How often do you stop yourself from doing things because you think you’re not good enough? That you won’t do it well enough? That you’re not clever enough? Strong enough? Interesting enough? Thin enough? Funny enough? Pretty enough? Brave enough? That there’s no point trying because it won’t be as good as someone else’s effort, […]
Life is full of upsets. Every day something will happen that disappoints, angers or scares us. What do we do when things upset us? We are masters of avoidance. More often than not we push it down inside, pretend it doesn’t matter, lock it away and get on with life. While this works for a […]
So we all know that stress is bad for us and that research now shows strong links between chronic physical and emotional stress and poor health. You can read more about this in Chronic Stress and your Health But what can we do about it? The obvious thing is to avoid or get rid of […]
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.
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 something has happened to their bodies, such as happens with sham surgery – it often feels like it has.It […]
This is a little extra blog in honour of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Awareness Month.
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 to remove the boot. Once the boot was removed it became clear that the nail had completely missed his foot and had gone […]
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 health issues may be caused by chronic stress. However, ‘stress’ covers a much broader range of experiences than this.
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 one of the survival mechanisms designed to keep us safe that is actually doing us harmThe Fight or Flight Response, or Stress Response. The […]