It's not all in your head!
If you're suffering from chronic physical pain or the digestive pain and symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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 pain and discomfort signals can either be amplified or muted.
When people suffer from chronic pain, the communication between the brain and the body gets out of whack, 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 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 chronic pain and the constellation of symptoms associated with IBS, 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 pain and symptom relief solutions based on evidence-supported strategies which may include:
- Pain Neuroscience Education,
- Mindfulness and Meditation Training,
- Clinical Hypnotherapy/Gut-Directed Hypnosis,
- Pain Reprocessing Therapy,
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy,
- Energy Psychology,
- Positive Psychology, and
- Therapeutic Coaching
I look forward to helping you experience relief and revitalization!
Contact me at 518-952-1199 or email [email protected] to schedule a free 10-15 minute initial consultation. You can also feel free to complete the New Client Inquiry Form to get started right away!
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™.