An evidence-based approach for your chronic pain
I have studied the evidence on chronic pain treatment for the last two years. I’ve reviewed the literature to understand what works and what doesn’t work. I’ve used each of the tools myself and only use those I know are of benefit.
My approach is tailored to what you need. After our first session I will put a plan in place explaining what tools I suggest.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Shown to reduce stress and anxiety, which are common contributors to pain. It helps you become aware of your thoughts and emotions and develop greater control over the choices you make.
Cognitive behavioural therapy and Acceptance & Commitment therapy
Both have been shown to help you identify negative thoughts and behaviours which can contribute to pain. Learning to challenge these thoughts helps you think differently about your pain.
Gentle movement has been shown to help you reconnect with your body and improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation. Qigong and yoga are gentle forms that can be adapted for any pain condition.
Journaling and guided activities
Used alongside MBSR, CBT and ACT to help you understand your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Keeping a log helps you identify triggers and see positive change.
Who is holistic therapy for, what’s the process like?
Anyone who has been suffering from pain for more than 3 months, or has the same pain coming back repeatedly. It doesn’t matter if you are taking pain medication or not.
Anyone who wants to try an alternative approach to pain management.
The benefits of my holistic approach to pain management
Minfulness & movement therapy promote relaxation and improve your stress levels
Reducing stress, relaxation & challenging thoughts can help you fall asleep for longer
Learning to notice and work with your thoughts can help you manage anxiety
Moving more can help you lose weight and improve your ballance and flexability
Mindfullness, qigong and yoga are simple, with limited side effects
Each tool allaows you to take control in your healing supported by me