Earlier this month I received an email from a young man diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis who recently read my book Heal For Real. He said:
“Peter – Thanks for your guidance. I am progressing well, I’ve come off all medications and I feel better now than at any time in the last few years. As I finish resolving my emotional issues and fears, I plan to go back to college and get degreed so I ...
In this day and age, it’s rather uncommon for people to think of the challenges they face or the maladies they suffer as having anything remotely meaningful to contribute to their lives.
In fact, we often consider these events to run counter to any meaningful purpose and indeed, many have resigned themselves to a belief that the conditions they struggle with have sucked all meaningful content right out of the very fabric of their existence.
Is it really so? Is there truly little or nothing of merit to be gained from ...
Have you heard that the quality of your thought equals the quality of your life? Well then, the time has come to understand exactly what it means for you and your future.
If you have Ankylosing Spondylitis, the quality of your life is probably not what it once was. And yet, there are people with AS who believe the best is yet to come. They expect the best for themselves from the world around them, and this mindset makes a colossal ...
Recently, I was working with a client who has Ankylosing Spondylitis. The discussion came to a standstill as she experienced a life-altering epiphany, or what some call an “aha” moment.
We were discussing how ridding the body of stress can reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms. She understood the principle but hadn’t quite grasped the influence that her stress had in her life.
She was describing a scenario when her symptoms were at their absolute worst. It was a time when she ...
The body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Techniques like deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and yoga activate relaxation in the body and mind. With regular practice, these techniques reduce stress levels and boost feelings of joy and inner connectedness. They also condition you to stay calm and collected in the face of adversity.
You can’t always avoid stress, but you can counteract its negative effects by using the “relaxation response” – a state of calmness ...