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Why does exercise cause me pain?

Why does exercise cause me pain?

Why does exercise cause me pain if I don’t have a physical injury?⁠ Exercise triggers mindbody pain for two reasons:⁠ Because it's a conditioned response, or because it’s triggering some unconscious emotional response or conflict⁠. Or it could be a combination of the...

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LGBTQ+ ISSUES AND CHRONIC PAIN

LGBTQ+ ISSUES AND CHRONIC PAIN

I was recently asked to do an interview with Lin Health about my own experiences with chronic pain, and why I became a mindbody coach. LGBTQ+ Experiences and Chronic Symptoms In the interview I talk about the connection between the challenges faced by people who...

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Control is an Illusion

Control is an Illusion

Hands up if you like to be in control?  As a recovering control freak, you are my people 😅⁠⁠The need to control people and situations is a common personality trait in people with chronic pain. And this is a trauma response, because we have acquired the false belief...

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What you Resist Persists

What you Resist Persists

“Why do I resist journalling/meditation when I know it’s good for me?” Resistance is normal. I've been doing this work for over a year now, and I still resist. Resistance happens because we know that when we journal difficult stuff often comes up. Our default has...

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Feeling safe enough to feel

Feeling safe enough to feel

“I want to go deep in my journalling, but I can’t feel any emotion. Help!” If this is true for you, stop, breathe and reassure yourself that it’s okay. You’re not getting it wrong. Even if your conscious mind is desperate to get on with feeling and healing, your...

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I am Enough

I am Enough

Conditions of worth and limiting beliefsRepeat after me… I AM ENOUGH! Say it with feeling, even if part of you is still unsure whether it’s true or not. Say it out loud to yourself until you start to believe it. Then keep saying it every day until you feel it in your...

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MINDBODY HEALING IS A BUFFET

MINDBODY HEALING IS A BUFFET

Mindbody healing isn't a set menu. It's a buffet! In the mindbody forums online, I often see people who are new to this work wanting to know exactly what others have done to heal. Particularly if they find someone who had similar symptoms to them, they want to know...

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chronic pain is due to chronic stress

chronic pain is due to chronic stress

Pain that sticks around or keeps recurring is almost always a mindbody issue. My physio couldn’t explain why my shoulder persisted for months after what was thought to be a minor injury. I did all the exercises diligently, but the pain only got worse. Then it started...

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internal Stress, Personality Traits and Self-compassion

internal Stress, Personality Traits and Self-compassion

How are you talking to yourself? We get so used to our negative patterns of thought and self-talk, that we are often unaware of how much internal stress we are piling on ourselves. Certain personality traits can make us more vulnerable to internal stress If you have a...

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Pain is Created by the Brain

Pain is Created by the Brain

All pain is real! But all pain is also an output of the brain. The brain filters all incoming information and decides how to respond to it.Pain occurs when the brain believes we need to protect our body tissues, but the brain isn’t always right. Sometimes the incoming...

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