Healing chronic pain through brain retraining

Chronic pain – often called Fibromyalgia – is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. Unlike acute pain, which is a temporary response to an injury or illness, chronic pain persists for months or even years. While chronic pain is often triggered by injury, stress, trauma or illness, recent research has shown that …

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Neuroplasticity and health: how changing your brain can change your life

Neuroplasticity – the brain’s innate ability to change and adapt – is currently a hot topic in neuroscience because it opens up many avenues for treating chronic conditions. This means that the brain is not a static organ, but rather a dynamic and flexible one that can be reshaped through experience and training. By understanding …

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Self care when you have a chronic condition 

What is self care?  Self-care is the act of taking responsibility for your own well-being. It is particularly important to make time for self-care if you have a chronic condition as it can help to prevent symptoms from getting worse. Self-care is more than just taking a bubble bath, it means deliberate and proactive steps …

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How the autonomic nervous system plays a part in healing

What is the autonomic nervous system The autonomic nervous system is a complex network of nerves that controls our body’s automatic functions, such as breathing, heart rate, digestion, and more. It’s responsible for regulating the things we don’t have to think about, like our heart rate going up when we exercise or our pupils dilating …

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Everything you need to know about panic attacks

Panic attacks are a common mental health condition, experienced by almost everyone at some point in their lifetime. Often accompanied by anxiety, they can be extremely debilitating. But with the right therapy, they are reversible. Let’s take a look at the causes, symptoms and available treatment options. What is a panic attack? A panic attack …

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The Perfectionist: A Fantasy We Just Can’t Let Go Of?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of Perfection is, “the quality or state of being perfect, such as: freedom from fault or defect; flawlessness; maturity; the quality or state of being saintly”.   Wow, the state of being ‘saintly’. The perfectionist part of us is asking for quite a lot huh?! No wonder that part may be …

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