Freedom From Pain

Du you struggle with pain? Physically or emotionally? Would you like to resolve your pain more fully and get to the bottom of it once and for all? 


I specialise in helping you get to the root of your pain, be it physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, and help you rebuild yourself based on what your intentions are and on what your pain might be informing you of. Have you ever thought about what your pain is trying to tell you? 

Having gone through a longer period of debilitating back pain myself I literally delved into understanding what brought the pain on in the first place and what I could do to resolve my back pain. The physio guy, whilst great helped me a lot, he just didn’t cut it when it came to fully resolving the pain for me. I needed more. 

One of my key insights as I was working to figure out how to get out of my back pain, was that I realised we are so used to thinking about pain as having a physical cause mainly. As dentists we are medically trained after all. And whilst I came to understand was that my back pain certainly had a physical component, there were also many other layers to it that when addressing these made my recovery much more complete. These other layers stemmed from fear, from unresolved stress and traumas from the past as well as from my way of over stretching myself and my inner over-achiever pushing past my physical boundaries. Hence, one day I could hardly walk as I was in so much pain. My lower back, my glutes and my thighs were all seized up. I couldn't drive for a month as I couldn't sit, and my only way of getting some rest was to lie down or stand up right. I don't need to tell you that I cried. 

I still made it to work and saw patients, but in a very limited capacity for several months in a row. So, I first hand know the frustration of "the body saying no". Something had to be done, I just didn't know what. 


It took some time, but once I really understood this I could take action on all these levels I mentioned above, things started to change. I felt empowered to take charge of my recovery in a much more effective way; 


Getting strong physically, starting to trust that I was enough as I was rather than having to over-achieve at all times, working on letting go of the fear and habitual ways of stressing and building competency in asking others for help were all invaluable lessons.


In many ways you can say I came out stronger - physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, inter-personally. Tough, yet invaluable lessons. 

And here I am as a dentist, acutely aware of how stress can also cause pain in the body and how awkward working positions can exacerbate what is already there.

So, this is my passion; to help you as a dentist to take charge of your pain and to help you realise that instead of the pain being an obstacle to overcome, it can actually be a gift in disguise. Nudging you on and calling you to become more aware of how did I get into this pain in the first place? Most likely become a greater, happier, more empowered you in the process.


I now look at pain as an invitation for you to take a good honest look at what areas of your life might need some re-balancing and re-adjusting?! 

Somatic Experiencing® was one of the most powerful modalities I came across in my search for solutions in addressing my own as well as others pain. Combining this with Integral Coaching® has been a game changer in how I work with my clients and help them address their pain. 


DISCLAIMER: First of all, I always advise that you seek out a medical professional to eliminate any physical condition or cause as the root of any pain condition.  

Are you curious? Let’s talk, and see how I can help you.

What is Somatic Experiencing®?

Somatic Experiencing® is a pioneering body-based approach to overcoming trauma, shock and other stress disorders.

It is the life’s work of American psychotherapist Dr. Peter A. Levine, combining the fruits of his study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics alongside over 45 years of successful clinical application.

The SE approach aims to safely release traumatic shock 'frozen' in the body at times of overwhelm, allowing for a natural transformation of both PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early childhood trauma.

I am due to qualify as a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® (SEP) in May 2020 upon completion of my 3 year training in Somatic Experiencing®.

If this sounds interesting to you please get in touch for a non-obligation chat and see how Leadership Coaching for Dentists can help you.


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