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Can Women’s Circles Rewire the Brain for Health and Happiness?

My journey with brain retraining began several years ago, in my own recovery from CFS/ME… Around that time Ashok Gupta developed the program to help people recover from ME/CFS/FMS/MCS and other related conditions by retraining the amygdala- a small pea-sized structure in the centre of the brain, associated with fear. I realized I’d essentially retrained …

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My Visit To My Family…Loads of Ups, A Down And A Recovery

At the beginning of April 2019 I traveled to London to stay in my son and his partner’s new house. Previously I had stayed in a hotel as they lived in a small but lovely flat. I set off from home at 10:30 am and arrived in London at 4:00 pm. Tired and a bit …

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Spring/Autumn Equinox

Depending whether you are in the Northern or Southern hemisphere, the period over the months we call March and April are when our Spring or Autumn begin to happen. Since ancient times people have recognized both Spring and Autumn Equinox as being special times (as well as the 2 Solstices. So, historically these times have …

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Coming Up For AIR

Coming Up For AIR This phrase stuck in my mind after Ashok used the acronym AIR for Amygdala Insula Retraining. Which made me start musing about coming up for AIR. When I was younger I used to do a lot of swimming: my preferred style was breaststroke or butterfly stroke. I also loved swimming underwater …

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Hope’s Metamorphosis: An Inspiring Miracle

Hope’s Metamorphosis: An Inspiring Miracle This is a close photographic look at a Monarch Chrysalis developing, and finally emerging, as a beautiful butterfly! It is also a bit of a meditation, or reflection: a comparison of the process of insect metamorphosis to the process of healing through chronic illness. Included with the photos are some …

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Dips Are Signposts To Success

I hope that you are gently able to put the tools into practice with commitment. Because repetition and perseverance really do work with this Program, especially during any dips that you may have. Helping you recover from this condition is my life’s quest, it is my passion. And it brings me so much joy and …

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How Chronic Illness Starts In The Brain

The insula and the amygdala are two parts of the brain which may be involved in over-triggering this hyper defense response, which then goes on to cause all of the symptoms. Now of course, the whole brain is involved in triggering the defense system, but it could be that the core conditioning, that core learning …

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No Matter How Strong The Forces Around You, Sway Like The Willow Tree

This video will remind anyone who’s listened to the Surrender meditation where Ashok mentions the willows swaying in the wind, as a reminder to allow, accept and go with the flow. In this video, the willows were swaying beneath almost gale force gusts of wind, which made it difficult for me to stand up! So …

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