Mindfulness and Pain Management

Mindfulness and Pain Management

As a mindfulness practitioner for over 15 years I have seen and experienced so many positive benefits for myself and others by meditating in a mindful way.  For example, reducing stress and anxiety, helping with conditions such as IBS and stomach related disorders as well as health anxiety in general.  It is amazing for relaxation and switching off thinking, coming into present moment awareness and raising and changing energy patterns in the mind and body. Recently I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my neck and shoulder which I have been told is a structural mechanical problem in…

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How do I stop worrying?

How do I stop worrying?

There are some people who are always worried about something. Take A.  She is worried about whether she will be able to climb the steps of a holiday villa that is not even booked yet.  In addition she is also worried that her usual taxi driver won’t be able to drive her to the airport and whether she will get everything in her suitcase for the Ryanair flight. Take B.  He is worried about going into meetings at work.  Will he stumble if he is asked a question? Will his colleagues look at him?  Judge him?  Will they think he doesn’t…

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How strong are you?

How strong are you?

Sturdy, Powerful, vigorous, commands respect, able, competent, firm and courageous.  Do any of the above words sound like you? Sometimes its hard to be strong when you are facing difficult life circumstances.  It would be great if we could be strong all the time but i’m not sure how possible that would be.  In fact one strength can be to ask for help when you need it or even show your vulnerabilities. I’m interested in what it is that gives people strength.  Is it circumstances that have helped you grow or perhaps it is a personality trait. What makes you…

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Being at One with the Universe

Taking time to connect to the wonders of the universe allows us to see the beauty surrounding us all When we spend all our time thinking about this or that we are living in our heads and not in our bodies.  By that I  mean our thoughts dominate and control our lives.  For example, when we wake up we might think about all the things we have to get done in a day, work that needs doing, deadlines to achieve, people to call, chores that need attending to.  We can find ourselves rushing around from one place to another or…

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Two pints of happiness and a packet of crisps?

We can all be happy but some of us have forgotten the feeling. This article will help you to reconnect with your happiness For many years we have been sold the idea that happiness will be ours if only we have the latest gadget, car, lifestyle, mobile phone etc. These ideas have been fed to us via myth and media and have fuelled consumerism and the desire to gain a happy status or identity in a material world. Whilst it’s important to have goals and challenges the reality is that in chasing the dream many of us have forgotten how to…

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