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Change the Brain; Relieve the Pain; Transform the Person

The Three Rules of Neuroplasticity

Where persistent pain is concerned it is important to remember the three rules of neuroplasticity, because not only is pain something that is learned, but that learning requires those rules. Review them on page 5 of the Neuroplastic Transformation workbook. Although it is hard to believe that we can use such simple approaches to change something so profound and life-altering as persistent pain, it is a fact. Remembering to use the very intrusion of pain into conscious thought, emotional awareness or physical limitation to counter-stimulate the brain is the key to
restoring the appropriate role of pain.

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It is actually the most important sensation in our body. Pain keeps us alive by telling us when we have exceeded our limits. It is precisely because it is not there all of the time that pain is so helpful and useful. Unfortunately, when pain persists it loses its ability to warn us of danger, and all we are left with is the unpleasantness and the fear and anxiety that accompanies it.

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