Low back pain – yes you can recover!

Low back pain can be persistent and debilitating, affecting every aspect of an individual’s life. Unfortunately, as studies have shown, fear of the pain and everything to do with it, plus ruminating about it, can exacerbate it. {youtube}AynlEc9byRw{/youtube} The...

Championing innovative health practices

I am writing this on the train on my way back from a 2 day trip to London having attended a conference and run my monthly London SIRPA clinic. I am a bit weary, but as usual it has been a very satisfying trip which has again reinforced my passion for my work, which is...

Can you train your mind to be happy?

As you will know if you have been reading these newsletters, I decided to take up the #100happydays challenge a while ago and in fact just finished this week. The challenge is that each day for 100 days you take a picture of something that makes you happy and you post...

From agony to ecstasy in minutes!

7 years after coming across Dr John Sarno’s work, I continue to find the whole idea that pain is so often caused by our emotions, fascinating. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, something else comes along to cause me another surge of excitement, which is great,...

Pain in the brain?

The Brain’s involvement in pain is becoming better understood – but the mind is often still sidelined. I am writing this on the train coming back from London where I was attending a conference, titled ‘Pain in the Brain’. I was quite excited about what new research...