Category Archives: catastrophic thinking

The causes of fibromyalgia

  “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom”, SØREN  KIEGKEGAARD People have wounds and challenges we cannot see. This is why fibromyalgia is an invisible dis-ease of the central nervous system. Fibromyalgia will occur in specific personality types:

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Harnessing your fibromyalgia anxiety with mindfulness meditation

“Breathe and let be”, Jon Kabat-Zinn Within the last two decades the concept of mindfulness meditation has been adopted by schools, hospitals, businesses, police and even the military. Those who teach/mentor MM to people in the huge business of organized sport, the … 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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Fibromyalgia and Panic Attacks: Cognitive and Somatic Sensitization

“If you are experiencing strange symptoms that no one seems to be able to explain, they could be arising from a traumatic reaction to a past event that you may not even remember”, Peter A. Levine Two words that are … Continue reading

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