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Rethinking Pain

stevehaines - Monday, June 30,2014

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There is lots of great new science around pain.

The central message is that persistent pain is a more about a learned reflex in your nervous system and is not about the tissues – even if there are X-rays showing … Read More

Make Yourself Big: One of my favourite TED talks from Amy Cuddy

stevehaines - Thursday, June 30,2014

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Creativity is the key to healthy brains and less pain: Insights from Dr. Michael Merzenich

stevehaines - Monday, May 31,2014

Soft Wired  from Dr. Michael Merzenich is an excellent guide to plasticity in the brain – it describes how the brain benefits from new challenges.

This model, I believe, is one of the keys to breaking cycles of pain. How … Read More

Dissociation, Body Maps, and Pain

stevehaines - Saturday, June 30,2013

I tend to describe the failure to inhabit the body as dissociation. There are a whole continuum of responses, from complete withdrawal/ catatonia (this is what the psychiatrists focus on) to the inability to feel your toes. Frequently in cranial … Read More

Befriending our Bodies – Talk from Jon Kabat-Zinn

stevehaines - Thursday, May 31,2013

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Great talk on why touch is so powerful

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‘Suddenly, My Body’: Great talk on being with and without a body

stevehaines - Thursday, October 31,2012

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‘Born To Be Good’ – great book on emotion

stevehaines - Friday, July 31,2012

This is a great talk on the regulation of emotion. After watching the video I bought his book: ‘Born To Be Good’. It was one of the best neurology books I have read in the last few years. Highly recommended Read More

Metal in the mouth upsets essential reflexes and makes people weak

stevehaines - Thursday, December 31,2011

Below are a couple of videos showing how people are affected by metal irritation in the mouth. They are from the chiropractor  Simon King. I studied with him 4 or 5 years ago before he moved to Australia. I

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New look site and update on my practice

stevehaines - Monday, October 31,2011

Welcome to my new improved site! It looks pretty much like the old one, but this blog page is new and the back ground features are much sharper. I will be adding articles and things that interest me every so … Read More