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Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
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Bonnie Nortz

I was surprised that mindfulness/mindfulness meditation wasn’t brought up in this episode, since the practice can do a lot to change one’s relationship to pain, and that seems to be a big factor in the diagnosis of amplified pain. With the treatment they do go through it seems like they incorporate some aspects of it, like regularly checking in with and naming one’s emotions, but yeah, I was just surprised it wasn’t a bigger part of it, or mentioned explicitly. Mindfulness meditation might not have solved the whole problem, but it does seem like a less extreme option to try than what they went with.

Mar 22nd
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patrick James K (PatJayKay)

this is one of the most insightful episodes for me

Mar 20th
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Amy

I love this episode ❤ As always, new ways of thinking but this one really hit home and opened my eyes at the same time. So much love ❤

Mar 20th
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Dangrit Salty

why are all of these comments in support of the accused? 99% of the time they're guilty as fuck, and deserve worse than just being kicked out of the scene. nobody wants to admit this happens or believe the women who speak out. maybe one guy was unfairly called out, but why is one hypothetical person more worthy of your idea of justice? also she punched him because he was a hypocrite not because she was a fan. everyone commenting here is trash and so is this story. you all make me sick.

Mar 17th
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Peter Mumford

I'm wondering if acupuncture is at all effective for this condition?

Mar 12th
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Casey Shea Lane

Peter Mumford I had an experience in my senior year of highschool like these girls in the episode and was eventually diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It was the year following the death of my mother after a long illness, and also after I had a bad case of the H1N1 flu and pneumonia. I was on medication and was learning to somewhat manage but I ended up transferring from my dream college because of the pain and fatigue... I did try acupuncture and it is AMAZING, unlike anything I had ever experienced. I haven't had it in a while but I would recommend it to everyone. A few things happened that I credit with my healing and being in a much better place, although I still have occasional fibro symptoms. One was I that I moved to the desert, following my husband joining the Army. The dry heat did wonders for my swelling and pain, and the change in scenery and the opportunities I took to get a good job and finish school and learn new things obviously helped my self esteem and mental health, which undoubtedly played a part. I am now 26 and back in my home state where winters are cold and wet and summers are hot and wet, and I still have an increase in pain and swelling as the weather and air pressure changes, but I am able to work from home, try to focus on physical fitness,and I'm about to celebrate my first child's first birthday and I can't even recognize the life i had and the horrific pain i experienced 10 years ago now... I can assure you that the pain and physical symptoms are VERY real, but there is definitely a psychosomatic component.

Mar 22nd
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Harpua221

Peter Mumford no, because it's nonsense.

Mar 22nd
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Phil The Thrill

wow... awful abuse uncritically presented as treatment? unsubscribed. you all beefed it hard on this

Mar 12th
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Erica Tennyson

So good❤

Mar 11th
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dschoole

So glad you're back.

Mar 10th
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Christine Johnson

This reminds me of exposure therapy for OCD.

Mar 10th
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Paloma

It seems like such an obvious simple solution to pain.. but its actually much more than that. I always find it so hard to explain how this podcast changes my perspective for the better ♥️

Mar 8th
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Anthony

yeah I am not sure why they made this just a teenage girl problem. there is millions of people that suffer from fibromyalgia and from what I have learned about the sickness it's an issue with how your brain is wired just like these girls pain. I wonder if this treatment could work for these people.

Mar 8th
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Sarah Addy

that last description of her dancing made me cry...luckily, I was able to work through it. what a brave young woman to work through all the stuff she's working through.

Mar 8th
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AV

Dr. Sherri is confused to put it kindly. Immediate pain that you know will go away eventually is no problem. I've had stitches without any numbing, I didn't need pain killers after getting wisdom teeth pulled, whatever. Then I slipped a disc, it's an entirely different world now, there's no "just dealing" with this kind of pain.

Mar 8th
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Casey Shea Lane

Sarah Addy I just think it's important to clarify that there was something physically wrong with these girls - the nervous system is a physical body...

Mar 22nd
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AV

Sarah Addy I'm mainly referring to his cool-guy story about cutting his finger off and feeling no pain. I'm glad his treatment actually works for a completely different condition, but it honestly sounds like they stumbled on a use for his bad theory.

Mar 9th
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Prince Owen

I love your passion.

Mar 7th
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Julie Keenan

Any suggestions for other podcasts on this particular approach to emotions?

Mar 1st
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tbh

Can the vocal fry habit please stop??

Feb 14th
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Thélise Rocquin

Great podcast mixing sociology, statistics and psychology of patterns and how they might or might not influence our paths. 2 little editing mistakes though where sentences end up being skipped (after the second ad and right by the end of the podcast). Love from T x

Feb 14th
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Kevin Bales

This podcast was advertised as being about psychology. There is very little science and a lot of rambling stories. I just can't stand it anymore.

Feb 12th
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SUNEP IMSONG

The enigmatic and amazing human mind, wow!

Feb 6th
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Joseph Smith

This ever gonna update again?

Feb 6th
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