Pain and Your Brain

Why do people experience the same pain differently, and why can the same pain seem worse to a single individual from one day to the next?

Find out the answers in this recent online presentation for the Migraine Association of Ireland.

Empathy, Engagement And The Brain

The failure to understand one’s own emotions and to recognize their impact on others is a source of much personal and intra-personal conflict. In contrast, the understanding of one’s own emotions allows for self-regulation of disruptive emotions and impulses and helps in adapting to changing circumstances.

Empathy is a particularly important emotion in considering other people’s feelings especially when making decisions and is therefore a basic component of all helpful human relationships including effective, therapeutic interventions.

The best healthcare providers know this; yet empathy is often lacking in professional practice as frequently reported by patients.