Our Chronic Pain Story: The Plot Part I

I have written on this subject before because it is something I have been pondering for some time as a metaphor to delve into how I think about pain. A metaphor that works for me because I am a writer. See: The pain story and The story we tell ourselves Now a story has a … Continue reading Our Chronic Pain Story: The Plot Part I

Mental Health Awareness: Depression thoughts

I wish I could say depression is cured with a pill but it isn't really. Dampened for sure. Any stressors and it rises up and your habitual thoughts... happen. You are more aware of them, if like me, you did all the therapy thing. But they still happen. Way better than unmanaged depression for sure … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness: Depression thoughts

The cult of positivity

There is nothing wrong with being positive or working of thinking positive. Take a look at Let's look at 'thinking positive' which essentially is this Cognitive Behavioural therapy for mental illness and chronic pain is a good thing. We can be caught in a net of negative thinking and need to adjust ourselves to more … Continue reading The cult of positivity

Vlog: Chronic pain brain and emotional consequences

I wanted to do this video because I think it is implied that we can somehow think our way out of pain like it is some sort of thought experiment. And while it is very true that CBT is very beneficial for people with chronic pain especially if they have comorbid depression and anxiety we … Continue reading Vlog: Chronic pain brain and emotional consequences