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woman recovered from chronic pain using mindful awareness and pain reprocessing therapy. Mindbody Syndrome. Neuroplastic pain. Mindbody Medicine.

Are you in pain?

Think you've tried everything?

Well, you probably haven't.

There's a new, better way to recover from chronic pain and other persistent symptoms

Welcome to The Mindbody Approach! 

I know this sounds like a big statement, but it is true: you can recover from chronic pain and other persistent symptoms and live a pain-free life. No matter how long you have been in pain or how severe your pain is.

 

Yes, I'm talking about full recovery, not the management of symptoms or learning how to cope with the pain. This is a complete paradigm shift!

 

Recent studies show that Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) and similar neuroplasticity therapies can reverse most chronic pain conditions by helping you understand the actual cause of your pain, shifting your nervous system out of chronic fight or flight, and by retraining your brain.

Try a FREE Somatic Tracking Exercise

Somatic Tracking is one of the core techniques to retrain your brain to interpret signals from your body correctly and turn off the pain. Try it for yourself!

Chronic pain sufferer using somatic tracking to mindfully explore uncomfortable sensations in a neutral way. Brain retraining

Retrain your brain to fix your pain!

Traditionally, pain treatment focuses on the area where pain is felt. This works well for acute pain. But tissues heal, and if pain sticks around past the 3-6 months mark (that's when tissue healing is complete), the pain story changes! And the treatment approach needs to change as well!

 

We now know that most chronic pain isn’t caused by underlying structural problems, meaning that the pain is often not - or no longer - driven by a physical issue in the body.

So where is the pain coming from if not from the hurting body?

Modern pain science shows that up to 88 % of chronic pain is caused by neural pathways that your brain has learned and is now defaulting to and the misfiring of pain circuits. We also speak of a sensitized nervous system, 'Primary Chronic Pain', 'Neuroplastic Pain' or "Mindbody Syndrome (TMS)'.

In simpler terms, your brain is making a mistake, and the good news is that this mistake can be corrected by retraining your brain.

​And I can show you how to do it.

A happy woman running pain free after overcoming chronic pain with PRT

"Chronic Pain is surprisingly treatable - when patients focus on the brain"

What clients are saying about working with Simone

"The sessions with Simone have been significantly helping me with both my physical and mental health. I'm learning how to truly care for myself."

Is this you?

feeling isolated by chronic pain or persistent symptoms

Is your world getting smaller and smaller?

Chronic pain is often completely invisible to others and can feel very isolating! You are putting on a brave face so people don't know how bad things are, but over time, you have withdrawn more and more from friends and activities you used to love.

worried about the future, chronic pain, headache,

Are you afraid you're never going to get better?

You've been to every specialist under the sun and tried all the therapies out there, yet nothing has helped. The opposite is true. Your pain or symptoms have gotten worse and even spread to other areas of your body over time. You feel more and more broken. 

Prescription Drugs. opioid crisis. Pain killers.

Have you been told that you'd need to learn to live with it?

Unfortunately, once our highly specialized and structurally-focused medical professionals have exhausted their treatment options, they often send you off to 'manage' your symptoms.

 

But you can do better!

Woman thinking about her multitude of chronic symptoms that no-one can explain.

Back pain (including most degenerative changes and disk bulges)

Neck pain (including most degenerative changes and disk bulges)*

Other chronic musculoskeletal pain*

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome*

Irritable Bladder Syndrome*

Chronic headaches*

Migraine*

Pelvic Pain

Dizziness

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Hypersensitivity Syndromes

Fibromyalgia

Arthritis

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Interstitial cystitis

Tennis elbow

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)*

Many skin conditions/eczema

Anxiety

Other medically unexplained chronic pain

Other medically unexplained chronic fatigue

It is NOT for:

Cancer pain

Autoimmune disease

Clearly diagnosed nerve injury

Some arthritic conditions

*If you have had an exam from a physician that shows neurological impairment, this is NOT an appropriate treatment.

 

Before you start mindbody coaching, you need to see a doctor to rule out that another disease is causing your pain/symptoms. That being said, most of the before-mentioned pain presentations and symptoms can be effectively treated by neuroplasticity approaches via mindbody coaching.

Victory over chronic pain. Recover from chronic pain with mindbody coaching online.

Pain coaching is a relatively new category.

Our medical world is still firmly hung up on the outdated biomedical model of pain, i.e., treating pain where it hurts with expensive procedures, physical approaches, or strong medication. If this approach worked, we would see the number of people in pain decreasing. Sadly, the opposite is true. Today, more than 50 million US adults suffer from chronic pain – that is more than 1 in 5 adults in America (NHIS date, 2021). And the numbers are rising.

The good news is that modern pain neuroscience has come a long way. We now understand that there is more to pain than just the biology of our bodies. In reality, pain is a biopsychosocial experience.

EVERYTHING matters when it comes to pain: our bodies (to a surprisingly small extent), our psyche (what we think, believe, and feel), and our social environment (how much support we have, work environment, race/ethnicity, access to care, etc).

This outlook on chronic pain offers us a new approach to working with the brain and thereby downregulating or eliminating chronic pain. And it doesn’t involve treating the location of your pain.

Simone Holderbach, Pain Recovery Coach, Mindbody Coach, Pain Specialist, Integrative Mindbody Therapies

I help chronic pain sufferers get rid of their pain so they can finally get back to doing the things they love.  

 

I am absolutely fascinated by the power of our brain and I study everything I can on the topic of neuroscience that will benefit our health and well-being.

 

Ever since entering the field of manual therapy over a decade ago, I found my passion in helping others get out of pain and stay out of pain. I specialize in a variety of cutting-edge brain-based treatment modalities and became a go-to therapist for complex pain conditions in the Seattle area. I’m also a certified Life and Mindset Coach, a licensed massage therapist, and a registered hypnotherapist in the State of Washington. 

Via Zoom, I help clients around the world overcome mindbody syndromes with Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Psychophysiologic Symptom Relief Therapies, pain neuroscience education, graded exposure and desensitization, somatic tracking, mindfulness, and other tools and techniques such as breath work, NLP or self-hypnosis. My passion is to teach clients how much power their brain has over their pain experience and how they can effectively harness that power to overcome their suffering by retraining the brain. Nothing gives me more joy than walking alongside my clients on their journey and seeing them get better. 

 

The fact that mind-body medicine is finally gaining more traction among medical professionals excites me beyond measure! 

 

I currently live in the Seattle metro area with my sons Toby (18) and Noah (14). In my free time, I love to travel, explore nature, or look at real estate listings of ridiculously expensive houses by the ocean (a girl can dream, right?!).

If you're interested in learning more about me, my approach, or what coaching with me would look like, I invite you to take a look around this website or use the button below to connect with me. I look forward to it! 

 

And always remember to be kind to yourself!

Simone

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Chronic pain is often reversible with this effective, scientifically proven, step-by-step method: 

01

Knowledge Therapy - Always step one of your healing journey

  • Learn how the pain system works, why chronic pain develops, and what keeps it alive and often worsening over time.

  • Understand the mind-body connection and how EVERYTHING matters when it comes to pain.

 

  • Gather evidence of how much your brain and the state of your nervous system affect your pain experience.

02

Skill-Building via Pain Reprocessing Therapy

  • Learn to interrupt the pain-fear cycle that has been keeping your pain alive with somatic tracking, mindfulness, graded exposure, and desensitization exercises. 

  • Increase feelings of safety, lightness, and positive sensations, and calm your nervous system.

 

  • Explore triggers and emotional barriers
     

  • Cultivate self-compassion and self-kindness, and develop healthy boundaries.

03

Real Life Integration

  • Doing the work: implement what you're learning into your day-to-day routines

 

  • Learn how to safely re-introduce movement because movement is medicine!
     

  • Make your life bigger by getting back to doing the things you love and have missed out on for too long. 
     

  • Add more joy and fun to your days!

04

Relapse Prevention Tools

  • Pain is part of being human. We all get it.
     

  • So whether it's a flare of previous symptoms or a new pain or symptom: You'll leave coaching with a solid set of tools and you'll know exactly what to do when a setback happens.
     

  • Get your life back!

CHRONIC BACK PAIN

CHRONIC BACK PAIN

UNDERSTANDING NOCIPLASTIC PAIN

Ashar, Y. K., et al. (2021). “Effect of Pain Reprocessing Therapy vs Placebo and Usual Care for Patients With Chronic Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA Psychiatry.

Donnino, M. W., et al. (2021). “Psychophysiologic symptom relief therapy for chronic back pain: a pilot randomized controlled trial.” Pain Rep 6(3): e959.

Galli, F. ,et al. (2023). “Nociplastic pain is a new descriptor of chronic pain and includes conditions that arise despite no clear evidence of actual or threatened tissue damage. ” J Pers Med. 2023 Feb; 13(2): 310.

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