How can Chiron Help Me?
~A Mind Body Approach to Chronic Pain~
What approach does Chiron use to help people recover from Chronic Pain?
Mind Body therapy follows the understanding that our minds and bodies are inextricably linked.
There is more and more research each year that shows how many health issues are caused by negative emotions and the physical stress response caused by this (Read 'Mind Body Connections' for more information on this.)
Studies show that if we are upset or something is bothering us, then we are more likely to catch a cold or infection. They also show that it takes longer for our bodies to heal after injury or surgery if we have emotional upset.
One study was done with burns victims looking at the success of skin grafts. It was found that the graft was significantly more likely to be accepted by the body if the patient had undergone psychological therapy to help them come to terms with the traumatic burn experience.
Persistent pain, fatigue, allergies, IBS, skin issues, migraines, insomnia have all been linked to significant emotionally upsetting episodes or prolonged periods of stress. This is then further compounded by the daily stress of dealing with a chronic condition for which you're told there is no cure and is likely to get worse. Chronic stress has serious impacts on our bodies which leads to overly sensitized connections between the brain and the body which keep fueling symptoms such as pain and fatigue.
Over time, these physical changes can become programmed into you, so that even if the emotional response stops, the physical response still remains leaving you with a chronic health problem.
Chiron's approach to pain focuses on reducing your stress levels (both acute and chronic), identifying emotional and physical triggers and reprogramming your brain's connections. I don't do counselling, as in I don't talk through an issue with you. I teach a range of techniques including but not exclusive to:
- Therapeutic journaling
- Pain management strategies
- Mindfulness meditation
- Guided Imagery and Visualisation exercises
- BLAST technique®
- Belief Coding®
These treatments enable you to access deep rooted negative emotions and deal with them.
If you remove the root from a tree, it dies. This is the same for any type of emotional trauma.
Enroll on Chiron's Online Chronic Pain Recovery Course
This online recovery course gives unlimited access to a series of modules that help you understand your symptoms and guide you through your recovery journey step by step.
It teaches you powerful tools and strategies that enable you to bring your body back into balance, allowing you to thrive once more ... and live pain free!
The Recovery Course can be accessed whenever it's convenient to you, day or night, and is super flexible so you can do as much (or as little) as you wish depending on how you are that day.
If you are self-motivated and feel confident in working through your pain issues independently, then this is the course for you!
Join Chiron's Chronic Pain Release Coaching Programme
This 1:1 coaching programme is unique to you, your needs and your goals. The Chronic Pain Release Coaching Programme includes 6 private online sessions where we explore your pain together from every angle - emotional, psychological, sociological, spiritual - and resolve it using a combination of approaches and therapies. You will also learn simple, yet powerful, strategies for you to have to hand whenever you need them.
With full support every step of the way, you learn to develop a different, more balanced relationship with your mind and body that enables you to be released from chronic pain - for good.
Sign up for a Single Treatment Session
Some simple issues only take a couple of sessions and don't require a full coaching programme. In this case, booking a single session at a time would be the best option.
Examples of issues this may be suitable for are:
Allergies, Hayfever, Menopausal Symptoms, Phobias, Anxiety over specific issues, simple PTSD (from a single, specific event)...
Or maybe you're not sure if this approach is the right one for you and would like to try a session to see if it fits... if this is the case then you can book a single session as a taster and see where it takes you...
I've also put together some Free Resources to get you started!
Are you saying it's all in my head?
The debilitating symptoms experienced with any fatigue or pain condition are very real. They are not imagined or made up - in fact it has been proven that it is impossible to do so.
In conditions like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, there is no pathological change to tissues such as destruction or breakdown so many physicians struggle to understand how such crippling symptoms can be produced.
In conditions such as chronic back pain, although these are commonly attributed to 'abnormalities' like bulging discs or worn joints, astonishingly there is no evidence to support this. Various studies have shown that almost 80% of people without any pain also have these 'abnormalities', making them actually quite normal and not the cause of the pain.
Although the concept of a mind body connection sounds new, evidence has been around for 40 years or so to support its mechanisms. A professor of Rehabilitation Medicine in the US, Dr John Sarno, became aware of this phenomenon in the 1970's and developed diagnostic and treatment principles for a condition he called Tension Myoneural Syndrome, or TMS for short. At this point he didn't understand why his patient's pain was linked to chronic stress, he just knew that it was. With further advances in science, it is now understood that a chronic stress response has a wide-ranging impact on every system within our bodies and is involved in many health conditions. TMS is becoming a more widely recognised condition although these days it tends to stand for The Mindbody Syndrome.
Unfortunately, few physicians are aware of TMS, the mind body approach or that chronic stress and unresolved emotions can be the cause of very real pain and fatigue. Modern medicine tends to be very reductionist, only looking at a specific area of the body and seeing illness as caused by a faulty physical body that must be mended. Hence, standard treatments are focused solely on symptom management rather than dealing with the real underlying cause of the problem.
Mind body processes are holistic, looking at the whole person including their social and emotional environment. It sees the problems in the body as a result of all these factors, culminating in faulty messages being sent from the brain telling the body what to do. Mind body processes recognise that our brains are the control centre of our bodies, controlling everything, from regulating our breathing to telling our cells how much hormone to release.
In TMS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and many chronic pain conditions, there are physiological changes such as changes in blood flow, muscle tension, nerve firing patterns and brain wiring patterns that cause the symptoms experienced.
The good news is that, as there's no pathological damage, all of these changes are reversible and so symptoms can be also be reversed.
As we know, our brains are changing constantly - making new connections, losing others. Research has shown that we are able to 'control' these changes and thus, with the right knowledge, use this neuroplasticity to change the faulty messages being sent to reverse any physiological changes in our bodies and create new energised and pain-free connections.
As you follow the programme you may find your stress response, and thus stress hormones, reduce. This allows your mind and body to function normally again. Symptoms such as fatigue, pain, digestive problems and brain 'fog' may be gradually reduced, or even resolve as your health improves.
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