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Podcast with me talking: Interview with Liberated Body

Body Maps and Interoception Click below for an interview I did with the wonderful Brooke Thomas. Brooke runs the Liberated Body website: ‘Liberated Body is 100% in service of helping people to reduce or eliminate pain, normalize range of motion, and embrace their body’s full potential by returning it to the happy, fully functional, badass

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Rethinking Pain

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 arthritis or MRI’s showing tears. Chronic pain nearly always involves unconscious habit, meaning and emotion,

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Dissociation, Body Maps, and Pain

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 work I notice people are working from incomplete body maps, for example often a limb