Are your words stopping you from healing?
WORDS can be SO powerful. And yet we throw them around every day without too much thought. Thoughts, conversations, texts... there's a constant dialogue going on in and around us that can be like little grenades going off all over the place! And, guess what? Grenades = Fear = Pain Is it time to decommission […]Continue reading
The Root Cause of Chronic Pain
All pain has a purpose. Yes, it makes us irritable and scared and sometimes downright miserable. But what's it's real purpose? It's higher purpose? Acute Pain This serves to tell us about damage or potential damage to our bodies. It's a call to action. So if we cut ourselves or break a bone we feel […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Mindfulness Meditation, Stress and your Health
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 […]Continue reading
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.Continue reading
When Biology meets Quantum Physics…
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 […]Continue reading
Causes of Stress
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.Continue reading
Chronic Stress and your Health
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 harm The Fight or Flight Response, or […]Continue reading