It's not all in your head!
If you're suffering from chronic pain, you've probably had people imply, or even tell you outright that it's all in your head.
You and I know that's not true!
But... even though it's not all in your head, your head does play an important role in how you experience your symptoms and how much you suffer, because your head houses your body's control center - your brain! Every sensation you experience gets routed through your brain, where discomfort signals can either be amplified or muted.
When people suffer from chronic pain, the communication between the brain and body gets dysregulated, and the result is that the brain ends up amplifying symptoms - like turning the volume on the radio. Then insult gets added to injury when the more you try to control your symptoms, the more they get amplified. This can lead to worsening pain as well as stress, depression, anger, or anxiety, which further amplifies symptoms in a cruel vicious cycle.
The good news is that there are tools you can use to learn to harness the power of your brain to manage your symptoms and turn down the volume.
In conjunction with more traditional medical therapies, psychological strategies have been shown to be helpful in relieving suffering for many people experiencing the constellation of symptoms associated with chronic pain, reducing the need for medication, building resilience, and improving quality of life.
With practice in these proven strategies, you can experience relief, take your life back, and your condition no longer needs to define you!
Working with Me
After an initial consultation and assessment, I will offer you options for symptom relief solutions based on evidence-supported strategies which may include:
- Mindfulness and Meditation Training,
- Pain Reprocessing Therapy,
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy,
- Energy Psychology,
- Positive Psychology, and
- Therapeutic Coaching
The Bottom Line
If you're experiencing chronic pain, your symptoms are real! They're just as real as anyone's symptoms. The only difference is that they are caused by a disorder of your nervous system rather than a structural impairment.
So you need a treatment approach designed to work with the nervous system, to retrain the nervous system toward healthy mind-body interaction.
Contact me at 518-952-1199 or email [email protected] to get started today!
Let's put the relief and revitalization you deserve back into your hands!
In addition to individual consultation, I have been certified by Stanford University to deliver Empowered Relief™, a 2-hour class developed and validated at Stanford University to train your brain away from pain! Click to learn more about Empowered Relief™.