Category Archives: breathing

Fibromyalgia: The body holding on to past trauma

“The traumatic moment becomes encoded in an abnormal form of memory,  which breaks spontaneously into consciousness, both as flashbacks during waking states and as traumatic nightmares during sleep”, Judith Lewis Herman Trapped in our psyche, past traumas wind themselves into … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia: Living in high alert

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are”, Anaïs Nin One of the common sayings in Mindfulness Meditation is that thoughts are not facts. In the chronic pain clinics we are told that hurt does … Continue reading

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Changing the brain/Rewiring the brain/Training the brain: Managing fibromyalgia

“Every man (sic) can, if he so desires, become the sculptor of his own brain”, Santiago Ramon Cajal I have before me books, newspaper clippings, magazines that speak to the phenomenal advances that are occurring in the area of brain … Continue reading

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