#HypnOT session 5 – Weight Management

Welcome back to #HypnOT. Session 5 focuses on weight management, no miracle diet solutions here, just healthy living. Kim (Online Psychotherapist) explains a little about how our brains view food and the evolutionary backing behind eating. I share some useful tips on improving your activity levels without injury and burn-out. I also try to get…Continue reading #HypnOT session 5 – Weight Management

#HypnOT session 4 – Sleep

Welcome back to #HypnOT. Session 4 focuses on understanding and improving sleep. Kim (Online Psychotherapist) explains a little about how our brains get ready for sleep, why it’s important and how we can improve it. I share some useful tips based around the principles of Sleep Hygiene to help you manage your activities and environment…Continue reading #HypnOT session 4 – Sleep

#HypnOT session 3 – Chronic Pain

Welcome back to #HypnOT. Session 3 focuses on understanding and managing Chronic Pain. Kim (Online Psychotherapist) explains a little about how pain impacts our brains and cognition. I share some useful tips for managing the symptoms and limiting the impact on your quality of life. This video was recorded live via Facebook Livestream then uploaded…Continue reading #HypnOT session 3 – Chronic Pain

#HypnOT Session 2 – Anxiety

Welcome back to #HypnOT. Session 2 focuses on understanding and managing Anxiety. Kim (Online Psychotherapist) explains a little about how and why anxiety happens and the processes within the brain. I share some useful tips for managing the symptoms of anxiety and on how to limit the impact your anxiety has on your life. This…Continue reading #HypnOT Session 2 – Anxiety

long cane training

Balance & Perception – Long Cane Training.

Many regular visitors to this site (and most of my friends) will be aware that I live with Visual Stress. For the most part it just means I wear snazzy orange glasses and can’t drive. Other less obvious elements are my lack of depth perception, terrible night vision and sensitivity to blue light. I used…Continue reading Balance & Perception – Long Cane Training.

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene – Tips for getting a good nights sleep

In this modern age of late night TV and smart phones by the bed, getting a good nights sleep has become somewhat of a struggle. Throw in any kind of health problem and restful sleep becomes almost impossible. ‘Painsomnia’ (insomnia caused by pain) can cause particular problems.  This post will explain the basic principles of…Continue reading Sleep Hygiene – Tips for getting a good nights sleep

Models of Disability

Models of Disability

Today I had planned to attend an OT conference, this took a fair amount of planning and team work since I can’t drive and don’t often feel well enough to be far from home alone. Unfortunately since life happens everything fell apart at the last-minute. I don’t get to attend the conference so I’m using…Continue reading Models of Disability

Disability life lessons – Who cares what society thinks?

Life can be tough. Sometimes people with disabilities/impairments have to make tough choices and the impact of society can make tough choices even tougher. Using mobility aids, pacing and pain management strategies often come with judgments and assumptions attached. Over the last few years, I’ve learnt a lot about myself and I feel like I’ve…Continue reading Disability life lessons – Who cares what society thinks?

Travel with a variable health condition

Planning a holiday or a day out should be exciting but for many people with variable illnesses or disabilities it can be pretty daunting. To be honest, planning anything can be pretty daunting. I’ve lost count of the number of events I’ve called off at the last-minute.  For any new visitors to my blog, I…Continue reading Travel with a variable health condition

Hypermobility Syndromes – When to seek medical help?

Living with Ehlers Danlos or any of the other hypermobility syndromes does mean you are going to get injuries at some point.  That’s not me being negative, it’s the truth. Living with these disorders is risky! Simply rolling over in bed or putting on socks can lead to ridiculous injuries. I do my best to…Continue reading Hypermobility Syndromes – When to seek medical help?