Q&A: Is adopting a bad posture to avoid pain, a mistake?
Answer by Audrey Berdeski, DC
Based on what Dr. Sarno says, standing and walking could be your triggers. Your unconscious mind does not want you to stand up straight and walk. You are exactly right that your brain is succeeding in frightening you, and telling your unconscious mind that you will not allow it to control you this way is a great start. Do some journaling exercises as Dr. Sarno prescribes. You can consciously tell your unconscious mind that you will not let it control you any longer. Adopting bad posture to avoid pain is what your unconscious wants you to do. Getting to the unconscious motivation for this through journaling and writing exercises, as well as talking to your unconscious mind will stop it from controlling you this way. Most importantly while you begin these exercises, remember to be kind to yourself.
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