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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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Turning disappointment into opportunity: How my own resilience paid off

The saying goes that, when one door closes, another opens. With that in mind, I’d like to share with you a personal story about how resilience led me from a great disappointment to an exciting opportunity! Here’s  the back story: Last year, I was exhibiting at a trade show during a conference for long-term-care homes. […]

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Alternatives to drugs: How light and laser therapy and EFT are great pain relievers

I have recently been working with a client who was in a terrible car accident, suffering a concussion, many spinal and rib fractures, and other musculoskeletal injuries that left her in excruciating pain. Through three months of hospital intensive care, acute care and rehab, the only relief she was offered for her pain was exercise and  drugs, […]

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Stress is only bad for you if you think it is

Perhaps I should make some apologies for all of the negative statistics on stress that I shared in last week’s post. Or maybe we should think about stress in another way. While we often blame the things that stress us for the negative effects they have, there’s another way to look at stress: It’s not […]

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Together, let’s combat stress during Stress Awareness Month!

April is Stress Awareness Month, as designated since 1992 by The Health Resource Network (NRN), an American non-profit health education organization that aims to have healthcare professionals spread awareness about causes and cures for what it calls “our modern stress epidemic.” The network has certainly put the focus on a problem that has been steadily […]

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