Fawning
Understanding the Fawn Response

Understanding the Fawn Response

Following up to last week’s post, what is happening when you go along with what a medical provider (or anyone) says/wants/does even though you think/want/know differently? The short answer, the fight-or-flight (F/F) system activates. To get a broad overview, read...

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Yoga And Emotions
How emotions influence pain

How emotions influence pain

This post is the third in a series of 4 posts about chronic pain. To read the other posts in the series use the links below: What is chronic pain?, published July 11, 2022 Why we should view pain as a disease, published on July 18, 2022 New approaches to pain...

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Chronic Pain
What is Chronic Pain?

What is Chronic Pain?

This post is the first in a series of 4 posts about chronic pain. To read the other posts in the series use the links below: Why we should view pain as a disease, available on July 18, 2022 How emotions influence pain, available on July 25, 2022 New approaches to...

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Vaginismus Awareness Day

Vaginismus Awareness Day

Vaginismus is the involuntary tightening of the muscles surrounding the vagina that makes penetration painful or impossible. Most people suspect they have Vaginismus based on the symptoms and received a medical diagnosis based on patient history and their...

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