PAIN PSYCHOLOGY... PAIN MANAGEMENT
Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed due to chronic pain?
Are you struggling with the losses in your life due to chronic pain?
Is your anxiety or depression getting the best of you?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you have come to the right place.
Physical pain creates “suffering”. Suffering is of the mind. It is about the things we say to ourselves. We have lost so much when the body is in pain. Our social life can be suddenly gone. The activities that brought us joy can be stripped away. Perhaps we can no longer work and we have lost our sense of purpose and our financial stability. At times it may be hard to get through the day or even to cook a meal. You may suddenly be very isolated. The list goes on and on. Chronic pain often leads to depression and/or anxiety.
We need to start by bringing the mind, body, and spirit to a place of peace. We will create an internal environment where the body can relax and heal. We begin with calming the body and stilling the mind. This is the start of releasing the pain. We shift the autonomic nervous system from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic. I work with neurobiological approaches as the body and mind cannot be separated.
Although I have specialized in the treatment of chronic pain and headaches for the past 30 years, I work with any condition that is created by, or exacerbated by, an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system. This includes PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, feeling overwhelmed, medical trauma, digestive disorders, TMJD, accidents, and more.
Often the search for a therapist is daunting, and an initial conversation can help ease the process. I invite you to contact me to set up a free consultation to get a sense of what it might be like to work together.