Coping with Health Difficulties
I'd like to help you weather the storm.
When unexpectedly strong waves come in, the natural reaction is to find a ledge to stay dry. When that isn't possible, panic can set in and rob of us of our rational decision making. We need our rational competencies to get other opinions, to educate ourselves, to plan and to chose. The "why me?" phase is not only unhelpful and isolating but often leads to a domino effect - with one medical concern setting us up for the next one as our overall strength is seriously eroded.
What if the best way out is IN? Naming our worst fears, understanding we would do better with more help, learning relaxation tools that, at least temporarily, allow our nervous systems to experience hope. Learning the fact that the chemistry of having hope leads to a body more able to meet the challenge. Learning that the body is intelligent and advantages us in our efforts to stay afloat. Learning through experience that chronic anxiety undermines that natural buoyancy.
My MD referred me to you? How can you help?
I work with clients across the life span who have health issues that are getting in the way of being able to live the lives they want. I use evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive behavioral therapy and specialized training in chronic pain and insomnia. Together we will build a plan that supports your emotional strength.
We have always known that our emotional states and our physiology are very intimately linked. Our current understanding of the dynamic feedback loops between mind and body reveals a deeply foundational interplay. It's understandable that our language sometimes lags behind this reality. In building a healing awareness, each of finds our own way to this truth.