Stress, Pain and the Immune System – how thinking negative thoughts makes everything feel worse…
Did you know that expecting to feel pain can actually make you feel pain? Research studies show that the way that you experience pain depends on your personal situation and how you feel about the situation.
Getting wrapped up in your thoughts will greatly impact how you feel pain. In fact, worrying and stressing actually makes everything feel worse.
What you focus on drives how you brain adapts and changes.
The more time you spend worrying about negative thoughts and feelings surrounding your pain – the more entrenched the brain gets at making us feel pain.
Think of it as a stress merry-go-round.
This is why people develop pain, anxiety, depression and other forms of physiological and psychological stress.
Watch the video above to delve deeper.