Category Archives: talk therapy

Fibromyalgia: the mosaic of treatments

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom”, Bertrand Russell I believe that those of us with central sensitization, that is, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue , or to call it by another name -“post traumatic stress disorder”, all suffer from chronic … Continue reading

Posted in creative hobbies, exercise, Fibromyalgia, medical marijuana, mindfulness meditation, movement therapy, talk therapy, yoga | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Bessel Van Der Kolk, breathing, change the brain, Developmental Trauma Disorder, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and stored trauma memories, mild exercise, mindfulness meditation, talk therapy, touch | 12 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Treatment

“What I am looking for is not out there; it is in me”, Helen Keller The idea that fibromyalgia can be ‘cured’ through medications is erroneous. Drugs such as Neurontin or Lyrica can sometimes be effective to control the symptoms in some … Continue reading

Posted in body movement, diaphragmatic breathing, discipline, Fibromyalgia, Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Sharon Begley, Lyrica, meditation, neurontin, remap brain, shaking, shivering, talk therapy, The Mind and the Brain, touch therapy, trembling, unlearn | 7 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

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