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Chronic Lower Back Pain Recovery: Fitness & Therapy

Here's a link to an article about the links between #ChronicLowerBackPain and #Depression, #Anxiety and #Trauma: find out more about how I use #therapy and #fitness to help people recover.... Chronic Lower Back Pain, Stress and Trauma: Is It Time to Think Differently About Pain? (welldoing.org)

When you want to exercise but #depression and #anxiety are holding you back

I've dscussed the benefits of exercise for people living with depression, anxiety and #trauma in other posts on this site: in this Vlog, I talk about how these conditions actually make it really difficult for people to summon the energy and confidence they need to be able to go to the gym or for a run in the park, just at the moment when they could most benefit from doing so, and how #EMDR can help you find what you need within yourself to begin to exercise:

Working with the Mind in the Body

Here is a link to an article I've had published about my thoughts on how to combine #psychotherapy with #fitness to help people recover from #depression #trauma and #anxiety, now that I am both a psychotherapist and a fitness instructor: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellor-articles/working-with-the-mind-in-the-body-combining-psychotherapy-with-fitness

Therapeutic Fitness

In this video, I discuss how I am planning to combine #psychotherapy with #fitness to help people work through #depression, #trauma and #anxiety, now that I am both a psychotherapist and fitness instructor:

Mind & Body Health: why I'm becoming a fitness instructor as well as a psychotherapist.

I've been a #therapist (first a counsellor and now a psychotherapist) for over twenty years and a few months ago, decided that I wanted to train as a #PersonalTrainer. I've successfully completed the first stage of the training and am now a Level Two #GymInstructor. This week I will start the next stage of the training to actually become a Personal Trainer. This isn't just about having something different to do (in most of my therapy work, I sit very still and listen in a sma

Escaping Trauma: recovering from trauma when you have been deliberately targeted.

Any #trauma , including a natural disaster like an earthquake or a random accident can be really hard to move on from, but there is something particularly difficult I think, about being deliberately targeted by someone: in an assault, such as a #rape, #sexualassault or violent attack, the attacker makes a deliberate choice to attack the victim. The assault itself will be painful and terrifying. It may be over in minutes or seconds but the impact can last for years. The psycho