Managing Pain Archive

Energy Healing and CFS/ME


Fiona talks with Mike and Joyce about her own journey back to wellness following Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the many people she has helped with Energy Healing.

Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD


After 13 years away, Christal finally decided it was time to reconnect with her father and work to understand his strength and will to survive – and her own.

Riding the Horse called Hope… a conversation with bill penzer

You would think that a person who had been a practicing psychologist for more than four decades would know how to cope with the diagnosis of cancer in one of his grown children. Psychologists are a source of refuge, help, and direction for many of us who suffer with all kinds of maladies and are […]

Lessons from Mark and Forrest

Mike Lawing shares his thoughts about life, risk factors, and our different vulnerabilities to cancers and other diseases such as mesothelioma.

The Great Pain Jack – or, how pain can hijack the brain


Dr. John F. Petraglia, an anesthesiologyst and specialist in pain management, speaks with Mike and Joyce about his experience of more than 25 years of treating chronic and acute pain conditions. His book, The Great Pain Jack, explains how pain essentially hijacks the brain. It is a self-help mapping tool to assist people and their doctors achieve an accurate diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan to deal with chronic or acute pain.

Pain is Essential for Good Health

Joyce talks with Dr. Messenger about her new book, Be in One Peace: Essential Skills for Thriving in the New World, which details how to understand pain as a way to pinpoint mental and physical issues that have been ignored and need to be resolved.