Over the last 10 years I have been refining the methodologies and techniques that resonate with me personally and that have been shown to consistently work for pain management and treatment.
Chronic pain is complex, a pill or surgery does not respect the powerful nature of the mind and nervous system.
My methodologies come from fields best described as mindbody medicine, bio-psycho-social models or human systems approaches. These methods focus on how the brain and nervous system need to be treated as one system in order to understand how pain is experienced.
Methods that divide the body and mind, tend to associate pain through a cause and effect lens, this understanding works mainly for acute pain where there is a sudden, obvious onset but does not produce positive outcomes for chronic pain. Chronic pain is more associated with the neuroplasticity of the brain and nervous system.
I want to educate. I’ll guide you through a modern understanding of mindbody relationships and how these can be influenced by both ancient and contemporary techniques that reframe the pain experience.
The contemporary methods have been influenced by the work of David Butler, Lorimer Mosely, Dr, John Sarno, Dr. Howard Schubiner and Dr James Fricton to name a few key figures in modern approaches to pain management.
Understanding how the nervous system operates and acknowledging the conditioning of the mind allows one to move away from avoiding and trying to fix pain, to a place where you feel comfortable working with how it started and why it remains persistent.
My approach is to transform your view of the pain experience, to allow your mind to judge sensations in the body differently and to begin sending more safety messages to the nervous system while reducing the risk factors that would contribute to ongoing pain.
This is achieved through education and the application of different techniques from meditation, breathwork, yoga, psychology and personal development coaching. Specifically, the approach of Try Softer is to recognise the pathways that have been created that result in pain and by influencing the brain and nervous system we can dissolve the learned responses to stimulation allowing you to feel at ease in your body.