At some point in our human lives we experience pain, injury, and illness. What happens to our body can deeply impact our mental health and overall perspective on wellbeing. Pain, injury and illnesses, can seriously impact how one moves through this world.
Pain without compassion and understanding can lead to inner shame and doubt in what you are experiencing. Additionally, the sense of feeling like a burden can make it feel like you have to suffer alone. Asking for help from others can feel like a big imposition and impact others around you, even if they are really supportive and helpful to you.
Suffering from pain and illness, can be debilitating, scary, faced with uncertainty, and having to navigate the healthcare system can be a daunting experience.
Living with chronic pain and/or an illness impacts every crevice of your life, and how you think about the future moving forward. It can be an overwhelming time one when your feeling at your most vulnerable and unwell.
We will address the overall sense of loss, grief, and changes that impact your daily lifestyle. Learn how to cope with juggling appointments, navigating a broken healthcare system, self-advocacy skill development, processing your pain and illness impact on you, apply tools to can use in your medical appointments, mindful approaches to pain management and much more.
We understand how chronic illnesses impact the mind and body. Therapy can be your safe space for slowing down and not having to make decisions and regain some much needed energy.
Seeking therapy can help you feel more in control, grounded and understand how you can live life well and with quality.
Here at Mindful Steps Therapy we apply our extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare and are able to support the following health-related issues.
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
- Infertility and IVF Processes
- TMJ / Jaw Pain
- Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) / Anaphylaxis
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
- Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Traumatic & Sport Injuries
- Multiple Surgeries
If you don't see your injury or illness listed that doesn't mean we can't help or support you. We ensure we do our research and find ways to help you cope with the symptoms that impact you. We also can connect you with a therapist who is knowledgeable as there aren't many therapists who specifically focus on pain management.
Many people may be undergoing tests and investigations seeking an answer to their pain and don't have a diagnosis. Working with us we will help you navigate the unknown paths, support your decision making, and dealing with having or not having a diagnosis.
There are many different types of illnesses that impact mental health and some just go together. Therapy can help you come to terms with understanding what a diagnosis means for you and your family, or coping with the struggle of being left in the dark without a diagnosis.
We want to assure you that the treatments we use are science-based and have great evidence in helping managing and learning to live a life with pain. Pain doesn't have to mean suffering it can be an empowering acceptance and finding purpose through the pain. Learning to live a life with quality.
Therapy can be helpful if you are supporting a loved one who is undergoing treatments, pain and illness. It can often leave you feeling exhausted, tired, overwhelmed, and helpless watching someone you love struggle greatly.
Pain and illness doesn't impact one person, it impacts everyone near and dear. Not everyone will understand and show the empathy and compassion that you are in need of.
Learning through therapy how to set healthy boundaries, receive compassionate care, feel supported with new resources/tools, and build better support for yourself, as you support and care for others.
It shouldn't be selfish seeking help, but most commonly people feel like seeing a therapist may feel selfish. Some people may say to themselves, "I'm not the one who needs help" or "I can help and want to help, but it's alot".
Everyone needs help and support whether its learning to cope with a diagnosis, setting boundaries, and improving your own self-care therapy can help you along your journey.