Now this is where it gets clever... but stays simple!
We all experience danger and safety signals individually and uniquely! They are
made out of past experiences, social interactions, learning, medial,
advertising, mood, expected roles and responsibilities to name a
What we believe is if we can reduce the number of DIMs or brains experience
and increase our SIMs then we can influence our pain experience!
So the more SIMs you can find the better... right? They can be hard to spot but
the more you spot the lower the threat and danger becomes. Turning
a DIM into a SIM is fun... so if walking in the woods sounds ominous
how about changing the context to make it feel safe and inviting
(plan a shorter walk, turn it into an excuse for a picnic with loved
A great story of someone using this in her journey with long term pain
At the core of the Protectometer is a subtle, yet profound treatment
– leading to the possibility of a better understanding of why our
brain can get "hot" and sensitised and how a reconceptualisation
of pain can emerge with potential for life long benefit!
With grateful thanks to the NOI group for this revolutionary work on understanding
long term pain.