Category Archives: neuroplasticity

Letting go: How to live with Fibromyalgia

” To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit”, Jack Kornfield In the newspaper today there is an editorial written by Jane Brody … Continue reading

Posted in CBT, Fibromyalgia, Lady Gaga, letting go, Logosynthesis, mindfulness meditation, neuroplasticity | 2 Comments

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

Posted in chronic pain, Dr.Koven, Fibromyalgia, itching, narrative therapy, neuroplasticity, writing as therapy | 11 Comments

Fibromyalgia and the roller coaster of emotions

” You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face”, Eleanor Roosevelt In my view fibromyalgia is precipitated by the emotions of anxiety/fear which began perhaps in utero, but … Continue reading

Posted in adiemusfree, Carolyn Gimian and fear, Dr. Norman Doidge, fear and anxiety in fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia, florence nightingale, hypervigilance in fibromyalgia, Mindful magazine, neuroplasticity, nurses and fibromyalgia, PTSD in the military, walking meditation and fibromyalgia | 12 Comments

Fibromyalgia and the brain

“Your brain is the command center of your body”, Daniel G.Amen There are about 100 billion neurons within the nervous system ; the neuron is the basic working unit of the human brain. Just imagine that! All these little neurons (cells within the … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance and commitment psychotherapy, Dr. Daniel G. Amen, Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn, Fibromyalgia, kirkstrosahl, mindfulness meditation, neurons, neuroplasticity | 4 Comments

Fibromyalgia and over-exercising: no focused attention

“Besides focused attention, other factors that enhance neuroplasticity include aerobic exercise, novelty and emotional arousal”, Daniel J. Siegal I have been absent from writing on his site for over two months because I did not practice what I preach. While … Continue reading

Posted in adiemusfree, body scan, bursitis, buttock pain, cortisone, exercise, Fibromyalgia, Hanna Somatic, hip pain, leg pain, neuroplasticity, pandiculation, somatics, treadmill | 6 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Aging

“Life has got to be lived-that’s all there is to it. At seventy, I would say that advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that “this,too, shall pass!”, Eleanor Roosevelt In my book I write about the … Continue reading

Posted in 40 year olds, 50 year olds, brain changes, brain scans, eleanor roosevelt, fatigue and aches, Fibromyalgia, highly sensitive persons, menopause, neuroplasticity, old age and memory, older women, pain, personality types, pessimism, responses to crises, senior citizen, surgery, thanksgiving | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Anil Kuchinad, art therapists, brain fog, brain rewiring, breathing, Buddha's Brain, changing the brain, chiropractors, chronic pain, creativity, deficits, discipline, emotional distress, Fibromyalgia, Globe and Mail newspaper, loss of gray matter in brains of FMS people, massage therapists, meditation, movement, neuroplasticity, neuroscientists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, premature aging of the brain, psychologists, sensory processing, Shambhala Sun, The Journal of Neuroscience, training the brain, yoga journal | 2 Comments

Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and the anxiety-prone brain

” The tenuousness of modern life can make anyone feel overwrought”, Robin Marantz Henig An article in the NewYork Times Magazine, October 4, 2009 by Robin Marantz Henig, entitled Understanding the Anxious Mind has led me to speculate about the anxious, highly … Continue reading

Posted in amygdala, anxiety and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, hypervigilance, jerome kagan, nathan fox, nature vs nurture, neuroplasticity, new york times magazine, peter levine, remapping the brain, robin marantz henig | 13 Comments

Fibromyalgia, ‘goodism’, self-sacrifice,”giving yourself away”

“Self development is a higher duty than self sacrifice”, Elizabeth Stanton As I read more and more about brain mapping and how to change the pain mappings in my brain I am reminded about how intensely I wrote in my … Continue reading

Posted in allmothering, brain mapping, CBC video, David Suzuki, dis-ease, Dr. Norma Doidge, Dr.James Rochelle, Dr.Peter Levine, emotional trauma, empath, fear, Fibromyalgia, florence nightingale, goodism, group gatherings, neuroplasticity, neuroscience, psychonuerologists, root cause of fibromyalgia, self sacrificing, self-regulation therapy, sensory input, talk therapy, The Brain that Changes Itself, The Naute of Things, ultra-sensitive person, unconscious brain, Waking the Tiger Healing Trauma | 8 Comments