Does this sound like you?
- You wake up in the morning so stiff and in so much pain that you struggle to get out of bed.
- You’ve been in pain for more than three months and it doesn’t seem to getting better.
- You worry about the future and whether you will ever be able to go back to work.
- You’ve had to give up doing many of the things you love because of the pain.
- You don’t feel safe being physically active.
If you have been in pain for more than three months and the pain isn’t improving then you are suffering from persistent pain. You may have tried all sorts of drugs and therapies and nothing gives you lasting relief. If this is your experience you need a strategy which will enable you to get the pain under control and to start moving forwards again. After three months, pain is more a product of what is happening in your brain than what is going on in the tissues. So it is only by working with the brain that we can reduce pain levels.
So what is the solution?
BrainWorks offers a new approach to working with persistent pain. It draws on the ground-breaking work of the Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute (NOI), and the OsteoMAP programme developed by the British School of Osteopathy. It combines osteopathy with NLP coaching and special techniques developed by NOI to reduce the sensitivity of the brain. These include explaining how pain works (Explain Pain) and graded activity.
To introduce the concepts which lie behind BrainWorks, I offer a two-hour workshop. The workshop gives you a chance to learn about how pain works and to explore the reasons why your pain won’t go away. This will give you a base from which to develop a strategy for managing your pain and getting it under control.
Different parts of the brain work together to produce the experience of pain. During the workshop you learn about how the brain decides whether or not pain is an appropriate response in any situation. You explore your pain triggers and we look at the measures you can take to start the journey out of pain and towards doing the things that matter to you.
The workshops are held on Saturday afternoons at Bedford Quaker Meeting House. If you’d like to book a place, you can do so at the bottom of this page or go to online booking.
For further information please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01234 409538 and leave a message. I will call you back as soon as I can.