October 2019

sleep

This week is all about sleep. Sleep has a huge impact on everything we do in life. It influences our emotions, stress levels and how (clear) we think. You can imagine that sleeping as well as possible in case of pain is very important. Below are several tips to improve your sleep.

28 October 2019 - 07:15
theory

How come you can influence your own brain by imagining certain things? In the first blog this week you will learn a technique to practice with what we call 'visualizing', today I'll go deeper into how this works.

23 October 2019 - 06:39
thinking

Pain is not only a physical, but also an emotional thing - and making use of visualizing can influence emotions. It is very hard to have pain for a long time. It can make you insecure, gloomy and afraid of what is to come.

21 October 2019 - 13:16
body

In the previous blog I indicated that (chronic) pain can be seen as a struggle taking place in your brain. The alarm system in your brain is always making pain. It is convinced that you need to be protected! The 'thinking' part of your brain doesn't understand it: Where does this pain come from?

16 October 2019 - 16:18
win
Many pain therapists who treat long-term pain complaints will say that 'less pain' is not the aim of the treatment. Anyone who has pain for a long time simply wants 'less pain' in treatment. Who is right?
11 October 2019 - 06:35