Are you feeling bad, mad, or sad? 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿, and just as important is knowing what you are feeling and being able to articulate them. Not knowing is called alexithymia, which means an inability to describe our own emotions. It can also be associated with difficulty with identifying different types of emotions. Critically notContinue reading “Bad, Mad, Sad”
In this podcast with Daniel Roytas I talk about pain management from a holistic perspective and consider the importance of a biopsychosocial approach to pain. We also talk about how the brain plays a major role in pain perception.
A recent article written for the Australian Natural Therapies Association magazine discussing as a practitioner how to approach pain from a holistic perspective. We have all felt pain at some time in our lives and as health care professionals many of us are treating patients with persistent pain in our clinics. In acute pain, onceContinue reading “Rethinking Chronic Pain”
Hello! It has been radio silence for a while but I have been working on a project and my BIG NEWS is that we are about to launch a new pain education program at Vibe Natural Health called PainWise. I am so excited about this 4-week education program because I know how powerful knowledge isContinue reading “PainWise – Innovative Pain Education”
This podcast is a follow up to Holistic Pain Management Part 1 and in it Andrew Whitfield-Cook and I discuss some of the treatment strategies that are employed as part of a holistic approach to chronic pain. Holistic Pain Management Part 2 From FxMedicine: “Chronic Pain affects around 15-20% of the population, with huge monetaryContinue reading “Holistic Pain Management Podcast 2”
In this podcast I discuss the origins and assessment of chronic pain with Andrew Whitfield-Cook. It was important for me to get across that chronic pain persists for reasons beyond peripheral input. While that may be part of the issue, or even the origin, the reason chronic pain persists is about a myriad of factorsContinue reading “Holistic Pain Management – Part 1”
Working with mindfulness practices both for clients, and myself, I have become increasingly aware of its ‘sister’ gratitude practice. Over April I participated in ‘a month of gratitude’, a concept run by a Positive Psychology program I follow. The reason I took up this month long practice was that while I conceptually understood gratitude, IContinue reading “Practicing Gratitude”
It might surprise you (or not!) to know that I was the only nutritionist/naturopath at the recent Australian Pain Society conference. The attendees were largely made up of pain researchers, physiotherapists and psychologists with some GPs thrown in to the mix. The attendees were representative of the biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain and accordingly withinContinue reading “Negative expectations of pain”