Thursday 23 September 2010

A most unusual phone app. - GI Monitor TESTERS WANTED!

Click this link for the demo: 
Have you been asked to monitor your GI symptoms or are you trying to track them against the different variables in your life? If so you know what a complete pain it is to remember and to do. You might like to try out GI Monitor  demo'd in the video above and here's also a link to the site where you can download the monitor app.  for free for use on Iphone and Blackberry.   I'm not sure about PC's and Ipads. PLEASE share your experience for the benefit of other Crohnies and Collies and for GI professionals - tell us what you think - especially how convenient you find it and any suggestions you may have for enhancements etc. - fill in the comments box below.

Cheers - Joy

Friday 17 September 2010

Feldenkrais Principles - Letting the body teach the mind

One of the central pillars of my work with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, (IBD) is the principle that the mind can give us the information we need to repair the body; we just need to listen in the right way. Sometimes however, the body has to teach the mind first: After badly damaging his knee, the amazing Moshe Fendlenkrais literally went back to basics to learn how to walk again. He studied the techniques babies use to discover how to walk, and embodied these techniques in a physical therapy based on "building awareness through movement". This became, "The Feldenkrais Method".
Here are two videos - one showing how a baby learns to manoevre the other showing the Feldenkrais Method in action. This will give you some idea of the mind's power over our physiology. This same mind power plays a key role in my BUDI program to control the symptoms of IBD.