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Change the Brain; Relieve the Pain; Transform the Person

Pleasure Packs
(Workbook Page 66)

People tend to surround themselves with objects that give them pleasure. Examples include fine art, electronic gadgetry, sports memorabilia and collectables. The person with persistent pain should gather five small items and place them in a small pouch that they can carry anywhere. The objects in the pouch should be selected because they are pleasurable. The items can range from a smooth stone to stimulate touch receptors and soothe stress to a bottle of peppermint or lavender essential oil to stimulate scent and reduce pain. Take these objects out during the day and look at them or use them. Rotating the five objects with new items can continue to stimulate pleasure circuits in novel ways that the brain ranks high in order of importance. Having and using a pleasure pack reminds people to rank pleasurable pursuits high on their order of priorities. In turn, this helps lay down circuitry in the brain to stimulate these activities.

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