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Category: Pain

Distinguishing between positive and negative pain

Doing what your body tells you to do, or telling your body what to do? An athlete I coach asked me a really important question: how we deal with pain in the context of the MentalWorks approach i.e. if the methods we’re training athlete’s in help block out the perception of pain, and redirect our focus away from it at times, how do we know when we should take action in response to certain pain and when to ignore it?…