31 days project: Day 26

Day 26 of the Big Naked Pain & Brain Campaign: you should be dancing A classic movie and a classic piece of music! Yes we should be dancing and music is a great way to help distract our attention away from pain. Dancing has a multitude of benefits including improving your flexibility, strength, balance and endurance.  It [...]

31 days project: Day 25

Day 25 of the big naked pain and brain campaign - seek forgiveness Here's another clip from the movie My Life. It highlights how frustration and anger can fuel pain and suffering. It explains a physical metaphor of using your own finger to move into your chest and experience the emotion and feelings that are felt in [...]

31 Days Project: Day 24

Day 24 of the Big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign: Threat overrides adrenalin I really like this clip in this movie but then it is a great movie! Point Break is Patrick Swayze's finest! Well some might argue Dirty Dancing but lets not get ahead of ourselves and we are getting off topic. This clip [...]

31 days project: Day 23

Day 23 of the Big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign: Pain nightmare metaphor My life is a story of a man's journey with his fight and acceptance with cancer and before he dies a wish to see his unborn child. This clip shows a very disturbing example of a metaphor around fear. The dream clip shows a sense of [...]

31 Days Project: Day 22

Day 22 of the Big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign - Fear is a choice Today's clip is from the not so great movie After Earth. The speech that Will Smith gives his son about fear being a choice is not entirely accurate. Fear is an emotion that can be expressed through behavior (running away, rooted [...]

31 days project: Day 21

Day 21 of the Big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign - PTSD Memory and Pain This clip is from a fantastic movie: the railway man. The clip shows a happy Eric at the beginning and then a somber and disheveled looking Eric at the end. This clip shows how suffering from past experiences can create difficulties [...]

31 Days Project: Day 20

Day 20 of the Big Fat Pain and Brain Campaign: I know what you know before you know! Sounds like a conundrum doesn't it? Yet neuroscience research is discovering some very interesting results around conscious and unconscious brain activity. This clip from BBC science is thought-provoking, could be interpreted as disturbing or frightening but could [...]

31 days Project: Day 19

Day 19 of the Big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign: Memories can be overwhelming! Memories can be overwhelming particularly those that bring back episodes of persistent pain and that have a deep-seated hold on you. Pain comes in many forms. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is one such form. The repercussions of war can have a [...]

31 Days Project: Day 18

Day 18 of the Big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign: Music to my ears Persistent Pain suffers often describe how their symptoms affect their schema, their person. They can feel trapped or incarcerated by their pain. It is difficult to understand individuals in persistent pain as it is individual to them. In this clip from [...]

31 days project: Day 17

Day 17 of the Big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign: Storm metaphor Another clip from Forest Gump reflects the current journey that Lieutenant Dan is on regarding his suffering after loosing his legs in the Vietnam War. If we consider the storm to be that of pain that he suffers he faces it head on screaming [...]