Chronic Pain – Address the root cause

Feeling fear, pain, anxiety and even depression is a normal, human response to something
your brain – on a subconscious level – decides puts you in danger. This automatic stress response is very cleverly built into your physiology to keep you safe.

The problem occurs when, in our modern world, the danger isn’t like running away from a bear, escaping and returning to a place of safety, no, often now we can’t escape the bear, we might live or have lived with the bear, the bear might take the shape of a toxic relationship with a family member or work colleague, emails, tight schedules, conditioned beliefs we hold about how we should behave, inauthenticity … the list goes on … the result: the stress response stays switched on.

When we live like this, with chronic stress, we begin to respond to otherwise minor daily stressors with a disproportionate level of hyper vigilance. We end up in a vicious cycle of stress and response, the body becomes depleted and exhausted, our health suffers and chronic symptoms develop as the body desperately tries to say stop.

The good news is you can regain control. By learning to listen to your body and it’s whispers, calls or shouts for help. Learning to observe and allow space to process your emotions, understanding your behaviors and the physical effects it all has on your body.

If you’d like to explore this, I can help.

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