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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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The Ken Sema Interview

The Ken Sema interview could help many people who stammer Picture from the article by Adam Leventhal in The Atlantic ~ read here Professional footballer Ken Sema has accidentally raised people's consciousness of stammer by giving a normal post match interview. The...

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Depth and detail

Do you get the depth and detail from the questions you ask and the environment you create? The start Your style of welcome sets the scene. You try to create a comfortable and safe setting for the coming conversation and therapy/treatment. Every moment counts. How does...

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Chronic pain lived experience

chronic pain is a lived experience This is an important way to think about chronic pain. The person is living the experience of chronic pain. There is a quality to that experience: what is it like? What is it like to be you in this moment? We can only find out by...

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Chronic pain and Diet

Chronic pain and diet People often ask me whether their diet is important in their quest to overcome chronic pain. Yes, it’s very important.  However, here are several reasons.  What you feed your gut microbiome and when has an enormous impact on your health...

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New Encourager podcast episode

Encourager Podcast Guest: Charles Balcombe - creator & founder of Paind Charles Balcombe Charles has the no small mission of 'changing the face of chronic pain treatment'.  Listen to the Encourager podcast episode here. Why? Because Charles has his own story...

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Train strikes causing you disruption?

There's one thing that the Train strikes won't affect The train strikes don't affect our sessions together. We can do it online. The beauty of Pain Coaching. Do I like seeing you in person? Of course! But with an excellent alternative when there is a need, online...

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