Alpha brain waves and chronic pain treatment

There was a fascinating study done on brain activity and how people respond to treatment. They found, for example, that people who were more susceptible to being hypnotized responded less to cognitive therapy.  I can't be hypnotized but I did respond well to cognitive therapy, so I suppose I fit into this criteria well.  The … Continue reading Alpha brain waves and chronic pain treatment

Asking for help with chronic illness

Chronic Illness: Asking for help

For some reason, we can be adverse to asking for help when we need it. I think this can occur for a few reasons. The weakness self-stigma The weakness stigma that we should be able to handle things 'ourselves' is something we begin to impose on ourselves by seeing and hearing it enough. This idea … Continue reading Chronic Illness: Asking for help