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Mel Collie | I Understand Whats Happening

Mel Collie | I Understand Whats Happening

I love pain – hang on…what sounds odd..what I mean is  I love to learn and understand about the brain and what pain is to the brain, how it interprets it.

Heres 11 fascinating facts that should be on Steve Wrights Factoid on Radio 2:

  1. Your brain makes pain when it concludes your body tissues are in danger
  2. when you are hungry, its your brain creating hunger , not your stomach, theres no hunger sensors or signals, no such thing…your blood may be sending low on sugar/magnesium/zinc/vit C etc messages. Hunger is made by your brain to prompt you to eat
  3. Thirst is the same
  4. Pain is no different
  5. Theres NO pain nerves, sensors or fibres in the body
  6. Sensors detect change, send messages to the brain, which listens and weighs them up in the context of your situation
  7. you can have an injury and have no pain
  8. many people have spinal disc issues and no pain
  9. many people have pain and no injury
  10. a finger injury will hurt more for a pianist than a dancer as it affects their livelihood
  11. the less you understand about your pain/surgical procedures/medical condition the more pain you feel

 

Fascinating don’t you think?

So, does your level of pain change when

  1. you are doing something you love
  2. you are doing something you hate
  3. where you are
  4. who you are with
  5. the things you hear other say
  6. your level of stress (financial/judgements from others/dehydration/self esteem)

 

Even more interesting if you went through those and discovered some stuff about how your pain works, changes, feels, affects you day to day, the ups and downs.

So, when your brain perceives, as in it Googles itself, from all your past experiences and interactions (many you would have forgotten) to see if you are in a danger or safe situation.

It only wants to know if you can survive.

Evidence of danger, pain will increase

Evidence of safety, pain reduces.

 

More to come in my next post. ..we will make a list of some danger and safe words..:)

 

Mel Collie

www.melcollie.com

Assessments from Llanberis home studio

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Mel Collie | Would you like an easy way to improve your balance?

Mel Collie | Would you like an easy way to improve your balance?

Balance – when we grow up our balance starts to falter, we become less steady on our feet, less secure about crossing the road, unsure about walking down the stairs, heights scare us, worried when we are in a crowd – fear of being knocked over, missing the step up onto the bus, fear of breaking a bone that will take ages to heal…

Would you like an easy way to get your balance back?

I’ve seen, and tried, many ways to train balance, but many of them involve you standing on a wobbly surface.

Now , since I’ve been on the planet, the ground beneath my feet isnt wobbly, its perfectly sound ,no wobbles in sight, so I wouldn’t choose to put you on a wobbly surface to improve your already unsure balance system.

The thought of doing this can increase fear in the nervous system which means the brain will further tighten certain muscles and increase pain.

Thats not a great start…

The science bit

The inner ear – the vestibular system on the inner ear is responsible for your balance.

It works with your visual system, your eyes, it keeps objects in focus as your head moves. So it makes sense, don’t you think, to use exercises to help your balance improve by usng your eyes and your head movements, simple moves, easily followed. Much easier for you if your balance is already a bit shaky , as these easy moves can be done seated or even lying down, standing by a wall or chair.

The simple bit

Watch and follow along with me to test your balance and improve it.

Mel Collie

www.melcollie.com

www.posturegeek.co.uk

melcollie@gmail.com

07800797300

mel collie | inner ear balance
would you like to improve your balance easily and quickly