "conversation" can also fall flat.

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The gathering of these students, teachers and guest artists together displays the essence of what "dance" means to these people. Dance offers the experience of community, an expression of joy, and an invigorating outlet to exercise and relieve stress. These things are central to our wellbeing and the enjoyment of our lives- well worth overcoming the initial trepidation of enrolling in your first dance lesson!

As the New Year approaches, many of us will resolve to achieve something. Often it's an unrealistic something, and one we've tried at before. It might be simpler if we only resolved to do something, not achieve it. Have fun. Get fit. Make friends.

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Short and Sweet:Slow- Baked Lima Beans in Tomato Sauce.

Serves 4

This recipe is taken from my recipe book "Walked, Grown, Flown, Swam", available as an ebook from the online store.

1 cup lima beans, soaked overnight in

4 cups cold water

4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons brown sugar or agave syrup or substitute with stevia drops or powder to equivalent spoons according to packet directions.

* 2 tablespoons olive oil

2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Drain beans and place in a saucepan with plenty of fresh cold water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 minutes until beans are almost tender. Drain and discard cooking liquid.

Preheat oven to 180ºC. In a large, ovenproof casserole dish, combine beans with remaining ingredients, except salt and pepper. Cover and bake for 2 hours, stirring once or twice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with greens such as pan-fried spinach, and use warmed tortillas to mop up the sauce.

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