With a background in medical science and post-graduate training as a P.S.H. therapist, Belinda delights in the incredible changes people can make to their health and happiness when they allow their emotional subconscious mind to resolve their issues instead of consciously trying to talk through or analyse their problems.
Regularly receiving referrals from allied health professionals, Belinda works with people of all ages from children as young as 6 years of age to adults in their later years of life. Special areas of interest include working with children to overcome anxiety type issues as well as helping people overcome chronic pain issues – be it emotional or physical pain (not surprisingly the two are often interlinked).
Belinda is also the principal trainer for I.C.S.T.R.(Aust), the only training school in Australia offering the P.S.H. Practitioner training programme.
Having experienced cancer first hand (twice), Belinda also loves to support people in recovering their quality of life after the trauma of diagnosis. Belinda founded the Overcoming Chronic Pain programme in 2017. The Overcoming Chronic Pain programme is run regularly at Entire Physio.
Belinda is available by appointment at Entire Physio on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Overcoming Chronic Pain
Late January 2020
By P.S.H. Therapist: Belinda Hawkins @embracing chemo
What we now know about chronic pain, is that it is more about the sensitivity of the nervous system, than any physical injury.
And one of the best analogies to help someone understand how to overcome chronic pain, is that of a polluted river.
The river representing your nervous system.
Imagine for a moment every bit of pollution in the river represents how much chronic pain a person is experiencing.
Now cleaning up the river involves getting rid of the pollution, doesn’t it.
So if you like, physio, chiro, acupuncture, medication, relaxation, exercise, changes in diet, improved sleep etc – all the excellent things you are doing – are all designed to reduce the chronic pain.
In other words, applying these strategies in your life is helping to take the pollution out of the river.
But what if there’s a factory upstream pouring chemicals into the river as quickly as you can bucket them out?
That’s exactly what’s happening with chronic pain.
You see, chronic pain is our brains way of alerting us to danger. If the brain detects a threat, then it will do its very best to make sure we are aware of the problem.
Therefore, it continues to send out the pain signal.
What most people don’t realise, is subconscious factors, such as our emotional state – anxiety, depression, fear, anger, unresolved trauma – even our beliefs – can all signify danger to the brain. And this in turn causes the brain to send out a pain signal.
So in order to overcome chronic pain we need to look upstream as well as downstream.
In addition to the benefits of physical therapies, we must also resolve our emotional issues and at a subconscious level.
P.S.H. therapy is designed to help you do just that – gently, quickly and easily.
If you’d like to understand more about overcoming chronic pain, please feel free to contact me at Entire Physio.
I look forward to working with you,
At Entire Physio, we aim to provide you with the best support for your chronic pain. To book an appointment with Belinda, please follow the link below:
Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it!