We hope your transition from one year to the next was smooth, or even (dare we say, and hope) a little bit fun! While we’re all probably a little battle weary we hope you’ve found more wisdom and determination in yourself than you ever knew was there. At Noigroup, we have have discovered in ourselves some extra grit and a deeper belief in what we are here to do. Noijam is just one way we can connect with you, a space where we can highlight research, share new concepts, reflect on existing ones. While it hasn’t been prolific year on noijam (quality over quantity), our intention for every edition is for it to be applicable, interesting, thought provoking, and to foster the spirit of generosity. So which of the 2021 morsels got the most nibbles? Counting down…
Number 5. New book, Pain and Perception
The last post of the year still made the top 5! There was much excitement around the release of our latest new book by Harvie and Moseley and it’s already in reprint. To celebrate our newest production we invite you to enter in a competition to win a copy of the book for yourself at the bottom of this email.
Number 4. One thing, yes just one thing
At number 4, our friend Joshua Pate and his new platform One Thing asks the question of Lorimer Moseley: ‘What is the one thing you want people challenged by pain to know?’.
The third highest read post was by Amelia Mardon, PhD candidate with the Body in Mind Research group at the University of South Australia. The findings from her systematic review of clinical guidelines for the management of persistent pelvic pain ‘clearly reinforced the idea that there are important research and practice gaps still evident throughout each step in the pathway towards optimal care and better outcomes for people with persistent pelvic pain’.
Number 2. Why therapists need a philosophy of pain
A very special guest post from three very high calibre thinkers, philosophers and clinicians – Julian Kiverstein, Laura Rathbone and Mick Thacker.
“A philosophy of pain can therefore allow for a different therapeutic relationship with their patients. Therapists can help patients to cultivate skills and capacities for living full and rich lives that creatively adapts to their pain.“
Number 1. Letter to a friend in pain
At number one is David Butler’s letter (a real letter!) written to a friend with back and leg pain, terrified she’ll need surgery. The letter included Dave’s 10 point plan to a beautiful back.
So there it is; we are proud of that broad-ranging mix!
Our Pain and Perception competition to win your own copy!
The modern science of perception has unearthed new ways to think about pain – as an experience that has multi-sensory and multi-factorial underpinnings. In this new, novel production, Dan Harvie and Lorimer Moseley, walk us through this science by interacting with illusions that challenge our assumptions on how perception actually works. Some assumptions are helpful, they eliminate over-thinking and stress – how stressful would it be to worry whether every car behind you will stop, or if water will come out of the shower head? While sometimes our friend, assumptions can also cause us to predict an outcome that is not helpful, that can prevent positive change or helpful adaptation. In the comments below, share with us a moment you have had an assumption challenged or turned around. A personal experience, a success with a patient. We’d love to hear from you. Dan and Lorimer will select a winner and you will be advised on February 1. Good luck!
With our very best wishes for a brand new year,