Welcome

If you’re one of the 1 in 5 people who live with persistent or chronic pain, I’m glad you found your way here.

Living with pain is hard. Frustrating.

I truly believe with some tools, information, and support you can influence or change your pain.

Research over the past 10-20 years shows this. Recovery is possible, no matter how long you’ve lived with pain. What two things are known to provide good outcomes?

Pain Education and Movement

6-week Online Workshop
a new program – begins july 22, 2020

Understanding your pain and how pain works is now considered to be a ‘treatment’ for chronic pain. You don’t need to know all the nuances, but enough so you might finally be able to make sense of your pain.

That’s one piece, we can cover.

It’s not enough though, to read about it or ‘understand pain’. There is also the movement piece. You might ask,

how do I move, when faced with pain?

Understandably, it’s difficult. I’ve been in your shoes or something similar (my story, here). Chronic pain, then a diagnosis, and the often dire or uncertain prognosis. Often creating fear, uncertainty and worry. We need to move to live our life, so it becomes a very big deal.

That first step might be contacting me for a FREE 15-minute conversation to explore how we might work together, my approach to see if we’re a good fit.

Attend any pain clinic program and you’ll find some form of gentle movement (often yoga, tai chi, etc.) along with relaxation and/or mindfulness practices as part of the self-management strategies you’ll learn. Yoga offers these, along with additional tools that you can learn to tailor specifically for you and your life.

My overall approach is similar to the biopsychosocial (BPS) framework often used in pain management programs. It also includes other aspects which may include the a sense of meaning and purpose in life.

We look at your unique experience of pain with a wide lens.

Let’s get curious and explore what all the contributors to your pain, might be. Then, providing support and together, formulating a step-by-step plan forward for you. You really can start anywhere. Most important is you’ll learn how to sustain this for yourself, over the long-term.

Get back to doing what’s most important, meaningful to you.
It’s never to late to begin.

Private 1:1 therapeutic sessions available, as well as NEW online courses and programming. Subscribe below to keep up-to-date with current offerings.

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