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The Importance of Silence

The Importance of Silence

These days most of us live such hectic, busy lives with very little time spent without some form of distraction from how we really feel.  Even in childhood it’s become common for children to have numerous after-school activities and many have parents who are...

Pain Recovery: When is it OK to just be OK?

Pain Recovery: When is it OK to just be OK?

I started the SIRPA program with Georgie Oldfield a few months ago when I was experiencing recurrent shoulder pain which resulted in early awakening. Many of the concepts were familiar to me as I had encountered similar ideas as I am a practising hypnotherapist and...

Physiotherapy Pain Association study day 2018

Physiotherapy Pain Association study day 2018

A few months ago I was contacted by Diarmuid Denneny MCSP on behalf of the UK’s Physiotherapy Pain Association to see if I would speak at their annual study day, which was held in London on Friday 27th January 2018.  Having only been in touch via email it was great to...

The Role of Emotions in Chronic Pain

The Role of Emotions in Chronic Pain

Last October I attended the SIRPA conference - “The role of emotions in chronic pain”.  I’ve blogged about the work of SIRPA before and you can find that information in this previous blog  Chronic pain is a massive problem globally and we are seeing huge increases in...

The whispers of our mind!

The whispers of our mind!

A number of people I meet who have regained their lives once they recognised that their symptoms were stress-induced tell me that they are about 95% better.  This is because they occasionally experience a ‘relapse’ or another symptom pops up.  When speaking with them...

Have you recovered from your symptoms or are you 95% recovered?

Have you recovered from your symptoms or are you 95% recovered?

Since coming across Dr John Sarno’s work on TMS and meeting him in 2007, his theory that chronic pain and other persistent symptoms are manifestations of unresolved emotions, has been demonstrated to me hundreds of times both in myself and my clients.  Unresolved...