Chronic Pain Recovery - MindBody Approach
Are you struggling with Chronic Pain, Headaches and other Persistent Symptoms?
"Millions of people around the world suffer from chronic pain. In fact, one in six adults and 30-40% of primary care patients suffer from pain symptoms and chronic conditions that are “medically unexplained.”
So, where does this pain come from? Research has shown that physical pain doesn’t just come from injury or disease in the body.
Stress, trauma and repressed emotions are capable of causing neural pathway changes in the brain that can lead to persistent pain and other physical symptoms.
YOUR PAIN IS REAL! The solution is, too!" Psychophysiologic Disorders Association
Possible Stress Induced Symptoms
Do you recognise any of these?
Often the cause of pain is obvious, a broken leg, or a bruise. But there are times when the source of pain is unseen, for example, lower back pain or in more complex conditions such as Fibromyalgia. Click here to read Amanda’s Recovery Story from Fibromyalgia.
It is important to ALWAYS get a persistent or new pain or symptom checked out by your doctor or health care provider first to rule out any serious condition before assuming that your condition is stress induced.
Pain is often described as the following:
Acute pain is a way of our brain telling us something is wrong or maybe causing us an injury, such us touching a hot pan. Our brain sends a signal so that we pull our hand away from the hot pan. Other minor pain helps to remind us not to do too much, for example pain of a broken leg will remind us to rest until it is healed.
Persistent pain often serves no useful purpose. These pain signals get stuck in a ‘Red Alert’ warning state and our central nervous system can be over sensitised. Over time, this affects what we can do, our ability to work, our sleep patterns. It can have a strong negative effect on our family and friends too.
Pain signals use the spinal cord and specialised nerve fibres to travel to our brain. This involves our whole body. It is more than just a network of wires. These fibers also work to process the pain signals. All together they work like a very powerful computer.
Sometimes this computer system can go wrong. The messages get confused and the brain cannot understand the signals properly, which can lead to chronic or persistent pain.
Part of this process is linked directly with the emotional centre in the brain, the limbic system.
Our emotions play a huge part in how we are affected by pain. When we are depressed, anxious or angry, our pain will be worse. The opposite is true when we are feeling happy and positive, our pain decreases and we feel better.
This shows that our pain is complex and is in both our mind and body – the mindbody connection. To treat pain we have to treat the whole person with an holistic approach.
Stress Illness Recovery Practitioner
Amanda uses up to date pain science in her education because evidence shows this plays an important role in a pain relief approach. She has trained as a Stress Illness Recovery Practitioner with SIRPA .
Amanda’s approach is based on the understanding that unexplained chronic pain is due to neural circuits that have become learned and sensitised. Therefore by using a mindbody approach the aim is to reprogramme these learned neural circuits, while also identifying and addressing the underlying causes of the pain.
How do I start on my Recovery Journey?
What is a Discovery Call?
During your FREE 20 minute Discovery Call, I will talk a little about your completed Health Profile, how the SIRPA Online Recovery Programme can work for you and how the one to one Wellbeing Coaching fits in with the online programme.
The Discovery Call is the best way to get your personal questions answered about how I am able to support you.
There is no pressure to sign up to the SIRPA Online Recovery Programme or Wellbeing Coaching sessions and feedback tells us that people find these Health Profile calls incredibly valuable.
Initial Consultation plus Bonus Package
At your Initial Consultation Amanda will discuss your Full Health Profile in more detail and help you to pinpoint which of areas would be essential for you to focus on first.
During all of your coaching sessions Amanda maintains an open, welcoming curiosity with regard to whatever is present, without judgement.
She facilitates your Personal Recovery Journey of self-reflection and self-revelation that will transform how you move forward from your starting point with skill and wisdom.
During your Initial Consultation Amanda will introduce you to the Tapping Technique (EFT or MFT) this helps to regulate your nervous system especially while you are discussing sensitive topics.
Complementary Therapies included in your Package of Care
To compliment your Wellbeing Coaching sessions I also offer the following Complementary Therapies, these are included in your Package of Care.