Unseen Battles: The Invisible Illnesses Causing Chronic Pain

In a world where appearances often dictate our perception of health, there exists a group of conditions that wage silent wars within the bodies of millions of individuals. These are the invisible illnesses, where pain resides unseen, hidden behind the veil of normalcy. Conditions such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, migraines, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, […]

10 Tips for Choosing the Right Therapist or Healthcare Professional

Choosing the right therapist or healthcare professional is vital for your well-being. This guide offers valuable tips to help you make an informed decision. From identifying your needs and researching credentials to evaluating approaches and trusting your intuition, these tips will guide your personalized journey. Take the time to find the best match—it’s worth the […]

What Therapists Need to Know about Chronic Pain

In a world where their pain and experiences are so often invisible, people living with chronic pain yearn to be seen and heard. The endless search for diagnoses, treatment, and emotional support can leave people depressed, exhausted, and isolated. If you have ever treated a person who lives with chronic pain, you may have been […]

Chronic Pain & Repressed Emotions: A Conversation That Demands Sensitivity

By now, the correlation between repressed emotions, childhood trauma, and chronic pain is a well researched and documented phenomena. Doctors like the late Dr. John Sarno, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, and Dr. Peter A. Levine, have all done revolutionary work in establishing how repressed emotions, and trauma can manifest in the body and create […]

The Cycle of Chronic Pain, Fear, and Trauma

Imagine this scene: A man is using a public shower on the beach to wash up after swimming: he puts shampoo in his hair, rubs it in, and then puts his head under the running water to rinse it out. What he doesn’t know, however, is that as he’s trying to rinse out the shampoo, […]

When The Medical System Isn’t Enough

Oh, the medical system. How we with chronic pain depend on it, and how we wish we didn’t have to. Sometimes it comes through for us; we get the right diagnosis, the right prescription – the right care. Too often, however, those are the expectations we carry into our appointments, only to leave feeling frustrated, […]

The Illusion of the Magic Cure

Chasing after accurate diagnoses and effective treatments is a full-time job that takes up a significant amount of time, energy, and brain space. Not only that, but it’s usually a frustrating job in an abusive work environment with an incompetent boss and very low pay. And worst of all? We can’t quit.