Pain and How You Can Relieve It

Chronic pain can color our whole outlook on life.  Adding daily stresses of living, things can spiral out of control.  But you don’t have to be afraid of the back pain. You can acknowledge the pain and learn how to diminish it as you learn to pause in order to take care of yourself.  I can help you quiet your mind, and calm your nervouse system so you can start the process of healing with self-care strategies.

Was there a time when you had more energy?  Were you more active?  Did you stop exercising because of an injury but you are healed and afraid you might aggravate it?  With mindfulness strategies, I can help you regain your strength and balance and get your body back to moving more easily so you can return to the activities you used to enjoy.

Do you suffer from the following?  Backache, neck and shoulder stiffness and pain, bursitis, tennis elbow, arthritis, disc trouble, breathing issues, pinched nerves and more.

Alexander Technique teaches people how to move through their daily lives while reducing unnecessary tension in their bodies by relearning how the body can move.   The learning incorporates awareness of how the mind and body are interrelated, as one can affect the other.   As the mind unlearns unhealthy physical habits the body on its own can relearn how to move more easefully.  Results may include easing of pain, more energy, a positive outlook on life and calmer nervous system, to name just a few.

This video summarizes the results of the major back pain study published in the British Medical Journal in 2008. The study showed that the Alexander Technique was highly effective in treating back pain. There have more recently been follow-up studies that confirm this result.