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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...

Turnaround exercise for self-induced stress

Turnaround exercise for self-induced stress

I often liken the SIRPA approach to helping people resolve persistent health problems with my own personal development journey.  As you will know if you have read my book, I resolved my own (numerous) recurring health problems many years ago now, after coming across...

Alon – back pain, surgery & returning to sport

Be true (and kind) to yourself, the pain is only a diversion! Since childhood I was always involved in at least one sport or another. I was a hyperactive child who needed to expend large amounts of energy, something that continues until the present day. I turned 50 in...

Learning to handle real life Mother-in-Law stress!

Learning to handle real life Mother-in-Law stress!

As a Physiotherapist, coming across the concept that chronic pain and other persistent conditions were psychophysiological, or stress-induced, was not as big a surprise as you would expect because I had been questioning things for so long. In fact it was an epiphany...

Hayley – elite runner

Hayley – elite runner

Experience with TMS: my perspective as an elite athlete My first major experience with TMS was in February 2015; I was training for the London Marathon and everything was going well with my running. I had just run a half marathon personal best and had some promising...

Why you may not have found journaling helpful

Why you may not have found journaling helpful

There are numerous studies showing that Therapeutic Journaling can be effective in boosting health and wellbeing, from improving Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis to reducing visits to the Doctor and lowering rumination and depressive symptoms. Because it is such a...

‘Jane Doe’ – Pelvic and Back pain

My life today could not be more different than when I first met Georgie and started the online SIRPA programme in November 2013. At that time, I struggled with moderate-severe chronic pain (pelvic and lower back) on a daily basis and was living my life in a very...