Pain Management therapy

THE SOMATIC APPROACH

Pain is a very common health problem, and it is always a personal experience that is influenced from a varying degrees of  biological, psychological, emotional and social factors

Let’s define pain. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) states that pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage” (Raja et al., 2020).

How Somatic Approaches Can Help with Pain Management?

Somatic practices encompass a series of movements that focuses on body awareness through reflection on movement habits, opening up movement capacity and developing self-directed or personal movement styles. 

The somatic approach will focus on movement education,  highlighting our attention to body sensations and how we interpret the sensation, with a perspective that aims to enhance a quality of life in which one stays present, mindful, even while moving: consciously acting.

Common themes with the somatic approach therapy are: self-regulation, pleasurable movement, self-authority, validation of subjective experience, sensory exploration, play and contemplation.

The somatic approaches will help the client to become aware of body signals and self-management of symptoms, enabling them to explore fear and pleasure of movement, within a safe environment, rather than chasing after individual symptoms, we uncover the underlying stress conditions that are the root cause of the dysregulation that causes the pain, identifying the stress conditions, which can then be effectively treated.

SOMATIC MOVEMENT EDUCATION

Somatic Movement enhances human function and body-mind integration through mindful and restorative movement. 

My practices incorporate:

Postural and movement evaluation • Experiential anatomy • Guided movement pattering • Touch • Movement Explorations • Mindfulness

To increase efficiency; all while developing perceptual, kinesthetic and proprioceptive sensitivity.

Somatic Movement Education and Therapy supports homeostasis, co-regulation and neuro-plasticity.

SOMATIC EXPERIENCING ™

Is a body-oriented therapeutic model for healing trauma and other stress disorders. It is based on a multidisciplinary intersection of physiology, psychology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for more than four decades. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine.

The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. It offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states. 

The Somatic Experiencing approach facilitates the completion of self-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.

HOW TO BOOK A SESSION

Book a 20 min zoom conversation or a phone call with me to talk about the reasons you are approaching my services. I want to hear about you.

Pre-book 5 Sessions of one hour for £250.  

Why do I need to pre-book 5 sessions?. Because it takes that time to establish a sense of trust, safety and understanding of your process. This is not a pill method, it is a long-lasting healing experience.  My aim is that the client can become his or her own somatic educator, not having to rely all the time on someone else to alleviate unease and discomfort or pain, as well as my aim is that the person feels confident to attend weekly classes with me to maintain the healing effects, such as: having more energy, be able to sit on the floor, walk with no pain, work in front of the desk with ease, find inner support and balance, and / or get regular exercise such as running, sports, etc.