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Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Tennis Tom, May 13, 2016.

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    Dear Tom

    This week I'd like to share with you this fascinating articlewhich discusses the link between our beliefs and disease. It asks why some cultures suffer from syndromes such as voodoo death and penis theft which other cultures do not and includes a conversation held between Julie Back (the writer) and Frank Bures the author of a book called The Geography of Madness. Here's one quote which really stuck out for me:

    “Our ideas, our mindsets, and our beliefs feed back into the biology and change the biology in a way you can measure.”

    It appears that no culture is immune, with syndromes such as anorexia and fibromyalgia being considered as western cultural syndromes. Research shows that your beliefs affect the symptoms you experience, inevitably what you believe as true, is what you find as true.

    Recommended Book
    Within the SIRPA training courses I discuss the links between childhood trauma and ill-health in adulthood, including chronic pain. If you'd like to know more I've put our current course dates on the right.

    One of the SIRPA Practitioners has also recommended t his book: Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving . It is written for the layperson and offers a map with treatment strategies. The author is someone who has recovered from their own complex post traumatic disorder so this gives a personal touch and demonstrates that change is possible. Well worth a read if you have experienced childhood trauma or if you'd like to help someone who has.

    Best wishes, from Georgie

    Georgie Oldfield MCSP
    Physiotherapist & Founder of SIRPA

    Chronic Pain: your key to recovery - just £5.49 on kindle! Buy it NOW
    2 day Cure Pain Workshops


    We currently have three workshops scheduled for the public:
    1) Leeds 21/22nd May - Still a few places left if you'd like to join us.
    2) Birmingham - 6/7 July
    3) London - 6/7 Oct

    These are suitable for anyone suffering with chronic pain who would like to learn about the SIRPA approach and the strategies for recovery within a supportive group.

    Book your place here

    1 Day Practitioner training Introduction


    If you are a health professional and would like to know more about the SIRPA approach, the first step is to attend one of our 1 day Practitioner Introductions. We currently have two dates scheduled:

    1) London 23 June
    2) West Yorkshire 27 July

    Book your place here

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