All Blocked Up? Here’s What NOT To Do About It

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

Here in Peru, at least in our house, we have a metal strainer over the kitchen sink.

The idea is…

Stop food from going down the drain to prevent blocked pipes.

Most of the time, it works.

We wash the dishes, soapy water goes down the drain and food gets caught in the strainer.

But sometimes, food gets through and the pipe gets blocked.

That means that we have to call the house manager Juberth in to clean the pipes.

Simple, right?

Well, it got me thinking.

It’s a good metaphor for the powerful, new approach to healing that Rageheart teaches.

Here’s what I mean:

In life, shit happens.

We grow up with parents who aren’t perfect…

…encounter bullies at school (students AND teachers)…

…end up with jobs that don’t fulfil us…

…and so much more.

This generates emotions, feelings, thoughts and sensations.

Fear, doubt, anger, sadness, pain and so on.


The problem is…

These things get stuck in our system.

We carry fear and anger from our childhood.

Sadness and pain.

Limiting beliefs, imposter syndrome and dysfunctional coping strategies.

That’s why we get triggered and caught in patterns that don’t serve us.

The question is…


Well, to return to our blocked kitchen pipes metaphor, the reason these things get stuck is because we’re not actually cleaning the pipes.

When most people try to deal with or work through fear, doubt and anger, they often use tools like:

  • Meditation
  • Gratitude
  • Journaling

But these things are about the mind.

In meditation, we learn to silence the mind.

With gratitude, we think about what we’re grateful for (and hopefully distract ourselves from the thoughts and feelings that bother us).

When we journal, we figure out what we think about something.

But when it comes to blocked pipes in your kitchen sink (or your body), having no thoughts (or more positive thoughts) about it doesn’t fix the problem.

Your mind can be as quiet as a rock… but the blocked pipes will remain.

You can also think about how grateful you are to have a sink… but will it fix the blocked pipe?


Nor will writing about it in your journal.

The fact is…

If you want to clear the blocked pipes, you have to actually CLEAN the pipes.

That is…

You have to get all the stuff that’s blocking the pipes – OUT of the pipes.

That’s where Rageheart comes in.

Rageheart is based on the cutting-edge science of the nervous system… and focuses on the body as much (if not more) than the mind.

It uses specific techniques to get you into your body so you start to move old survival stress like anger, fear, doubt and so on.

Instead of thinking about it or simply trying to clear your mind, you discover how to actually get in touch with these feelings and create space for them to come up and out of you…

…clearing the pipes and fixing your kitchen sink (ie. your body, mind and nervous system).

It’s flips the traditional mental health model on its head… and in my experience, it works better than anything else out there.

Anyway, if you want to try it out, the first thing to do is to look around and feel the ground.

That’s where it all begins.

If you want to go deeper, sign up to Rageheart here: 


Tomorrow, we’ll dive deeper into this powerful, new approach to healing and personal growth… starting with how humans have evolved to respond to threats over millions of years…

…because THAT is the key to clearing your pipes, dealing with your shit and remembering who you are.


John Wood

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