Are you sick and tired of there always being something wrong with you –
a dodgy back, aching shoulder, creaky neck, gammy knee, headachey head or grumbly tummy, for example?
Have you been in pain for so long you’re scared you’ll never get out of it? Do you spend loads of time and money trying to ‘get better’? Are you frustrated that your pain seems to have taken over your whole existence and left you anxious, depressed and generally overwhelmed?
I used to feel like that too. My back and shoulder hurt pretty much all the time, no matter what I was doing. I was sore, tired, grumpy and anxious so much I lost sight of what it was like NOT to be sore, tired, grumpy and anxious. Without even knowing it, I used to live in a state of anticipation, waiting for the next thing to ‘go wrong’.
Now that I’ve broken my chronic pain cycle and figured out what was really going on, I‘m on a mission to help people understand that living in emotional and physical pain doesn’t have to be the norm. Challenging life experiences and traumatic events don’t have to be a recurring nightmare. You can enjoy an unrestricted life, full of the activities and experiences you’re missing out on right now. No more being on the sidelines of your own life…
Waking up in the morning and jumping out of bed without giving your creaky back a second thought?
Moving through your day with ease, not even thinking about your old aches and pains?
Feeling healthy and energised and excited about each day?
Being friends with your body, not its biggest enemy?
Relaxing into your life instead of being constantly on the lookout for the next drama or crisis?
The Journeys through Pain programme has taught me to think about my thoughts, become aware of what I am thinking and it has also taught me I have control over my thoughts.
I am slowly becoming better at learning to question my thoughts and to be kind and compassionate towards myself. I am so good at beating myself up over situations that are not in my control and this programme has been very beneficial in helping me learn to be more kind and compassionate.
I would definitely recommend Journeys through Pain to others as it has helped me change my perspective on my thoughts and it has taught me what a mind body syndrome is. I’m really starting to get attuned to the mind body connection now and I’ve got you to thank for this. Even though I knew about it, I needed those sessions with you to explain everything and make it clear. There’s a big difference between knowing about something and practicing it.
It’s a wonderful programme and I can see how it can benefit people as it has benefited me a great deal so far!
TRE helped me feel more positive within myself, more in control and generally less stressed.
When I started coaching with Brenda, I’d had chronic pain for a long time without realizing that it was considered chronic pain: migraines, back pain, carpal tunnel, food sensitivities. Working with her, I realized the mind body connection between these symptoms and my emotions. I already knew about the mind body connection, but I had not made the connection for my symptoms. I know it’s weird, especially since I’m a yoga teacher – I thought I should’ve known better, but I didn’t and Brenda’s coaching brought clarity to what I was feeling and how to deal with it. She has a gentle but firm approach which I have found helpful as I went through the coaching process.
Brenda manages to get you to see the problem and find the solution with gentle probing and kind suggestions. I believe this enhances the learning experience because if you find the solution yourself, the learning is much deeper than if you are handed the answer on a silver platter. Brenda is very caring yet manages to keep perspective and see all possibilities around an issue, she allows you to rant and rage and then slowly gets you to pick through the ramblings to find the nuggets she cleverly uses to change your perspective and as a result, your life.
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