Altered Self Wellness – Chronic pain management tips for living a beautiful life in spite of your pain.
This video is the first of my relaxation technique series. The technique altered sensation is one of my favorite techniques for managing my chronic pain. I had some difficulties with my camera during this video. The first thirty seconds my auto focus went crazy. It’s funny that my first relaxation technique video is the one where I have a minor melt down! Lol
I giggle anytime I watch this video.
Never the less I will have more videos on relaxation techniques. I will also be including more videos on movement. Both are essential to living healthy and well! Be sure to comment about your experience trying this technique.
It’s important to get relaxed. To begin, set aside some time when you know you will not be bothered.
- Put yourself in a relaxed, reclining position in a dark room. Either shut your eyes or focus on a single point. Be sure your position is comfortable.
- Slow down your breathing by doing the following: Breathe in deeply through your nose, using your chest to pull the air into your stomach, while slowly counting to 10. Exhale slowly through your mouth, while pursing your lips, for a count of 10.
- After you feel yourself relaxing, begin using imagery techniques.
- Once you are relaxed, use the following effective imagery techniques to help control your chronic pain.
- Use your mind to produce altered sensations—such as heat, cold, or anesthetic—in a non-painful hand, and place the hand on the painful area. Envision transferring this pleasant, altered sensation into the painful area.
Thank you for watching.