Somatic based Coaching for Chronic Pain

By incorporating Coaching with your chosen Somatic Therapy approach, I can help you understand your nervous system and explore behaviours that might, unintentionally, still be triggering your pain. This educational, evidence based and self empowering approach will help you make sense of your pain and feel at home in your body.

Coaching and Emotional Processing are both educational approaches which can be merged effortlessly depending on your goals and experience. Coaching will discuss mindfulness, cognitive techniques, lifestyle and nutrition. Emotional Processing is an experiential somatic approach.

Chronic physical pain often goes hand in hand with emotional suffering. If you suffer with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, guilt, sadness, worry, fear, addictive behaviours,  to name a number of ways emotional suffering manifests, a combined approach will help you get to the root cause.

Read more about Emotional Processing here.

Stress primes the brain for Chronic Pain

Neuroscience explains how stress can fuel persistent pain. Read more about how stress primes the brain for chronic pain here.

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This helpful visual shows the cycle of stress and pain.

I can help you understand this process, break the cycle and be free from pain.

Somatic based Coaching with Emotional Processing in Dorset

A Mind Body Approach

Many people find themselves going round in circles, focusing on their symptoms and trying different physical therapies, only for the pain to keep returning. The reason physical therapy alone doesn’t work long term for chronic pain, is because the PHYSICAL symptoms only represents one part of the whole picture.

You are a complex being, you’re not just a body; you have a mind, a heart and a soul; where chronic pain is concerned, this can’t be overlooked. 

I can help you see your pain as a mechanism initiated by your nervous system to guide you back into balance and safety – as opposed to a pathology to be diagnosed or fixed.

Who is Somatic based Coaching with Emotional Processing for?

  • You would like to understand how the nervous system is involved with your chronic pain
  • Medical investigations have failed to find a physical cause for your pain
  • You may have tried numerous physical therapies but your pain persists
  • You’ve tried to manage the symptoms but without success
  • You are open to the possibility your pain may have an emotional connection
  • You would like to explore lifestyle, behavioural and developmental factors which may be perpetuating the pain
  • You may have completed the SIRPA (Stress Illness Recovery Practitioners Association) Online Programme or read books explaining the concept of TMS and would like to receive 121 support to apply the principles

Your Commitment

Your pain and the underlying cause is, like you, unique. This is why everyone’s journey is a unique road map. If you can commit to a minimum of of 5 x sessions together, we will explore the underlying root causes for your pain.

Recommended resources

If you are interested to know more about the Mind Body approach to chronic pain, I recommend the following resources:

SIRPA (Stress Illness Recovery Practitioners’ Association)

Natasha is a Certified SIRPA Practitioner and a member of the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).

SIRPA provides an evidence based, trauma informed approach to chronic pain as well as other persistent symptoms, in order to help people regain their lives. Our aim is to help people who suffer from persistent pain and for whom conventional medicine has failed to find an answer.

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Understanding Pain
The Information Leaflet on the SIRPA website explains how pain caused by tissue damage tends to be short term pain; whereas pain produced by the brain (conveyed via neural pathways between the brain and the body) can end up not switching off by itself. By retraining the brain and nervous system and creating the right conditions internally, pain can be resolved.

Statistics
This infographic contains some interesting statistics with references on the problem of solely looking for structural causes for chronic pain

Bespoke 8 day series

Mindfulness for Chronic Pain 

Clinical trials have shown that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers, and can enhance the body’s natural healing systems. 

This bespoke series will introduce you to concepts which will help you to live a life with more awareness and ease and with less resistance and pain. 

The Mindfulness series consists of eight tracks of approximately 15 minutes.  Each track will be emailed to you each day for  eight days. You can download the tracks and listen to them as many times as you like.

You can purchase this Mindfulness series now for just £20.

Each track is the price of a cup of coffee!

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