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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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My book update

Where am I? What's the purpose of the book? The development editor has the manuscript. Feedback coming soon... eek! I am still having new ideas. That won't stop. The creative process. Finding ways to help people understand their pain to develop a practice that eases...

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Chronic pain at Christmas: 5 tips to maximise joy

Christmas is a challenging time for many people. It is especially difficult if you are suffering chronic pain because of the busyness of the time of year, expectations, emotions and cold weather to name a few. What can you do? Here are some ideas that I share with the...

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Humanitarian work in Gaza

Mission: chronic pain ~ Part 1 Richmond teaching in Gaza Saying yes In September I travelled to Gaza to deliver teaching and training on chronic pain. The mission was organised by Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). On being asked, my initial reaction was excitement....

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What’s on your radar?

What do you notice often? What’s on your radar? We see a world that we expect to see based on our beliefs and prior experiences. Many notable experiences of pain can result in an expectation of pain in similar circumstances. This is characteristic of chronic pain....

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Vulvodynia story

in her own words I’ve been suffering from vulvodynia, the almost constant burning and/or knife sharp pain in the vulva, for as long as I can remember. As the case with many conditions that only affects women, very little is known about vulvodynia and even though more...

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worried about long covid?

Photo by Adam Nieścioruk Long Covid definitely needs our attention. There are a significant number of people suffering persistent symptoms following the resolution of the acute phase. Perhaps in the region of 100 million cases worldwide (Chen et al., 2021). This is...

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