Mind chatter

Do you have a really nagging mind? One that chatters on even when you don’t want it to? Making little asides like “You should just keep going”, “you’ll never get through that”, “do you really think your pain is real?”, “what are you going to do about ….” Minds are like that. They hold a…

What can I do to help myself?

You are the only person who knows what it’s like to have your pain. No-one else can feel it, can know what you think about in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep, can remember who told you what, and no-one else can do the everyday things that need to be done to…

Passion and pain: come on baby, light my fire!

Have you ever met a really passionate person? You know, the kind of person with eyes all lit up and sparkling, energised and enthusiastic? A bit like a Labrador puppy, nothing can stop them! I’ve spent the past few years talking to people who cope well with pain. These people have chronic pain, with diagnoses…