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Your Pain Habit

Have you got into the habit of experiencing pain that has no physical reason? Have you had a diagnosis or operation ages ago but are still in pain. 

Have you been in pain for a long time?

Pain has a purpose when it relates to a new injury or problem. It gives us the urgency to deal with the issue. However, once the proper medical diagnosis is given, and no more can be done except pain relief; the pain message should be redundant too as it has served its purpose! BUT it’s still there.


Our bodies are miracles of nature and in most cases they heal themselves with no conscious input. OldPain2Go® is about you getting your unconscious and conscious aspects to talk to each other. The Practitioner acts as an intermediary in the process. When we continue in pain, long after the initial warning is unnecessary, we need to challenge whether what seems like an old, useless, out of date pain message is still needed. This can only be done at the level of the unconscious and your Practitioner will guide you each step of the way.

This is not like anything else and all a Practitioner needs to do is talk with you, it is not hypnosis – no trance is needed. OldPain2Go® is a simple methodology based on how the brain processes things, so whilst we all store different information in our head we do tend to process things in the same way as everyone else.

OldPain2Go® FAQs

Please note: This does not constitute medical advice nor is it a substitute for it. You must have been diagnosed by a medical professional who has prescribed or advised pain relief. An OldPain2Go Practitioner will work with you to help you access the part of your mind that deals with your own healing processes and help you ask for it to review your pain messages. It is not a treatment, it is a non-medical intervention of self work.

A. Measurement of old pain is subjective to the individual therefore recording of data is seen to be anecdotal rather than a valid scientific study. Teesside University (UK)  is currently doing a feasibility study (Feb 2019), the outcome of which could lead to the funding for a full blown study (follow this link to see).

A. All results are individual and only relate to the person giving feedback. So the results that can be shown are not indicative of any experience you could expect. Please see the Client Feedback Videos (over 140) and analysis of 216 feedback forms from volunteers at training events, for their recording of their own personal experiences and perceptions of changes of pain levels here.

A. Stephen Blake has demonstrated this to doctors and have also demonstrated on them, all of whom have been impressed. However, he has only met the ones open minded enough to make contact with him. Stephen has also trained Doctors, Psychologists and Physiotherapists who have become Practitioners in OldPain2Go® . 

A. Yes it can with a client who is positively wanting to be pain-free.

A. No. Pain management is about ongoing effort and rarely leaves you free of pain.

A. Your pain is unique to you and so is your perception of its level. At the end of a review session you may have a change in that perception to record one of three things: Zero Pain, Reduced Pain or, No Change. 

A. The review may bring about changes regardless of the original cause, providing there isn’t still a need for it to be retained at that level. If there is still a medical reason to keep the pain then your unconscious will not release it.

A. No. Pain is a message that once it has alerted you to the problem, and you have done all you can, it is usually no longer needed. Think of a fire alarm, it gets switched off and reset to be alert when the fire is out, even if it has caused damage! Our pain is usually noticeably lower as we start to heal so that we can notice a pain message indicating if it isn’t healing.

A. Yes, they may. Just think about this for a moment, if you are prescribed strong pain tablets or injections that is the medical profession saying that the pain is not necessary! Pain killers do not stop the pain message being sent out they simply interfere with it reaching the part of the body it is intended for. OldPain2Go® is directed at you asking for messages to be stopped, providing it is safe to do so.

A. Yes it may. The old pain message has done its job and alerted you and the medical profession to the problem. If it is no longer perceivable it will allow new pain to arrive as is needed to alert you to a new problem or a worsening condition.

A. On deteriorating conditions, you are likely to have regular assessments by your medical practitioner to review the problem area. OldPain2Go®would act like pressing the fire alarm reset button. Your body is aware of the damage caused by the old incident and can reset the alarm to stop ringing so it will automatically ring again to tell you of a new danger.

A. When pain is first triggered it forms a neural pathway in your brain, which fades quickly if the pain is short term. However, if the pain continues it builds up an increasingly stronger neural connection almost like a neural motorway. This is the same way we learn to run things automatically. Unfortunately, we are learning the wrong thing. Pain does not have an end date stamped on it, and it may “forget” to re-evaluate or turn off. There is also an issue with sensitivity to pain that it builds over time.

A. The longer you have had the pain the more likely it is that it no longer serves a purpose – you are aware of it – nothing can be done (medically) and your doctor prescribes pain relief. These are all signs that the old pain message is redundant. All that is required is for you to convince your unconscious of it.

A. Typically this is a once only session for that old pain. It works by you asking for the old pain messages to be deleted, therefore, the old pain message should not return, just as a deleted answer phone message cannot be played again and the tape is cleared to accept new messages. A second session would usually only be wanted if the first session didn’t produce a result you are satisfied with, or the Practitioner feels there may be further opportunities for improvement.

A. No, the practitioner may help you deal with all issues at the same time or tackle the most problematic pain issue first and then ask for the others issues to do likewise. It may take more time so the practitioner should be made aware in advance so as to allow sufficient time for your session.

A. OldPain2Go® is not a medical treatment or a cure for any illness or ailment, it is simply a helping you and your body have a reassessment of the unconscious processes that decides on the need for pain and the level of it. Having Fibromyalgia is a condition where the message is usually still required, even though, or perhaps because, you are trying to ignore the pain or work through it. Please read here Stephen’s personal explanation of how he thinks the illness starts and what you need to do to be released from it. If you do not have an interest in reading this fully or finding out how to put yourself on the road to recovery, then quite simply OldPain2Go® is not for you. We can only help people willing to do what is necessary to recover, we do have an answer, it might not necessarily be the answer you wanted or agree with (but the National Fibromyalgia association makes statements that seem to agree with my own experiences).

A. Quite simply the unconscious will not switch it off, because it would be unsafe to do so. The same reason you don’t take the battery out of a smoke alarm.

A. Providing you are of sound mind and rational – not under the influence of mind-altering drugs or alcohol, it may work for you – except where there is more reason to keep the pain than to lose it. Whilst you will gain a better quality of life from being pain-free there are things you may also lose, such as; state benefits, sympathy, help, support, and reasons to not go to places – or do things you don’t want. Whilst consciously you may deny that any of these influence you, it is your unconscious that decides on the balance of being in pain, or pain-free. The simple test is to answer this question out loud, “Do you want to be free of this pain?” If your answer is a solid and loud yes, then you are a good candidate. If you hesitated or thought of reasons or excuses then it might not work. However your practitioner may be able to help you with that, please bring this to their notice. It is most important you are honest and open with them.

A. Yes, it would, but it doesn’t numb the area, it just reassess the old pain message allowing new pain to come as and when necessary. Holding on to old pain is similar to the problem of numbing an area, it means new pain might not be noticed and acted upon.

A. This is usually a restriction placed there by your thoughts and beliefs. If you think being pain-free would lead to causing more damage or that you would forget you had a problem – that would cause it to only reduce the pain instead of ceasing to send out the pain message. Sometimes people see X Rays or scan results, so convince themselves they could not possibly be pain-free with that amount of damage. Hopefully, your practitioner can talk you out of that!

A. We will instruct you on use of language and internal thoughts. If you keep looking for the pain you have lost it could convince your unconscious to give you pain again. Also, our exaggerations can intensify pain or make it seem too much of a problem to remove. Take the phrase “this pain is killing me” and you can see that is never true but it will affect how you feel.

A. Yes, it may, but not necessarily.  Sometimes the pain is a message to not do that thing again. This is why if we fall off something we are told to get back on right away so that we don’t develop a safety program that will continue to hurt us, in order to protect us from greater harm. Speak to your therapist who may have other skills to help you over that trauma. OldPain2Go® also works on emotional pain so you must guide your therapist to the solution for you. Please forewarn them in advance if you believe you have strong emotional issues that may complicate the issue.

A. No. The process is the simple setting-up of a yes signal and a direct discussion you will have with your own unconscious under the guidance of the Practitioner, no trance state is needed.

A. Yes totally. It works by the same internally processing of your unconscious that keeps you alive, runs your heart, your lungs and every other cell in your body. Together we just make it aware of that the pain is more of a problem than helping you. Your unconscious then makes the best choice for you, and it has kept you alive all these years.

A. People don’t really seek out the help they don’t know exists and are therefore cynical in trying it. It sounds and feels unbelievable long after you no longer feel any pain. It’s a bit of a vicious circle when people don’t take the opportunity because it seems like no-one else has! All my client’s and most of my students hoped it would work but didn’t really believe it could until they saw it happen, and then the students practised it and had the same results themselves. 

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