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Understand and overcome your chronic pain, the book

Out now Just over two years ago I sat in a small hut for three days. It was my writing space to get the book started. I had been writing bits and pieces, but progress was slow until I isolated myself from distractions. The content was straightforward in many ways...

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pain awareness month ~ 5 insights

September is pain awareness month Pain awareness month. You may have seen posts on social media. Great, but we need pain awareness every day. Most people don't know that pain is the number one global health burden. Many other conditions are regularly highlighted in...

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Ultramarathons ~ smiling at the hills

24 ultramarathons in 24 months ~ learnings for day-to-day living Seeking truths via scientific inquiry is familiar in our society and culture. Consider the priority given to maths and sciences over creativity and arts in education -- an huge oversight of course, as we...

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Understand & overcome your chronic pain ~ the book

Chronic pain Book update 'Understand and overcome your chronic pain' Only a few months before the release date, December 1. The final manuscript is with the production team right now. Getting some wonderful feedback from early readers. The main purpose is that the...

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Book release date announced

understand & overcome your chronic pain - book release date announced I am delighted to share the book release date as December 1st. Pre-orders can be made here to get your copy. I believe there is a discount at the moment -- I have a generous editor 😊. This has...

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Dystonia and FND, my other hat

How I got into helping people with dystonia and FND It started some years ago with a conversation. I was introduced to consultant neurologist, Dr Marie-Helene Marion and we got chatting. Marie-Helene is a neurologist of vast experience, very well known for her work...

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Humanitarian work in Gaza – Part 2

Teaching and training chronic pain in gaza ~ Humanitarian mission Teaching about chronic pain has its challenges, which is partly why I love doing it. Helping clinicians learn and grow so that they can help patients -- a knock on effect. It’s these challenges that are...

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Insights

Insights are key for understanding, managing and overcoming chronic pain. Why? How? We know that expectations, past experiences and beliefs are playing a role in shaping the likelihood of feeling pain in a given situation and the pain experience itself. Part of the...

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Chronic pain is a specialist field

Finding the right person to help you understand, manage and overcome your pain can be tricky. Chronic pain is a specialist field just like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. If you are suffering chronic pain and it's impact on your life, you need to work with a...

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Thoughts on fibromyalgia

Increasing recognition My thoughts on fibromyalgia are much more optimistic these days. This is in part due to its increasing recognition in society and healthcare. We are not there yet. But there has certainly been progress, partly because of Long Covid as recently...

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