Is managing your pain enough for you?
Or would you rather resolve it?
Pain, especially chronic or persistent pain, is a complex experience and benefits from a multifaceted approach. By treating the area that hurts we are not necessarily getting to the root cause.
I am a qualified SIRPA Practitioner (Stress illness Recovery Practitioners Association) . I was trained by Georgie Oldfield who was inspired by the work of Dr John Sarno. Since meeting Georgie Oldfield in 2015 the way that I work has been changed forever and for the better. It has also changed my own back pain!
How I can help you
Education is key to recovery and I can help you to understand how pain works and how you can change it.
This approach involves working together; client and practitioner. I will guide you on your journey, but you will be the one to do the work. I will encourage to make some changes in your thinking and maybe your life style depending on your individual needs. Clients I have worked with in the past have found that not only do they resolve their pain but they improve the quality of their lives. People often say they want someone to wave a magic wand and take the pain away. Wouldn’t it be better if you knew how to wave the wand yourself for the rest of your life?
Maybe you have been given to understand that there isn’t much hope for improvement but many clients I have worked with report feeling the best they have in years, emotionally and physically. You can have that too!
I offer a free 30 minute chat to help you understand what we could achieve together and whether this might be right for you.
Here are a few questions to consider:
- Does your pain move to different areas?
- Have you noticed symptoms may be aggravated at times of stress?
- Did your symptoms start for seemingly no reason?
- Are you frustrated by the lack of resolution of your symptoms?
- Have you been experiencing symptoms for 3 months or more, constantly or intermittently?
- Is your pain being managed but not resolved?
- Have you tried lots of different treatments and found only temporary relief or even no relief?
- Has anyone been able to give a clear answer or diagnosis for your symptoms? OR, do you have a diagnosis but no treatment has resolved it?
What are your beliefs about your pain?
- Do you panic if you have twinges as it might lead to a severe episode?
- Do you believe that the pain will never resolve as you have had it for so long?
- Do you believe that you have areas of weakness that will always be problematic eg. weak spine, bulging disc?
Some of the diagnoses that are commonly found to be stress-induced *
Back pain, neck pain, other aches and pains in joints or limbs, Tension headache, Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Whiplash, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Complex Regional Pain Disorder (CRPD), Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), Chronic Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Muscle, Ligament and Tendon symptoms may include pain and tenderness anywhere in the body.
Nerve symptoms may include; numbness, itching, burning, tingling, pins and needles, plus muscle weakness, muscle spasms and involuntary movements, restless leg syndrome.
Abdominal pain, Ulcer symptoms, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, IBS, colitis, spastic colon, Hiatus hernia, heartburn, acid reflux, Constipation, diarrhoea.
Bladder and genitals
Spastic bladder, bladder frequency, testicular pain, Interstitial cystitis, chronic prostatitis, undiagnosed pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction, infertility.
Wind up – allergies, hay fever, food intolerances
Wind down – frequent infections, such as ear, chest, bladder, thrush, cystitis, etc. Verrucas, warts.
Heart and Lungs
Repetitive cough, undiagnosed chest pain, palpitations, high or low blood pressure, hyperventilation or shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats.
Eczema, acne, psoriasis, hives, rashes etc
Obsessive compulsive thoughts, Eating disorders, Depression, Anxiety, panic attacks, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Self mutilation
Difficulty swallowing or gagging, chronic fatigue/tiredness, Migraines, Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis, Vertigo/dizziness, Tinnitus, changes in voice, dental pain.
*Reproduced with kind permission of Georgie Oldfield www.sirpa.org