Chronic Pain – what do we really know?

This blog post is dedicated to Dr John Sarno 23/06/1923 – 22/06/2017 – the pioneer of mind-body medicine. I, along with my fellow mind-body workers, will continue to strive to realise his vision of the acceptance of mind-body theories by mainstream medicine. Everybody has experienced pain at some time or another. Some have it only […]

When Biology meets Quantum Physics…

The Power of Thought There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so ~ Shakespeare Evidence of Placebo and Nocebo Effects show our thoughts have strong interactions with our bodies. When people expect something to happen to their bodies, such as side effects of medication – it often does. If people believe […]

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Awareness Month

This is a little extra blog in honour of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Awareness Month. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The Tide is Turning… We all have off days, days when we haven't got the energy to face the world. But imagine having this every day? For the 250,000 chronic fatigue sufferers in the UK, […]

Placebo and Nocebo Effect

Can You Think Yourself Healthy? “If you believe you can or if you believe you can’t . . . you’re right.” Henry Ford A UK construction worker stepped on a nail. It went right through his boot and came out the other side. The pain was excruciating to the point where he needed morphine just […]

Causes of Stress

And its many faces “You cannot stop the waves … but you can learn to surf” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn Most people only connect the term ‘stress’ with the nervous tension felt when we have too much to do. This is why I often hear the cry of “But I’m not stressed!” when I mention that […]

Chronic Stress and your Health

How your Mind is Making you SICK “The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance” ~ Nathaniel Branden Its been proven time and time again that our minds and emotions are able to create changes in our bodies that can result in poor health. But how is this possible? Ironically, it’s […]

Mind Body Connections

Welcome to 2017 – a brand new year with a brand new blog! I always get excited at the start of the year. A fresh, new year lying ahead of us just brimming with possibilities to turn into whatever we desire. Where will it take us? What will we achieve? I have many, many plans […]