You’ve probably heard of someone who’s suffered from chronic pain, gone to doctors, ran all the tests necessary, and surprisingly, none of the doctors could actually diagnose the problem. 

Andrew Hahn, Founder of Life Centered Therapy, joins today’s episode to explain how chronic pain, limiting beliefs, and even addictions are not physical in nature, but energetic. 

Hahn is a licensed clinical psychologist who received his A.B. Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies/Psychology from Harvard University and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University.  He is certified by Helen Palmer to teach the Enneagram and has also been a faculty member in the graduate Counseling Programs at Lesley University and Northeastern University. 

On this episode, Andrew talks about regressions, past lives, and changing our internalized narrative. He shares how our symptoms and suffering are an invitation for awareness, integrations, and mastery of experiences that we have yet been unable to handle.

Part of the conversation covers how every kind of suffering is something that couldn’t be handled and taken in stride. Whether you call it chronic pain, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, depression, anxiety, addiction, bad relationships – it’s something that couldn’t be handled and integrated. Trauma is subjective. It’s something that can’t be handled. And so, people need to be free of their reactivity. 

Every symptom you have is, on the surface, awful – but on a soul level, it’s a clue to what it is that couldn’t be handled and integrated. That includes addiction. 

In order to heal, one has to master what couldn’t be handled and integrated and then change his or her narrative. Once you’ve conquered that, you transcend it. Then you’re not in that piece of suffering anymore.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The beginnings of Life Centered Therapy
  • The concept of pain and where it’s coming from
  • Healing from pain and trauma through a shift of perspective
  • Understanding your story of betrayal
  • How changing your narrative leads to growth and healing
  • The reason for chronic pain that can’t be explained even by doctors
  • The positive emotional charge behind addiction as well as anticipatory fears

Key Quotes:

[11:10] – “Everything you suffer about is something that couldn’t be handled and taken in stride. “

[11:42] – “Trauma is subjective. It’s just simply something that can’t be handled.”

[13:02] – “What is healing? – mastering what couldn’t be handled and integrated.”

[14:12] – “The shift is from being identified with the one who is traumatized to identifying with the one who is holding or hosting or witnessing the one who is traumatized, which is who we really are.”

[24:28] – “Every discomfort is a narrative that couldn’t be handled, and anything you can’t handle has an exact associated discomfort, becomes the discomfort, and the world’s changed.”

[26:09] – “”Find what you’re suffering about. Drop, whatever you think it is. Scan your body. Find the sensation. Bring all your awareness to such a degree there that you become that sensation from the inside-out.”

[37:30] – “The thing you think is an accident and fate, you unconsciously create without awareness because that sensation acts like a magnet.”

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