Why coaching for chronic pain?

Lyn, Take Courage Coaching™  program graduate

Before Take Courage Coaching™ I thought I had ways to manage my pain, but I had no idea about the science-based tools that were going to blend together over the next year and open up my severely painful, withdrawn, pain-centered life.

I learned that we really do have the power to change both our life experience of pain, as well as our physical pain. I know all too well the pain in my body, but now I have a great understanding of the pain-brain and how the mind and body live in tandem. With knowledge and intentionality I now have countless ways to influence them and control my pain.

It can be hard to hold on when all you have in your life is constant pain. An amazingly dedicated coach—whose coaching style is based on self-reliance (so I can coach myself too)—and a sense of community from my caring groupmates provided much-needed momentum and ongoing support.

I can see all around me people who need this brilliantly-constructed program. As much as we pain patients search for help, this really is like stepping out of the dark. My wish is for everyone to be as fortunate as I have become.