Oh, To The Humble Flat Feet!

by admin | Jan 10, 2018

Oh, To The Humble Flat Feet! Do you have flat feet? Many of you do and may not know it! Here is a picture of severe flat feet or pes planus as your doctor would call it. Go on then, look in the mirror and check it out. The question is, so what? It only […]

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How to Reduce Chronic Pain by Breathing?

How to Reduce Chronic Pain by Breathing_

by admin | Jan 16, 2019

Chronic pain is a disease of the limbic system or emotional centre of the brain. Brain nerve circuits are wired for ongoing pain and can be re-wired by several activities like writing, speaking and thinking positive thoughts and consciously breathing. To start the journey of reducing pain by conscious breathing, I teach my patients to […]

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Heart Matters

by admin | Jan 31, 2018

The question remains, how do we heal? I frequently explain to my patients, “if your bone breaks….it heals (99% of the time!)….if your skin breaks….it heals (even without sutures)….if you have the common cold …. you heal. How does that work? Our body is programmed to heal. Since the day we were born our DNA […]

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Autosuggestion

autosuggestion dr wayne phimister

by admin | Jul 18, 2018

Autosuggestion is a mindfulness technique to aid the healing process from pain. It’s very easy to implement so you can start controlling your thoughts with positive intention towards relieving pain. Autosuggestion uses repetition of a mantra or affirmation to focus the mind on healing through the process of brain neuroplasticity – a fancy term that […]

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Be More Productive, Listen To Your Body Clock!

by admin | Jan 04, 2018

Do you feel you are fighting against yourself sometimes? Do you feel there are better times of the day to do emails or work? I think we all do, at least a wee bit! I am a morning person, up with the lark, ready for the world, always have been. Bright and bushy in the […]

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Mindfulness

minfulness dr wayne phimister

by admin | Jul 15, 2018

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the moment-to-moment awareness, acceptance, and non-judgment of thoughts, feelings, actions, and the environment around us that helps the brain to heal. COAL What is COAL? COAL is a mnemonic developed by Dr. Daniel Siegel, UCLA psychiatrist and researcher who has studied mindfulness for decades.[1] His book “The Mindful Brain” looks […]

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Meditation

by admin | Jul 21, 2018

Hello and welcome to this blog post on meditation. It’s yet another Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) activity that you can engage in to optimize your pain relieving experiences. So what is meditation? Meditation is a three-and-a-half-thousand-year-old practice that brings harmony and balance to the body and mind. The earliest written records about meditation come from […]

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