What will a typical session include?
Each person’s pacing and pathway is individual, with a clear path I guide you along. In a typical consult you can expect gentle movement, guided relaxation, and discussion. You will be offered a home practice to take away with you and small steps you can take towards your aspirations for work and life.
How many appointments will I need?
My consults are not the kind you need to attend repeatedly. Most people find one or two are sufficient to transform their experience of pain. The first will give you skills to avoid making your pain worse, easy techniques to calm your nervous system, and even how to approach activities you are presently unable to due to pain.
What benefits can I expect?
Clients have returned to photography, camping, sport and other activities they had felt were out of reach due to pain or fatigue. Others learn to live an ordinary day – breastfeeding, washing clothes, and having a cup of tea – without making pain worse; then with satisfaction; finally with pleasure and enjoyment. Almost everyone says they learn to reduce pain. Others say they feel acceptance rather than a fight, a shift of focus from pain to themselves as a human being, and being more at ease with people they care about.
How do I know it will work?
Yoga for Pain is a distinct approach tailored to your needs. We start by addressing the most common issues faced by people with pain, as they present individually for you, such as habits and beliefs that make your pain worse. You practice ways to respond to pain symptoms. These same principles, with a little tweak, then allow you to approach any new activity that feels beyond your current limitations.
Like most things, results are based on you doing it. You don’t need hours every day, but regularity is important. (See blog for lots of stories about others who have gone before you.)