There is lots of evidence to suggest that ‘exercising’ the brain works in helping our memory. Personally I read everyday and I have found my memory is far greater and indeed I feel like my brain is somehow charged up. Please see the following article for a fun way of learning to memorise.

I first learned about Dr Sarno’s Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) research when I attended a SIRPA training course over 3 years ago. Georgie Oldfield shared the knowldege she had learned from Dr Sarnos work. Dr Sarno’s research was how you can cure chronic pain without drugs, surgery, physical therapy or alternative medicine. In the video below by Jessica Shahinian she address’s the skepticism that some may have about Sarno’s work and the mind body approach to pain treatment by highlighting recent clinical research that shows how TMS awareness can cure chronic pain, even in patients with Fibromyalgia. ALL THE RAGE by Rumur is a great documentary that showcases Dr Sarno’s work and the experience of many patients (even celebrities) suffering with pain linked to emotions who were then cured by the mind body approach. Video by Jessica Shahinian
I have discovered many of my clients suffering with TMS. The difficulty I have encountered is the reluctance by people to believe that stress and emotions could possibly be triggering pain…they were also very skeptical…which hey! is Human…
Why are people so skeptical…Great Quote from Arthur Schopenhauer…
All Truth Passes through three stages;
1. Its ridiculed
2. Its violently opposed
3. It is accepted as being self evident
I found those who did their Homework and read Dr Sarno’s books then met with me occassionally GOT BETTER… and their pain reduced or went away.
TMS is real pain not imaginary but why it is triggering it is not the TISSUE but uusually the Emotions.
I have also found that simple soft tissue FASCIAL RELEASE has a way of encouraging the person to believe in their body again and know that the BODY does heal itself but that the MIND may need a little more help. Remember to rule out any serious conditions by a Doctor before attending a TMS Practitioner.
A new study by Salk Institute scientists suggests an intriguing connection between nature and nurture: early childhood experiences can actually change DNA. The work lends support to studies about how childhood environments affect brain development in humans and could provide insights into neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. Please see video below..
With rising healthcare costs across the world and opioid use at an all-time high, America and the rest of the World is in desperate need of new treatments for chronic pain. Cutting edge research by Howard Schubuiner and his team are giving us a new understanding of this condition, and shining a light on why current treatments for chronic pain are largely ineffective. A brain imaging study showing the effectiveness of a mindbody approach can lead to a fundamental shift in the way that chronic pain is treated. Watch their video which is less than 3 minutes to see their Research.
It is really important that WE ALL understand how pain is produced 100% of the time in the Brain.  Educating ourselves is one of the keys to well being.  It is OUR responsibily to know why we are in pain.  We need to trust our body more as it has been healing us and our Ancestors for Centuries!
Please see this simple video for the explanation.
The Secret to living Longer ‘The Village Effect’ by Susan Pinker.  Susan discovered that the on the Island of Sardinia there are more that 6 times as many centenaries than the mainland and 10 times more that North America.  She set out to find out why! Its not what you expect it might be indeed it was more to do with close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Please also see the link below for a very interesting Ted Talk
The VAGUS NERVE is the connection between the Mind and the Body… AT LAST we are finding the Biological Pathway….it is connected to the 10th Cranial Nerve in the Brain Stem and targets most of our Organs i.e it constricts airways, slows heart rate down, stimulates digestion and helps with bloodflow.  It is part of the PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS system that calms our body down following ‘fight or flight’…stress.  It is crucial to our Well Being.  The following article below suggests how we can assist the VAGAL TONE to increase and improve our immune systems response.
I was honoured and blessed to attend the Masterclass of Dr Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory’.  He talked about the Transformative Power of feeling safe and the importance of Social Connections.
Neuroscience is definately catching up with what we have intuitively known that we can literally be on someones wavelength.  Uri Hasson is giving us the proof… watch in WONDERr how he explains the power of our brain.  And he gives us a word of warning about media coverage.
Neural Pathways and how pain is generated in our Mind.  Follow the link to your tube and watch this simple video below which explains how the nerval pathways develop and lead to chronic pain.  More and more studies are showing that chronic pain is not to do with tissue damage and abnormailites in the body but pathways created in the brain.
Journalling is probably one of the most important things you can do in your life…
Famous author James W Pennebaker PhD has written a few books in particular ‘Expressive writing – Words that Heal’. The book is written for people who are living with a trauma or emotional upheaval…It may have occurred in the distant past, or they may be in the middle of it right now… hopefully some form of expressive writing can help get through some of the conflict and stress or PAIN that they are feeling.
Why Keeping a daily journal can change your life…article by Benjamin Hardy explains why see below
The Psychological benefits of Writing…Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffet write regularly… article below from the Entrepreneur magazine.