To give you some examples of what a first session of mind-body coaching for pelvic pain relief is like, I recorded a couple of sessions with volunteers. You might be hesitant to consider mind-body coaching if the concept is unfamiliar to you. These two sessions will help you get an idea of what to expect and demonstrates the benefits of mind-body coaching.
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I was Skeptical
I know from my personal experience that mind-body coaching for pelvic pain relief can be a foreign concept. I was skeptical when I first started following mind-body coach, Abigail Steidley. I looked at her rates for coaching and felt like it was a big investment for something I didn’t know much about. However, I was intrigued that she was able to find relief from chronic pelvic pain and I wanted to know how she did it.
About 6 months into following Abigail she offered a telecourse. I got on her free introductory call and then decided to give it a try. That was my turning point in diving into the mind-body approach to healing. After the telecourse I signed up for group coaching where I benefited from being coached personally and also from hearing the other women being coached.
What to Expect
Just like a regular client both my volunteers had a 30 minute consultation with me where we chatted about what she was looking for in mind-body coaching. Before our first coaching session she completed a questionnaire to give me more information about herself, her experience with pelvic pain, and what she wanted to get out of coaching. Then we met on a free conference calling service for the session.
Easy Ways to Listen
I encourage you to download these two sessions and load them on your iPod or smart phone. Then you can listen to the recordings while you’re driving, doing chores or gardening.
My Hopes for You
In listening to me coaching these women, I hope you will get to know me better and that you’ll learn some new approaches to your own chronic pain healing through the mind-body practices demonstrated in the sessions.
I hope that if you’ve been on the fence about coaching this will help you make the decision to contact me for a free 30-minute consultation.
Michelle is a woman in her early 50s who has experienced pelvic pain symptoms including interstitial cystitis, low back pain, migraines, and irritable bowel syndrome for over 25 years. She wanted help with calming her mind, experiencing the physical pain-emotion connection, and learn how to decrease her stress. In this session she was able to allow her physical discomfort, experience a sense of relief and begin calming her mind.
Sarah is a woman in her early 40s who has experienced pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis symptoms for about 13 years. She has tried many approaches to healing including mind-body practices. She struggles with staying with any type of daily practice for pain relief and often finds herself perusing the internet to try to find an easier way to heal. She wanted help with getting more organized in her healing process. In this session I helped her connect with her body to help her decide which of the many healing practices she has learned to focus on and how to establish the habit of daily practice.
Sarah recently shared this feedback from her session: Checking in on feelings has been life-saving. I don’t know what I would do without the feeling skills, and being able to release the holding in the body around that. I think if I had never been lead through that I could not have ever “gotten it”! And I’ve even been through an 8-week Mind-Body skills course! That should be pre-req! So thank you thank you thank you!
Simply click on the links below to access the recordings.