Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Kristin Neff is the author of “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.” She is currently an Associate Professor in Human Development at the University of Texas, Austin. In addition to this, Dr Neff has conducted pioneering research on the Buddhist principle of self-compassion, and developed an 8-week program to teach self-compassion skills. Kristin also […]

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Hidden Pain Zones and Chronic Pain Treatment

I once watched this great social experiment done by the magician Derren Brown. He took some British celebrities and put them in a room with a collection of toys, bouncy balls and funny wigs. On the wall was an electronic scoreboard. He told them: “The door out of here is locked. But if you can […]

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The Art of Rewiring Your Body for Comfort

Almost all the people I see in my chronic pain clinic have one problem that’s overshadowing all the others: over time, their bodies have become wired for pain. What is the wiring in your body? If you think about your house, running through the walls are the electrical wires. You flick switches and lights turn […]

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How to Treat Neck Trigger Points for Pain Relief

If you have neck pain and stiffness which isn’t going away, it’s highly likely you have neck trigger points. These are a common cause of pain that’s often missed. How common? Around 50% of people will have an episode of significant neck pain during their lifetime, and it can really affect your quality of life. Treating […]

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Finding & Treating Lower Back Trigger Points

The World Health Organisation reported that 44% adults had lower back pain in the last month. This makes it the 2nd commonest place for people to feel pain in their body. Trigger Points in the lower back can cause: A deep, aching pain that is hard to ignore Stiffness and restriction of movement In this […]

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Abdominal Trigger Points

Abdominal Trigger Points are a cause of stomach pain that’s often missed. And that’s unfortunate because treating these trigger points is not hugely complicated. There are many causes for stomach pain, and you need to rule out some serious causes before you can go ahead and look for trigger points. The primary cause of abdominal […]

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Chronic Pelvic Pain Remedies – Myofascial Release

Trigger points can occur in some unexpected places and can easily cause chronic pelvic pain. Recommended treatment of chronic pelvic pain is the myofascial release on trigger points that occur in the pelvis. This is so important to know because these myofascial triggers are so often overlooked as a cause of pain in the pelvis. […]

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Overcome Anxiety Naturally – Barry McDonagh and the Dare Method

There’s a huge overlap between stress and chronic pain. Stress amps up chronic pain – and vice versa. Most people are advised to either just “manage” their anxiety or medicate it away, but that’s not an ideal long term option, and many people are looking for how to overcome anxiety naturally. In this interview with […]

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Is it Too Late to Get Out of Pain?

Getting out of chronic pain may be the hardest thing you face in your life. The stakes are high – very high. On the one side is living with pain, where everything feels like it’s closing in around you, clipping the edges of your life. The stakes are high – very high. On the one […]

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The True Meaning of Life After Pain

Some years ago, when I was living with chronic pain, I can’t say I was the happiest camper to be around. Sure – I’d try and put on a happy face for friends and family – but that’s exactly what it was….trying. It’s hard to be genuinely relaxed and cheerful when you’re wondering when your back […]

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