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How my clients retrain their brains to feel no pain

Last week,  I shared  how I personally use the Positive Prime application to assist me in visualizing and achieving  my goals.  Now, I’d like to share how I use the session I created, “Retrain your brain to feel pleasure,” to help my clients replace feelings of persistent pain with those of persistent pleasure.    My session offers positive  images and  statements  that […]

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Why Positive Prime works to decrease pain and improve health

I want to thank so many of you who have sent me positive comments about my Positive Prime session, “Retrain your brain to feel pleasure.” This session is part of a tool that I’ve already shared with you that can make someone feel more positive in as little as three minutes. The tool is a digital vision board that […]

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Evidence supports light therapy for post-concussion syndrome and much more!

I have a few clients with post-concussion syndrome resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). I’ve been using laser and LEDs  (light-emitting diodes) to treat their body pain, with significant success. For a couple of those clients, I have also started to use light therapy — red and near infra-red lights, or what is now referred […]

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Three reasons why my mom will only use a Volaris walker

My mother is one of those very proud and independent women who used to say: “I will never use a walker to help me walk.” It reminded me of the shock I felt while working in a nursing home when I overheard residents say that  they would “rather die than use a walker.” My mom […]

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Movement can be both entertainment and good medicine

I recently went to a wonderful acrobatics show. It was really amazing to watch the strength, co-ordination, timing, precision and trust in each other that the performers displayed. Every movement left me in awe. I could only imagine the time, focus and dedication they had all put into the performance to get that good. I […]

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More great coverage of the many benefits of EFT

The many benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as tapping, in helping to relieve stress, anxiety and chronic pain are  continuing to receive lots of media coverage. Last week, I featured a TEDx talk by Peta Stapleton, a psychologist and leading researcher into EFT. If you missed the video, please click here to watch it. […]

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Growing recognition for the healing effects of EFT

Those who follow me know that I am a great advocate of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as tapping, as a wonderful tool for helping to relieve  both stress and chronic pain. It’s also one of several tools that I use in The Rose Remedy’s Partners in Pain Relief program. I have talked about its effectiveness in several blog posts. […]

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Understanding neuroplasticity to dial down persistent pain

Studies show that  understanding how our pain system works, what can go wrong with it, and the concept of neuroplasticity can help decrease chronic or persistent pain, promote faster healing and transform lives. Sentis, an Australian company concerned with workplace safety, has come out with a series of  “brain animation” videos  that simplify complex psychology […]

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Partners in pain relief: Why we need to work hand-in-hand with clients

When many people in pain head to a healthcare professional for help, they may expect the pro, all on his or her own, to do the work in making that pain go away. I have a different philosophy. I believe that the client has to participate in his or her healing, and we have to […]

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How to move toward your goals, and away from your fears

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” — Nelson Mandela  The photo accompanying this blog and the Nelson Mandela quote above didn’t come as a package, but I decided they worked well together. Here’s my rationale: If you, like that white cat, let your fears guide you, you will most likely make bad choices […]

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