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Posts about Research

Body awareness 'cuts pain'

Below is a link to a really interesting article on how representation of the body affects the experience of pain. The is very affirming of the importance of working with dissociation to improve health.  In this study the results show the pain...

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Health isn't complex

Here's a great video, very creatively put together, which reminds me that it is not just about receiving treatments it is about making things happen with your health on a daily basis not relying on the 50 minute therapy session. Afterall, there's...

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Research into BCST

Here's a wonderful video on research into touch. If anyone is feeling inspired to be part of a pilot team to look into meaningful research for BCST please feel free to say yes.

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'That which does not kill us makes us stronger'

'Ginsberg (1974) immobilized chicks, and then allowed one group to recover spontaneously, and one to recover, but with prodding and stimuli to terminate the freeze. These groups, along with a third group of chicks that had not been immobilized, were then tested...

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Who needs research?

Here's a wonderful article on the debate about whether alternative medicine works and the view of it in mainstream medicine, alternative medicine, politics, science and from its detractors. What seems so hard to believe is that no form of research proves how...

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Yes, pain is really all in your head

Here's a great article on pain and the brain science behind the latest discoveries which appeared in the New Zealand Listener and is part of a growing awareness around pain mechanisms in the public domain. The article includes a piece on the...

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