Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. The International Association for the Study of Pain’s widely used definition defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”;[1] however, due to it being a complex, subjective phenomenon, defining pain has been a challenge. In medical diagnosis, pain is regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition.

Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future.

Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in most developed countries [3]. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can interfere with a person’s quality of life and general functioning.

Chronic pain can limit your everyday activities and make it hard to work. It can also affect how involved you are with friends and family members. Co-workers, family, and friends may have to do more than their usual share when you cannot do the things you normally do.

Stress has both physical and emotional effects on our bodies. It can raise our blood pressure, increase our breathing rate and heart rate, and cause muscle tension. These things are hard on the body. They can lead to fatigue, sleeping problems, and changes in appetite.

Unwanted feelings, such as frustration, resentment, and stress, are often a result. These feelings and emotions can worsen your chronic pain.

But it is also true that there has been a growing movement in the medical community, over the past few decades, to deal with pain as essentially a psychosomatic phenomenon.

This approach was initiated by Dr John Sarno. While Dr. Sarno has impeccable credentials – Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and Attending Physician at the Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University – his approach is not generally shared by mainstream medicine. Part of the problem may be that it is difficult for the medical community to shift to a totally different paradigm. Part of the problem is also that, while Dr. Sarno has successfully treated thousands and thousands of patients, his approach has never been validated through standard clinical trials. [2]

Dr. Sarno calls this condition “Tension Myositis Syndrome” (Abbreviated as “TMS”). He describes it in such books as “Mind Over Back Pain”(1982), or “Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection” (1991). He further expanded on the topic in “The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain” (1998) and “The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders” (2006) [2]

“It’s all in your mind” is almost insulting, implying there’s something strange or weak about you or that the symptoms are in your imagination. This is most unfortunate, since the symptoms are very real, the result of a very physical process.”

― John E. Sarno, The Divided Mind.


Drain That Pain is Pain Elimination not Pain Management. A powerful healing technique that uses conversational hypnosis and signals with the Unconscious and Conscious Mind. It utilises the work of Dr Sarno, with other processes.

Craig Denny of Drain That Pain Newcastle believes that there is no limit to the changes the client can make – Drain That Whatever. Drain That Pain has been successfully used to let go of chronic pain, including arthritis, sciatica, chronic pain in all parts of the body, chronic anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, brain fog, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, tinnitus and other switches including emotional pain, IBS and addictive substances.

I started to learn this technique when my wife was suffering from a type of Arthritis, and she could no longer carry out simple tasks at home. I worked with her and now she is pain free and has stopped all her medications.

  • Craig Denny.

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[1] “International Association for the Study of Pain: Pain Definitions”. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. https://www.iasp-pain.org/index.aspx

[2] https://www.drainthatpainnewcastle.com.au/post/psychosomatic-pain

[3] https://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=57