Category Archives: chronic pain

Hypnosis for Fibromyalgia

“With hypnosis, we can help people modulate perceptions in ways that are therapeutically helpful”, David Spiegel For those of us with chronic pain and/or a myriad of other distressing physical and psychological conditions the practice of ‘changing our brains’  through … Continue reading

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Writing about Fibromyalgia: The psychological and physiological effects

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”, Maya Angelou A very interesting interview awhile ago on CBC Radio with Michael Enright as host. Dr. Suzanne Koven, who is a Massachusetts  General Hospital Writer-in Residence and a primary … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia: Leg/Foot Pain-Neuropathy?

“What you resist, persists”, C.G.Yung I have brought on another pain attack- again! I have overdone it with social situations that have caused anxiety and resulted in overstimulation! This time the pain in my left foot is excruciating. The reason? … 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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