Pain Without Suffering
Take Hold of Pain
Feel free to download this free e-book with tips and strategies to self manage chronic pain based on my experiences.
What? Why? How?
I know what it is like to feel pain. I know what it is like to suffer. For 20 years, I let chronic back pain rule my life. My suffering came from unhelpful thoughts, inconsistent exercise and an emotional attachment to pain. I know that pain can have a massive impact on your life - physically, emotionally, socially and even financially. This all accumulated for me into a deeply isolated depression. This state not only altered my life but was beginning to affect my relationship with my loved ones.
But 6 years ago, that all changed. I realised that much of this suffering was caused by me and my reactions. I made a choice to consciously accept pain but to also change the way I reacted to it. I no longer take any pain medications because I self manage my pain. The impact on my life is greatly reduced. I am happier, healthier, stronger and I approach everyday with a mindful compassion and an understanding of the things that are within my control.
I could have avoided years of suffering had I known what I know now. The simple fact was that what I was thinking, doing and eating was actually contributing to and, in some cases, increasing my pain.
I am passionate about preventing this suffering in others. So, this website is all about giving you some inspiring stories, information and practical solutions for self managing your chronic pain. I give talks, I teach courses, I write...all because I am passionate about teaching others they can have pain....without suffering!
Join me for the ride....
If you have a question or want to share your story, please let me know. I am really keen to hear how I can help you. So please get in touch!