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Thursday, 1 December 2016
We had the Lightning Process Continued Professional Development (CPD) two day conference recently. It's always so great to reconnect with our colleagues throughout the world and, as ever, so inspiring to hear about their great work and the changes their clients have made. This year Ian Cleary (http://iancleary.com/) who teaches the Lightning Process in Australia and New Zealand gave an amazing lecture on the Neurology of Pain. If you follow us on Facebook you may have already seen posts that talked about Ian's lecture and also links to find out more. If you haven't seen them yet, and you have chronic pain, then here are some great links to find out more:
Ian's website: http://iancleary.com/chronic-pain/
TED Talk by Lorimer Moseley "Why We Hurt": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd-wLdIHjs
Friday, 17 June 2016
I've just started a Mindfulness course for parents and it's already amazing. Taking time out to increase your awareness of a single thing, whether it's your environment, how your body feels (if appropriate), noises, squirrels playing in the park or your children giggling can help to create a stillness and peace. It's like pressing 'pause' on a manic day and that 'pause' makes everything feel calmer.
It's ten years since I did the Lightning Process and nearly nine years since I started teaching it. But even as a Lightning Process trainer, with all of my knowledge and experience, it's so good to be reminded to press 'pause' or 'stop' by someone else.
There's one rule in my Mindfulness class and that is to always have both feet on the floor, to help with feeling grounded. Why not try it for a week?
Phil Parker has produced a wonderful seven minute guided meditation, why not give it a listen? Don't force anything just allow your self to increase your awareness.
What a lovely way to set yourself up for the weekend, even though it's thundery in June (in Brighton at least).
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
The Lancet reported that playing a patient's playlist during surgery, even during a general anaesthetic, can help to reduce pain and anxiety.
In another discussion I confessed to having Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' on my ultimate playlist yesterday - surely I'm not the only one?! Music 'reduces pain and anxiety' for surgery patients