Health and Wellness Personal Development

The Secret Language of Pain

Inna Segal
Written by Inna Segal

Pain is defined in the dictionary as a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder, emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid, annoyance: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness.

People experience many different types of pain. I have spent many years teaching people how to heal uncover the secret language of their pain and heal themselves. My clients and workshop participants have often shared with me that they are far more capable of handling physical pain than mental or emotional pain. However, it does not matter what pain we are presented with, whether it be emotional distress, avoidance, depression, a broken heart or the loss of a loved one, there is an opportunity for transformation. This type of change is not always easy but it can be very enriching.


For many, their pain becomes a catalyst for change. Yet a majority of people would say that they prefer pleasure to pain. This means that when they feel good they often don’t have a lot of motivation to grow, question and explore.

I know countless people who read spiritual books or books on health when they are facing challenges and abandon them when they feel good. I am no exception, I would not have become involved in healing if I had not experienced excruciating back pain. I often say, ‘There was nowhere to go but within.’

No one could tell me what was going on and I knew that unless I found the answers within I would not be able to heal. I discovered that every experience was stored in my cellular memories and these experiences were either energising and healing or leaking energy and causing pain.


When I am teaching about the secret language of the body, I encourage people to listen to their bodies’ and discover what they can learn from each experience. Thus, life becomes richer and more whole. While sometimes Western Medicine, which can also be valuable, encourages us to blindly rely on tablets and someone else’s judgment to heal, intuitive healing allows our bodies’ own wisdom and intuitive ability to come forth. It encourages the body to heal naturally by releasing the dense energy which blocks connection.


What you see, hear, sense and experience either helps your body to connect and run smoother or to put the brakes on and create havoc. For example, a woman who keeps hearing that after 35 she is too old to have children will often create aging or degeneration of her ovaries. Someone who has a fear of what will happen in the future can create degeneration in their vision or hearing. If you think that someone you work with gives you headaches, you will eventually create headaches. Of course these examples are simple and obvious but the mind/body/spirit will give us what we keep affirming.

A Simple Exercise:

A simple exercise you can do is: write down in which areas you are experiencing pain or blockage. Then start to explore how this physical or emotional pain is connected to what you say, what you think, what you feel and what you believe.

Take Action:

Once you are aware of what is causing you pain, you can take action. You can either

  • Start to view this problem in a different way
  • Learn the lesson it offers
  • Take action to change it – changing thinking, behaviour, clearing energy, healing
  • Start communicating with your body differently

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About the author

Inna Segal

Inna Segal

Inna Segal is the award-winning best-selling author of The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness and The Secret of Life Wellness: The Essential Guide to Life’s Big Questions. She has also created The Secret Language of Colour Cards and Heal Yourself Reading Cards and many healing audio programs. Inna is an internationally recognized healer, professional speaker and author. 
Inna’s work is supported by medical doctors and natural health practitioners from virtually every modality. As a gifted healer and a pioneer in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness. She can “see” illness and blocks in a person’s body by intuitive means, explain what is occurring, and guide people through self-healing processes.
"Inna Segal is a true genius when it comes to looking at emotions, and her book 'The Secret Language of Your Body' is an amazing resource I use time and time again." ~Tyler Tolman is a world-renowned speaker, and one of the world’s leading authorities on natural health and longevity
"The Secret Language of your Body is thrilling and right on target! My hope is that people all over the planet will take this message of healing into their hearts and become vibrantly well!” ~Christiane Northrope M.D – Bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s wisdom 
"…an inspiring guide for learning to communicate effectively with our own bodies." ~Brandon Bays, Bestselling author of The Journey 
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