When we are in a power over relationship, there is an assumption that someone else knows more, knows better, or has all the answers and we must do what that person says. It is evident in the culture we live in, where we defer to medical experts for help.
Clients tend to come to me when their pain is so severe when their pain is the equivalent to a red light. Their issues have expanded from physical pain to all sorts of other issues, but if they knew how to recognize the yellow lights, it wouldn’t need to get to this point.
The concept of DIMs and SIMs comes from the work of David Butler and Lorimer Moseley from the NOI institute and is a remarkable concept for understanding pain and other symptoms, and even our emotional responses to pain.