Pain Mastery Institute is shut down


The Pain Mastery Institute, which I’ve been blogging about for a couple of months, is shutting down due to financial considerations.

The Pain Mastery Institute, which I’ve been blogging about for a couple of months, is shutting down due to financial considerations. Their courses have been useful to me but not nearly as useful as if they had survived long enough for me to get through the whole program.

The main thing I learned from the courses is that much of what is available for mastering chronic pain is drawn by observed people as they take actions or make decisions which assist them in managing their pain, or ameliorating the amount and intensity of pain.

While the course is gone, and the Institute website shut down, this doesn’t mean that I’m abandoning my pursuit of effective pain management strategies. So keep watch for my blog because I will coming back with a new approach soon.

Update on Intermittent Fasting

Starting on Monday this week I began a five day fast, which so far has been a bit frustrating and challenging. The second day and the third day I found myself absolutely starving, which is odd because up until now, fasting for three days a week, 36 hours, I have never been really hungry.

It takes a bit of a different strategy for longer fasts, like a five days on, four days off, but I’m learning and will be putting together a new primer based on somewhat longer fasts.

Boing 737 crashed after being shot down near Tehran

This has been a really sad and horrific week for me, and for many Canadians. 147 Canadian residents and citizens were killed this week by an airline shot out of the sky by Iran, either by mistake or by design. Either way, we have all lost so much and I can’t really even begin to make any sense of it. I am just sick over it, and I didn’t know anyone personally on the plane, although I do know some family members.

The Prime Minister of Canada has been highly visible in his demands for accountability for this disaster, both from Iran and the United States governments, who put into play the violent altercation that led to these deaths, whether by misadventure or by malice.

I don’t know whether to rage or to cry, or both. I’m not expecting any closure any time soon. Iran is virtually certain to lie through their teeth on this, and Trump will do no better. This is a terrible tragedy for everyone involved in the flight, and all of their country mourns their loss.

8 thoughts on “Pain Mastery Institute is shut down

  1. I’m sorry to hear the Pain Institute is shutting down, but sounds like you’ve been able to ascertain how their ‘formula’ is designed and works. Maybe you’ve learned enough to carry on?

    I’m even more sad to hear on the TV about the downing of the Plane. No matter who is shown to be accountable, it doesn’t return the dead people to their loved ones or reverse the terrible sense of loss or tragedy. When will it ever end? This hatred. This anger. This inhuman practise of killing or maiming in the community, be it mass murder in a school, in the air or in another country. After the holocaust of the Jews in WWII, we said we would never allow this to happen again and yet it’s occurring over and over every day.

    I was interested to read you were fasting for a whole 5 days. How does this affect your blood glucose levels? Is it safe for you?

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