About the author & the current pain science


I'm  Steven Blake

I often get asked about the science behind the work I do. I have been successfully helping people be free of pain for 11 years, their analysis not mine, based on their perception of pain at the start and end of one Pain Review Session (typically an hour for physical pain issues).   As little as 5 years ago I would have struggled to find the science behind what I had worked out myself with logic. Today however (2022) there is a wealth of scientific study that explains every aspect of what I do - but alas none that combine it in a cohesive strategy or that has concluded a way of getting the repeated outcomes that I consistently achieve. Nor do any of the scientists so far recognise they already have supplied the answer - if only they looked at their own work from a new perspective and analysed it better. You will note from the videos (below) of the top pain scientists, that they are all looking for the "cure" being a long and slow process that takes a lot of client education and client effort. With that restricted viewpoint that is the only type of answer they will eventually get, meanwhile people suffer! My methodology is mainly the first part of that, education about what chronic pain really is, an old, over protective, message. The second part the scientists miss, is that instead of just finding ways to mask the pain or trick the brain into reducing the pain message, why not simply work with the client to have them recognise that the pain message is unnecessary. Then it is simple to convince the brain to stop producing that old, unnecessary, nagging, pain, which can, and often results in, the instant outcome of being pain-free. Chronic pain is not only unnecessary but may mask the noticing of new, acute, protective pain messages in that same area. My conclusion is that old/chronic/nagging pain is actually not a sensible protective system, it actually works against the survival system by preventing "new" pain being noticed early and diagnosis sought.  My frustration is seeing such an obvious answer, which has worked for several thousand people, just being ignored or overlooked. Science often lags behind practice, due to the need for empirical results and the time and funding restrictions of finding ways to exclude all external variables from the testing process, which cannot simply be done when dealing with thought processes and automated brain processes that protect the body. Fortunately, I am free of those restrictions, and can focus on learning from each client, and only earning a living by doing that successfully and repeatedly.

I maintain that I can consistently repeat good outcomes, that is proof enough for me and the people I help. I won't stop at that, my mission is to help as many people as possible be free of chronic pain and to achieve that I am willing to work with any of the scientists to help them move towards a more successful outcome of finding their own solutions.

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"All pain is real and all pain is a calculation in the brain to assess what level of pain is needed to protect you. It works by annoying you until you take appropriate action towards safety. When there is no action you can take, then the pain is no longer a message protecting you. If the brain were forced to update why it sends out an unnecessary message then it would re-evaluate the need for the message and choose to dramatically reduce, or more often than not, stop sending out the message. This is no different to turning off a microphone, done in an instant. There is no need for a long "cure" that will be hard work. A "cure" isn't needed, just a reassessment of safety. Your brain will always do what is best for you based on all it knows, sometimes it just needs convincing that pain isn't the best option." Steven Blake 2022

The Science Videos

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Several of the world's best known pain scientists explain the latest in their knowledge and research.


Professor Lorimer Moseley

Pain, the brain and your amazing protectometer


Lissa Rankin, M.D.
Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves?


Dr. Tasha Stanton, Prof Lorimer Moseley, Dr. David Butler
Pain Scientists Answer Common Questions About Pain


Associate Professor Dr. David Butler
Treating Pain Using the Brain


Dr. Rachel Solotaroff
Pain Management: Chronic Pain 101


Professor Allan I. Basbaum

The Science of Pain


Elliot Krane M.D.
The mystery of chronic pain


Dr. Howard Schubiner
Explaining chronic pain


Daniel J. Clauw M.D.
Chronic Pain - Is it All in Their Head?

Dr. David Hanscom Spinal Surgeon
Mental & Physical Pain have the Same Physiology


Dr James Davies, PhD
Psychiatry & Big Pharma: Exposed