You’ve been told “It’s all in your head.” You feel stigmatized and disbelieved. It’s not all in your head. Dealing with chronic pain alone is tough, but on top of that dealing with the medical system and friends and family with “good intentions” can exacerbate the overall stress and pain that you’re feeling. It feels like the more you ignore the pain the stronger it resonates in your body. That’s true, the more you try to ignore the pain in your body the more your pain grows, almost as if its screaming at you “Pay attention to me!”
The process of learning to cope with chronic pain is to build a relationship with the pain rather than to be its adversary. By using mindfulness, a technique where you focus on the present moment and acknowledge the sensations in your body without judgement, you can choose to turn down the volume of pain and change how your mind perceives it.
Additionally, when your body feels pain it can flood your mind with unpleasant thoughts and memories. These thoughts and memories can in turn reinforce and continue the pain your body feels. The downward spiral can consume your life. I am here to help you get out of that spiral. We look at how your thoughts are influencing your feelings, which in turn influence your behaviors. You will be able to view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
You deserve nonjudgmental help. Call or email for support today.