Chennai: “Pain is a messenger, don’t shoot him,” says Antano Solar John, a city-based neuro linguistic programming expert (NLP), co-founder and CEO at School of Excellence. Although modern medicine has advanced by leaps and bounds, there are instances where painkillers do not respond well and more often than not, even the reason for pain remains unknown.
“Most often, when I help people get over pain, I have noticed that the underlying condition has a very useful and positive intention for the person involved. When I was working with a woman on her acute headache, she told me that she was getting pictures of a pillow. I asked her if she intended to sleep. She said, ‘No’. It turned out that she had planned an all-nighter for the entire next week.
This is typically what happens with what appears to be chronic pain for most people. As soon as she decided to get self-sufficient sleep, the pain stopped instantly! To most people, this appears like magic. To me, it is just common sense. And yet, what stops most people from catching it is that they do not consider the source of pain as an ally. It’s their brain, it obviously must be working for their good and generally in about 45 minutes, the person gets some internal changes that helps relieve the pain as well, for good,” adds Antano.
Dr Vivek Kumar, additional professor in physiology for teaching, research and patient management, Jipmer, says that NLP is the new science for better living.
He adds, “When I was first introduced to NLP, I was very skeptical but after witnessing its positive impact, I have become more open to it now.”
He further explains that NLP techniques work well for patients with psychosomatic pain, a disorder associated with psychological factors. These are cases when mental or emotional problems can cause, increase or prolong pain. Headaches, muscle pain, back pain and stomach pains are some of the most common types of psychosomatic pain.
According to him, NLP is an effective tool and is another form of mind-body medicine with scientific background....