Compassion

The Stress Response

Whenever we feel even the slightest bit threatened, our body enters activation mode, which is the home of our stress response; the fight-or-flight response, activated by the sympathetic system. When this happens, the vagus nerve sends SOS signals to the sympathetic nervous system making our hearts pump harder and faster; activating stress responses in our …

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Chronic Pain & TMS

Chronic Pain & TMS The majority of my clients experience chronic pain (including symptoms such as migraines, muscle stiffness, cramps, fatigue, IBS stomach issues, allergies and TMJ). They have all completed numerous tests and medical appointments, often for several years, visiting the doctor and taking medication. Some have also undergone surgical procedures. Yet for many, …

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Cultivating Self-Compassion

Cultivating Self-Compassion Jack Cornfield, who is a well-known author and motivational coach, once wrote: “If compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” I couldn’t agree more with this sentence. It is only in recent times that I have started to fully understand the meaning of compassion and to implement it more authentically towards myself …

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