To yourself. To your body. To your inner wisdom.
I’ll help you find your way.
Does the pain and discomfort in your body keep you from living a more fully expressed life?
Do you long to:
reclaim your energy…
be free and spontaneous…
hike, dance, or move in whatever way your heart desires?
I help individuals facing TMS issues such as chronic migraine, chronic fatigue, or unexplained symptoms release pain and get back to the activities they love. Using a mind-body approach that allows them to heal on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level I help them shift into seeing pain as a pathway to greater self-compassion, resilience and self-awareness.
Work with Me
When you work with me, you’ll get to:
Soothe your nervous system…so you can handle the stress life inevitably brings
Identify the messages in your emotions…so expressing your needs and desires comes more naturally
Learn the unique language of your body…so it becomes a refuge rather than a source of distress
Teach your brain that you are safe…so you are free to engage in the activities that light you up
Listen to the wisdom of your essential self…so the next steps on your path become clear
Migraines and neck pain were a fact of my life for two decades. I’ve now been in recovery for over 2 years and, oh, what a relief it’s been! Realizing that there is nothing physically wrong with me has been life changing. The parts of life I once thought were off limits are mine again…things like yoga and other forms of movement, the freedom to enjoy any food I choose, and spending a day in the sun! The work of Dr. John Sarno and Dr. Howard Schubiner led me to the correct diagnosis of Mind Body Syndrome (MBS), or Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), and gave me my life back.
Honestly, this is the best I've felt in almost 15 years! I am encouraged and hopeful that it will continue.
Karol has been a great help to me in my ongoing journey to recover from TMS. After a lifetime of chronic pain and digestive issues, countless visits to doctors who couldn’t explain my pain or my malfunctioning digestive system, endless medical procedures, injections, surgeries (that I now know were unnecessary), extreme restrictive diets, thousands of dollars spent on physical and psychological therapy, massage, acupuncture and alternative treatments, none of which provided any relief, I was lucky to stumble upon the work of Dr. Sarno in June of 2021. With a sense of hope for the first time in my life, I read, studied, took an online TMS recovery course, and practiced everything I had learned consistently every day. After a year and a half of hard work, I noticed some improvement, but had a sense that there was still a piece missing. I am so grateful to have connected with Karol! Her gentle, supportive and validating approach to TMS counseling, along with her deeply professional, as well as personal, understanding of the root causes of TMS have greatly enhanced my progress toward recovery. She provided some wonderfully effective “tools” that I use regularly when I have a flare-up, helped me clarify the essential mind-set necessary for management of symptoms, and our sessions together facilitated my connection with inner aspects of myself that needed serious attention. Working with Karol has been life-changing for me, and I know she is exactly the piece in my TMS recovery that I sensed was missing. Thank you, Karol!
-Laura Sim, Retired College Professor
After receiving 8 mind-body coaching sessions with Karol, I am thrilled to report a significant decrease in migraine frequency and intensity (from an average of 15 migraine days/month to 5!).
While I’m obviously quite happy to be experiencing fewer migraines, one of the biggest takeaways that I’ve learned from Karol is that success in addressing MBS is not defined by a particular outcome, but instead, by lessening the fear around the pain. So more importantly, I no longer fear migraines like I used to. Migraines don’t control me or my life anymore. Through working with Karol, I’ve learned to turn toward my pain, instead of trying to hide from it or avoid it, and that has made all of the difference.
– Katy H., Registered Nurse/Wedding Photographer
I can highly recommend working with Karol.
I have been suffering for more than 2 years of long covid, but right now I am healing by applying the mind-body tools and I am making tremendous progress. I can now do everything physically, like walking with my dog for 1 hour or more, cycling in my city and taking little trips. I am also starting to expand my world by seeing friends and family again. Karol has profound knowledge of mind-body work. She is a wonderful, attentive listener and very supportive in the healing journey. Her coaching skills help me feel my emotions better and her deep understanding of what is necessary to heal is very helpful. I am sure she can make a difference to you!
Karol is an amazing life coach now specializing in Mind Body issues, and I’ve been blessed to work with her.
She’s wonderful if you are interesting in getting personal help with your symptoms and working with someone who truly understands what’s going on. I am so grateful to have had the chance to work with her. It’s nice to have someone trained, gentle, kind, educated and intuitive give you direction on how to heal from your body’s “producing symptoms” taking over your life. Karol is honest and positive and easy to work with! I highly recommend her!
– Chrissy Eden, Small Business Owner
Working with Karol Miller as a life coach was an important part of my retirement process and it was money well-spent.
– Hope Nisly, Librarian Emeritus, Fresno Pacific University
Working with Karol allowed me to gain a much deeper sense of clarity about my goals.
– Megan W.
The Healing Nature of Joy
Resources are the experiences, people and things that make us feel connected and cared for. It is in using these supports when life feels bleak that resiliency blossoms. We develop an inner knowing that the challenging circumstances of our lives, past or present, do not define who we are. Resources help us develop our capacity for positive experiences, while weakening the neural networks creating pain.
The Healing Power of Emotions
Relief. Amazement. Sadness. Anger. These were some of the emotions I felt when I realized the migraines and neck pain I’d had for years were caused by neuroplastic pain. I needed to be able to feel all this and more in order to begin healing.
My Path to Healing From Migraine Headaches
Migraines and neck pain were part of my life for 20 years. Regular headaches morphed into frequent and intense migraines, until being a migraine sufferer was fused with my identity. Eventually, my life felt like a whittled down version of itself. Almost every decision I made was filtered through the lens of how it would affect my head. Exercise was severely limited—even a vigorous walk could trigger neck pain and a migraine. I became a detective searching for clues. What triggered the tightness in my neck and the feeling I’d been run over by a truck?
Ready to get started?
Together, we will navigate your path, uncover the changes you’d like to make, and clear away the emotional and mental debris that gets in your way.