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Post Pandemic Paranoia?
Photo by Nandhu Kumar on Pexels.com Maybe paranoia is too strong of a word. As we continue to emerge from the seclusion of the past 15 months, many of us may be feeling a bit tender. Navigating a post pandemic world, can feel overwhelming. For those of us who struggle with anxiety or depression, we … Continue reading Post Pandemic Paranoia?
Don’t let hypnosis scare you off!
Photo by C Technical on Pexels.com 3 years ago, I knew very little about hypnosis. To me, hypnosis was some creepy old guy making people bawk like a chicken! The idea of hypnosis scared and baffled me. Then one day out of desperation, I made an appointment with a hypnotist friend of mine. I experienced … Continue reading Don’t let hypnosis scare you off!
Is there any hope for chronic pain?
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Pain often signifies when something is wrong in our bodies. But, sometimes even when there is no structural abnormality or injury, our pain persists. Sometimes our brains begin to send out even more pain signals, causing our nervous systems to go into overdrive. Hypnosis can help with that! It's … Continue reading Is there any hope for chronic pain?
Trauma and it’s role in chronic pain
Trauma changes our brains. It often pushes us into a fight or flight mode, which can not only affect our mental health, it can manifest itself by creating chronic pain. Pain is generated in the brain. Since our brains can be re-trained (neuroplasticity) we have the power to decrease our pain. Let me show you … Continue reading Trauma and it’s role in chronic pain
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My entire life was wrapped around my chronic pain.
25 years ago at the age of 23, I was finally diagnosed with chronic migraine. Over the years my daily pain continued to get worse. My list of diagnoses grew. I was miserable. I went from working full time, to staying home on social security disability. My pain was so out of control that I … Continue reading My entire life was wrapped around my chronic pain.