Day 6: Type A Personalities and Pain
Today Jon talks with Dr. Rick Scott about Type A personality characteristics, their childhood origins, and the consequences of avoiding difficult emotions.
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Jon talks with Dr. Rick Scott; topics covered include:
The origins of the Type A personality
Key Type A personality characteristics
The consequences of avoiding difficult emotions
Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to do “negative writing” – Just write down all of the negative thoughts you have that cause you anxiety, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper
Questions for your journal (write in your journal, which you will keep):
How would you describe the personalities of your parents, and how are you similar?
Do (or did) your parents suffer from pain? Are there any similarities in comparing your experience to theirs?
On a 1-10 scale (10 being worst) how would you rate your pain today?
- Day 0: Setting Up for Success
- Day 1: Your "Old Back Story"
- Day 2: Understanding ESR
- Day 3: Deep Breathing
- Day 4: Wisdom from a Spine Surgeon
- Day 5: How We Get Programmed for Pain
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