Lady Gaga’s pain gives hope

Lady Gaga’s Pain a message of hope Lady Gaga’s recent disclosure that she suffers from PTSD and chronic pain highlights a set of problems that affects more than 1 in 10 women, many of whom never get treatment.  Pain associated with PTSD often goes unreported and...

Eight things you can do right now to start feeling better

Eight things you can do right now to start feeling better.   Learning how to feel better requires knowing how to harness the abilities of your brain; your brain enables you to both feel pain and to not feel pain. Neuroscientists have discovered that the best way to...

What is EMDR and How Can It Help You to Feel Better?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) started out as a treatment for post traumatic stress disorder, in the early 1990’s. As the name suggests, a unique feature of this treatment is the use of exposure combined with eye movements to transform painful...

The Eight Most Unhelpful Myths About Chronic Pain

1. Pain always means there’s something wrong. Pain has traditionally been considered to be a ‘signal’ of physical injury. This warning type of pain is called acute pain. Chronic pain refers to pain that continues after the normal healing time, or when the injury...

Ten Steps To Overcoming Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a serious problem but is often made worse by misinformation, negative attitudes and beliefs, outdated ideas, negative emotions. It is recognised that chronic pain is often mismanaged, not because we lack adequate treatments, but because of fear and...

Ten Tips For Communicating With A Person Suffering From Chronic Pain

People with chronic pain communicate differently to well people. Tired, irritable and withdrawn, they are often reluctant or unable to talk about their feelings. Or they may talk in a kind of ‘code’ and tell you they feel fine when they are really hurting. Sometimes...