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Posts by Elise

Happy to be Back!

For those of you who have known us for a while, you’ll remember that we launched our first book, A Workbook to Relieve Pain, way back in 2010. After almost twenty years of working in the pharmaceutical industry, Andrew and I repeatedly saw the power of the placebo effect. With Andrew’s experience with hypnosis and…

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What is a Stress-Free Mind?

In our modern world it can be a real challenge to determine the meaning of the words quality of life.  We are an over stimulated culture, so busy – always going somewhere – driven by so many unseen forces, that we are in a constant state of reaction. The Will to Heal teaches that in…

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Four Steps to Mind-Body Connection Healing

Mind body connection healing is about directing your thoughts so that you can essentially think yourself healthy.  The process involves visualizing parts of your body healing, and the belief is, that as you visualize these things happening, they actually will happen within your body.

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Stress and Pain Management Techniques Using Frontal Cortex Thought

Our greatest cause of stress is often our own thoughts and we know that stress increases pain. When we hold high expectations of ourselves or when we fill our consciousness with worry, we transmit our concerns inward. Your subconscious brain has no way of knowing what is fact or what is fiction. It is only…

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Thinking About Trees

Concentrate for a moment and imagine a tree. Roots reaching deep into the ground, drawing water and nutrients upwards from the soil, leaf-filled branches, a blue sky and sunshine. I see my tree in my mind’s eye and for that moment, my conscious mind is occupied by what my thoughts have created. Close your eyes…

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Empower Your Healing With Visualization

Visualization, also known as Mental Imagery, or Visual Mental Rehearsal, is a technique that has been proven to be extraordinarily successful in producing a specific outcome. Whenever we imagine ourselves performing an action in the absence of physical practice, we are said to be using visual imagery. 

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Five Ways Mindfulness Courses Will Help You

Mindfulness courses are all about reducing stress and really focusing your energies on the positive.  Mindfulness is a therapeutic way to pay extra close attention on something very specific.  Mindfulness courses have their root in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a technique developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zin at the University of Massachusetts.  The idea was to use mindfulness…

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Program Offers Relief From Chronic Pain

Publication: Massage Therapy Canada April 4, Barrie, ON – In spring 2011, pain sufferers will engage in the opportunity to learn how to manage their pain through the highly anticipated self-help visualization book and CDs, The Will to Heal Technique, A Guided Workbook to Relieve Pain. Creators, Andrew MacWha and Elise Walmsley-MacWha, formerly of TrifocalCommunications…

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Healing Ways

Publication: The Barrie Examiner Barrie couple develop way to help ease chronic pain. A local couple is asking you to listen to the voices inside your head. Andrew MacWha and Elise Walmsley-MacWha believe they have developed a methodology that will help people lessen their chronic pain and learn to deal with the stress in their…

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