Lorimer Moseley ‘Body in mind – the role of the brain in chronic pain’ at Mind & Its Potential 2011

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Body in mind: the role of the brain in chronic pain
• What role does the brain play in chronic and complex pain?
• How does the brain change when pain persists?
• Can you influence the amount of pain you feel?
• Why does someone who has lost a limb still feel pain? Can the pain be treated?
• What are the broader implications of the research in developing better treatments for people in pain?
Professor Lorimer Moseley, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences & Chair in Physiotherapy, University of South Australia; Senior Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia; Author: Explain Pain and Painful Yarns: metaphors & stories to help understand the biology of pain


Maxx B says:

Thank you for posting this.

David Schechter MD says:

Key message: pain does not always mean damage. Once this is confirmed by a doctor and you internalize this fact as a belief , pain improves. Hence "Think Away Your Pain".

Katie Elisabeth says:

I'm 27. Chronic Pain has been with me for 10 years, and has been my ENTIRE reality for 2 months now. Most days, I wish I was dead, the headaches are so bad. This video gave me the hope I desperately needed tonight.

Debbie Steinman says:


BOB says:

Extremely interesting talk. If anyone is interested in Lorimer Moseley I think they should also know about Dr. John Sarno and Dr. Howard Schubiner. They talk about very similar things involving the mind-body connection and how the mind is involved with chronic pain.

61john2112 says:

All well and good saying alter brain plasticity,but when you have a centrally driven pain state,everything is amplified so you can not have constant peripheral stimulus,say from any wear and tear on your body or spinal operations without it causing a constant feedback loop..remove the inputs and the brain and cns might be able to quieten down.
I live in Australia and have read a lot of lorimer moseley work(smart guy),i have met some of the top people here,and one thing i have discovered on my long journey is the people who are the quickest at advocating how to treat chronic pain..don't have it!
If they did and really suffered they would shit themselves
Mindfullness might work if you're a monk sitting on the hills of tibet meditating all
day and some bastard feeds you..but in the real world we have bills ,running around and work etc
To put it all in perspective there was a famous neurosurgeon in Sydney his name was Chris Obrien his speciality was removing brain tumors..then he developed one himself,
he said in an interview once "i have treated so many patients and i thought i knew what
it was all about,now that i have one..NOW i understand…he passed away,great man

explod121 says:

Would be much better if he stopped trying sooooo hard to be funny! Stick to what you know, not everybody has the ability to be a comedian…

Benjamin Cordes says:

Wow great talk. Mind blowing and well presented.

Michael Potts says:

The Australian Nociceptor… Lol.

Melisa Wirt says:

Hypnotherapy Adelaide to help treat chronic pain is fundamentally no different from, say, hypnotherapy for weight loss. That's why though the general advice is to seek help only from license practitioners of hypnotherapy Adelaide, who are trained in spotting the signs of these conditions.

Robert Owens says:

Is the snake story true?

D Simonson says:

Love love lover Lorimer Moseley. My hero.

Corey Snyder says:

Thank you!!! #PT

ms kat says:

But how do I retrain my brain!?  I can't seem to find anything on this. 

Mystic Dandelion says:

24 min talk and no real or tangible statement on how to change the situation~seems like that's all in 100 videos I've watched on this~frustrating~
causing me further brain  pain~what's the solution Mr. Mosely? 

408valentina says:

I lived with pain for about ten years from uterine tumors.  I learned how to calm the muscles in my abdomen to help alleviate the pain.

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