Ian Cleary

Be your own Neuroplastic Surgeon

I wrote a recent post “If Pain persists BE your own Doctor”. This one could be  “If you are stuck BE your own Neuroplastic Surgeon”. To live a brilliant life you don’t need understand the brain at the level of a Neuroscientist like Michael Merzenich. But you would be foolish to ignore his message. And […]

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I’ve tried everything

Many people I see have been sick for a long time & come to me with a long list of failures, having ‘tried everything’. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible or even hard. It is just a comment on the approaches they have tried or how they have used the approaches. Maybe it means it’s time […]

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If Pain persists BE your doctor

June 3, 2016IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, NeuroplasticityComments Off on If Pain persists BE your doctor

Opioids have been in the news a lot lately. In the popular news with the death of Prince due to an overdose of the synthetic opioid Fentanyl. And in scientific news thanks to a really significant finding. Research is showing that Opioids, commonly used in treatment of pain and long known to be addictive ……. […]

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Self-Sabotage or Self-Protection

I call the work I do self-directed NEUROPLASTICITY change. I train people. I guide them. I point out blind spots. I am their cheer squad and coach. But I am not able to do the work. That is up to them. Only they can do it. So in the course of discussing whether someone is […]

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‘After ME/CFS’ Day

May 18, 2016IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, Success StoriesComments Off on ‘After ME/CFS’ Day

How many International ME/CFS Days (May 12th) have you been through? Is it time to celebrate some ‘After ME/CFS Days’? Because yesterday was ‘ME/CFS Day’ I am making May 13th ‘After ME/CFS Day’. “After ME/CFS” Day – Celebrating the effort & courage to make After ME/CFS possible. Here’s one man who has been in the […]

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Happy ‘After ME/CFS Day’

May 13, 2016IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, Neuroplasticity, Success StoriesComments Off on Happy ‘After ME/CFS Day’

May 12th was ME/CFS day.  Which makes today – “After ME/CFS Day”. That deserves its own day of recognition. Celebrating the effort and courage that goes into making ‘after’ ME/CFS possible. I love that these conditions are getting the attention they deserve – there are after all 60 000 sufferers in Australia. But there has been a slow and […]

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Norwegian Medical Journal – Lightning Process – ME/CFS

March 21, 2016IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, Lightning Process, The Stress ResponseComments Off on Norwegian Medical Journal – Lightning Process – ME/CFS

The Lightning Process has been available in Norway for many years now and was recently written about in the Norwegian Medical Journal. (English version) http://tidsskriftet.no/article/3463468/en_GB Chronic fatigue syndrome and experience with the Lightning Process – Norwegian Medical Journal

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Getting better or just getting better at managing?

March 11, 2016IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, Depression, anxiety and other conditions, Lightning Process, NeuroplasticityComments Off on Getting better or just getting better at managing?

The understanding of NEUROPLASTICITY has become a valuable tool in working with both physical and mental health. NEUROPLASTICITY is the process where the brain alters its structure and function as an adaptation to experience. The implications of this are huge. One implication is that the things that people do to ‘manage’ their problem are also […]

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The After Life

December 15, 2015IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Lightning Process, Success StoriesComments Off on The After Life

As 2015 comes to an end I decided to look back through comments people have made to me in their follow-up calls over this year. The title is from someone who told me that life after CFS was like they have ‘died and gone to heaven’. Now they were living the ‘after-life’. 🙂 This is […]

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The Fibromyalgia Test and what it means

November 17, 2015IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, Depression, anxiety and other conditions, NeuroplasticityComments Off on The Fibromyalgia Test and what it means

The Fibro Diagnositic Test- Better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick (because that would hurt EVERYONE). There is normally a large and exhaustive range of tests that people undergo on their journey to get a diagnosis. But the simple diagnostic test for Fibro is pretty straight forward. Prod someone in various […]

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