The book is called Mindfulness for Health and is available through Amazon here
It has been loaned to me for the next few weeks whilst I complete the mindfulness course through the NHS. All you need to do is ask your doctor for a referral and fingers crossed this will be available in your area, for free!
I was reading the first chapter and knew this to be true which is why I signed up to the course. Many research papers have been written about the ancient art of mindfulness and the proven reduction in the intensity of pain messages in the brain. I know the medical community have shown imaging studies and the changes in brain pain patterns over time with the utilisation of mindfulness meditation. For some pain disappears for others the pain reduces yo a manageable level. Do manageable that we never notice it, well it certainly doesn’t stop us from enjoying our lives!
I know some of you may think this is crazy but if we think about it logically, what controls pain? The mind, signals through the nervous system and the mind, relaying messages back and forth. So if we can train the mind, like we do our bodies in the gym to make them stronger, why can’t we train the brain.
Well we can, hypnotherapy has been used for years for making improvements in our lives. Mindfulness is nothing new but what’s exciting about it is the fact the medical community are taking it seriously at last.
Once I have finished the course I will combine my hypnotherapy skills with what I have learnt through mindfulness and create a free recording for us Fibromyalgia sufferers to use and attach it to my soundcloud page so we can all enjoy it together. I will write it in such a way that everyone will benefit as your mind will tailor the words to your personal situation 👌
You can read more about the book here