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Pain Coaching & Support

Helping you make sense of your pain and getting the support you need. 

Offers & Services

1:1 Pain Coaching 

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Online Pain Support Groups

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Clinician Mentoring

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Helping Hand

I'm here to help you end that vicious cycle of seeking pain treatment after pain treatment. Recovering from persistent pain is not some quick fix, that can be changed within a set number of sessions. Rather, it is a complex process of unravelling and relearning how to orient your life in a way that is reflective of your values and what gives your life meaning. 


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What is a Pain Coach?

A pain coach is someone who helps you make sense of your experience and helps you create a plan to work towards meaningful goals. Having meaningful goals and having a plan, will help you make the changes in your life that you are currently struggling to make. 

Here's how I can help

Working from the psychological framework of acceptance & commitment therapy (learn more about ACT here), and I will be a mirror for you, reflecting your experience back to you so you are able to see it more clearly. Sometimes we get stuck in the muck of it all and we need help to untangle all the things that might actually be keeping us stuck. Having a compassionate, non-judgemental witness is the role I can play in your story. That being said, this is not always an easy form of therapy. I will help you change and confront things that you may have been avoiding and I will be there to offer guidance in as much or as little as you need. 

My skills are a mix between traditional physiotherapy, movement re-integration skills,

psychologically-informed care and my own path of personal and conscious development. I can assure you that I practice what I preach, because these are life skills for everyone, a journey of learning how to live life alongside our suffering. A very common human experience that is not necessary to avoid. 

I use the framework of ACT to bridge the gap between the body and the mind, because in reality there is no "gap". Pain care will always be whole person care, because you cannot separate your body from you, the person. The person is your whole lived experience physically, emotionally, and socially

Skills you will learn 


Honouring our experiences and resisting the temptation to avoid. This is a core process that we will be working with in our time together. We are whole already and everything you need to change your life is already within you. Learning to accept is not a process of giving up, but rather of learning to embrace things as they are. A willingness to let go of control and allowing things to unfold. 

Mindfulness Skills

You will learn how to train your attention so that you can be more mindful of the present moment and what is happening all around you, internally as well as externally. Mindfulness is not about emptying the mind, but about seeing things as they are and staying present with them.

Unhooking from unhelpful patterns

You are not your thoughts. This is a truth that many of us, even the most conscious of us, will struggle with from time to time. Learning to detach from our thoughts and our stories will open us space for us to create new stories. Stories that are potentially more accurate and based in self-compassion.

What are my values?

Arguably one of the more important part of the coaching process. No life is worth living without values. This is integral to the journey of learning to live beyond the control of pain. We will focus on what matters to you what makes your life meaningful.

Who am I?

There is no doubt that living with long-term pain changes you. It affects your identity and your understanding of who you are in the world. This is a bit more abstract at times, but here we will learn the process of  consciousnesses awareness of our "noticing" self. There is always a part of use that can take a birds eye view. We will learn how to harness that viewpoint. 

Committing to your Goals

This is harder bit - cultivating a practice to continue to act in lie with out values and in line with what we know is best for us. This is a difficult skill, but a corner stone of enacting change into your life. Accountability will help you immensely in this process. 

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”


FREE Support

I host a free, online, group support session 1x/month. This is a 90 minutes of free support and a place to meet new people going through something similar. 

This a place to feel supported, seen and uninterrupted. No advice given, just the power of listening and being vulnerable with other in a safe space.

This is also a great way to meet me and see how you feel about my energy and my approach. Although this is very different than coaching, it's still a great way to connect with me and others.


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