At the Trauma Recovery Clinic we provide one-to-one treatment for people who are suffering emotional and psychological difficulties or physical pain conditions following prolonged stress, trauma, or severely distressing or threatening experiences.
Traumatic stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and accompanying pain conditions, can follow events in which grave physical, mental or emotional harm occurred or was threatened. These include unrelenting stress, violence or abuse of any kind, accidents, disasters, medical intervention, assaults, or involvement in war or conflict.
We provide specialist treatment for psychological distress and nervous system dysregulation, and for acute and chronic pain conditions and syndromes.
Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Traumatic stress and PTSD symptoms include flashbacks and intrusive memories, anxiety and panic attacks, sleeping problems, breathing problems and digestion problems. Mood swings and depression, increased feelings of vulnerability, withdrawal and difficulty in making and maintaining relationships are also common.
We use myofascial release and somatic experiencing for a large range of pain conditions including neck and back pain, headaches and migraines, frozen shoulder, RSI, jaw problems, scar tissue and adhesions, chronic or undiagnosed pain, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Trauma and traumatic stress can affect us both physically and psychologically. Often the two are interlinked. We use two approaches, sometimes within the same session: for physical pain conditions we use myofascial release, triggerpoint therapy, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, advanced soft tissue and massage techniques and finally Pilates movement to bring recovery from pain conditions and syndromes.
For psychological stress and PTSD we use Somatic Experiencing for
repairing dysregulation and returning the nervous system to healthy ‘normal’ levels. We approach panic attacks, anxiety, flashbacks, and many other nervous system symptoms by gently adjusting autonomic nervous system dysregulation. We also use NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) and psychoneuroimmunology approaches where appropriate.
Healing The Effects of Trauma
Trauma can affect us in many ways, psychologically and physically. We provide specialist treatment for psychological and nervous system problems and for pain conditions and syndromes.
Anne Cheshire is a bodyworker and practitioner in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE).
She works one-to-one with those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Stress and related conditions.