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Controlling your Catastrophizer

Controlling your Catastrophizer

Suffering equals pain x resistance A few years ago, a good friend, let’s call her Leia, started on a journey of pain and suffering. It didn’t go away. She went from physiotherapists  to doctors, back to physios and back to her general practitioner. Over 2 months,...
Meditation: the Art and Practice

Meditation: the Art and Practice

Meditation is a practice. One that is done regularly, with the intention of calming the mind, creating focus and building resilience. Life throws you ups and downs, and challenges that will test you. For instance, pain, physical or emotional; conflict with loved ones;...
The Pain of Sleep Debt

The Pain of Sleep Debt

Sleep has a huge impact on our experience of pain, more so than we thought. There is pain to sleep debt. This article will unpack the science behind it and what you can do to help reduce your pain by improving your sleep. Let’s set the scene Your alarm goes off...
Chronic Fatigue, Pain and Motivation

Chronic Fatigue, Pain and Motivation

64% of people who have chronic widespread pain also experience long-lasting fatigue (Creavin et al., 2010) In a recent topical review of pain (van Damme, Becker and Van Der Linden, 2018), it was highlighted that 64% of people who have chronic widespread pain also...