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 muscle tension, 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.
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.
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.
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.