Chronic Pain: a Trauma-Informed view with Georgie Oldfield

 

Who is Georgie Oldfield?

Georgie Oldfield MCSP is a leading physiotherapist and UK Specialist in a global, pioneering approach to chronic pain relief which is evidence-based, educational and focuses on self-empowerment.

Rather than focusing on a management approach by addressing the symptoms, this is an approach aimed at identifying and addressing the underlying reasons for the pain/symptoms persisting.

Unresolved emotions from stress and past trauma, as well as beliefs, learned behaviours and personality traits, fear, depression and anxiety may all play a part in the neural circuits involved, persisting.

Georgie is a clinician, educator and author, having published her book, ‘Chronic Pain: Your Key to Recovery’ in 2014 and co-wrote the book, ‘Psychophysiologic Disorders: Trauma Informed, Interprofessional Diagnosis and Treatment’ in 2019.

She also launched her online recovery programme for the public in 2011. Through her training organisation, SIRPA, Georgie...

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Exploring Adult Child & Parent Dynamics

 

In this wide ranging discussion Daniel Maté speaks with Ryan Hassan & Matt Nettleton (creators of Embodied Processing) about the interesting dynamics between adult children and their parents.

Daniel goes in depth around the challenges and healing he has had with his father Gabor Maté.
Also the need to move away from the term 'boundaries' and more into an attitude of working out what environment we need to create in order for us to thrive as humans.

It's a relationship dynamic that isn't discussed very much in this context. We hope you enjoy the discussion and can take some value for your own life.

Here are recordings of 2 Hello Again workshops facilitated by Daniel & Gabor Maté:
Hello Again 2016
Hello Again 2022

Get in touch with Daniel:
Walk with Daniel - https://www.walkwithdaniel.com/ 
Daniel Maté website - https://www.danielmate.com/ 
Lyrics to Go on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRD8upUhMmCsiQvkFYKQlQ 
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5 Steps to Become a Trauma-Informed Parent

 

When educating on trauma some of the most frequent questions we get from students are around parenting.
"How can I create a safe environment?"
"How do I know if I'm doing the right thing?"
"How do I speak to them?"
"How do I not stuff them up?!"

Join Ryan & Matt (trauma therapists, educators, creators of Embodied Processing & most importantly parents) to discuss 5 steps to become a trauma-informed parent.

Some of the topics to be covered are:
- Self Soothing & Self Regulation
- The Development of the Nervous System
- Attachment vs Authenticity
- The Drug of Approval
- Projecting Our Trauma
- Parent Guilt
- The Trauma-Informed Parenting Blueprint

Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.
Info & Curriculum: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing
Pre-Training Masterclass: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing-pre-training 

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Healing Emotional Survival Patterns (PART 2)

This is part 2, please first refer to part 1 before reading. (click the highlighted link)

Once we have made the relationship conscious and can see all the ways we move away from the emotion we can begin to heal and mend the relationship to it. When inviting anger in, we can begin to experience it fully, notice its qualities and reconnect with this part of ourselves.

Once we can meet it directly, without shunning, reacting, turning away or suppressing then anger no longer needs to be made an orphan, we can learn to integrate the energy back into the totality of our Being.

When this is done we can begin to hold our boundaries, our no means no, our will is our own and we reclaim our sovereignty and sense of individuality.

Learning to stay consciously connected to our experience in this way is an individuation process, one where we step out of the reactivity of our childhood and mature into a separated individual of our own.

Essentially there is no individuation without...

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Embodied Processing Student Interview - Martina Booth

 

Martina Booth (The Jealousy coach) joins us to talk about her experience with the Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.
We talk about being a coach and not sure how to approach trauma to her own transformation of anxiety and what she's achieving with clients now.

"I realised I can't actually help my clients without that missing piece (understanding & processing of trauma)"

Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.
Info & Curriculum: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing
Pre-Training Masterclass: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing-pre-training 


Connect with Martina.
Website: 
www.thejealousycoach.com 
Instagran: @thejealousycoach
Facebook: @thejealousycoach or Martina Booth

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Embodied Processing Student Interview - Sarah Cannata

 

Sarah from Story Telling for the Soul talks about her experience with the Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.
We also cover eating disorders and how she combines writing with the Somatic Therapy EP.

"I started incorporating the techniques on myself and I could see this was going to have a huge impact on people because it was working on me"

Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.
Info & Curriculum: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing
Pre-Training Masterclass: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing-pre-training 

Connect with Sarah.
Website: www.storytellingforthesoul.com
 
Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/StorytellingfortheSoul 
Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/storytellingforthesoul/ 

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Embodied Processing Student Interview - Caroline French

 

A former nurse who has just completed her PHD, Caroline talks about her experience with the Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.

"coming into the community I felt like I'd finally found my people"

Embodied Processing Practitioner Training.
Info & Curriculum: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing
Pre-Training Masterclass: https://www.thecentreforhealing.com/embodied-processing-pre-training 

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Healing Emotional Survival Patterns (PART 1)

Anger, terror, rage, anxiety, helplessness, grief, sadness, joy, happiness, excitement… All of these are human emotions and give life to the landscape of our inner world.

Emotions are what colour the experience of being human, and if our relationship to them is healthy then we can embrace and experience them fully.

On the contrary, if we never experienced a safe space to feel, and our relationship to them is one of resistance, reactivity and rejection, then rather than experiencing emotions which are relevant to the present moment we are often just re-experiencing reactive responses and emotional echoes from our past, in this state life can become repetitive, contracted and filled with suffering. 

How we relate to our emotions is actually how the adults around us related to our emotions when we were children.

Our reaction to our inner experience is based on the outer reaction from our caregivers and adults, essentially we are conditioned to respond to ourselves in the...

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How to take a client through a Root-Cause Therapy session

 

Click the 'play' button on the image above to watch a live Root-Cause Therapy Demo Session ^

 

How to take a client through a Root-Cause Therapy session

 

Step 1. Firstly, there are infinite layers of emotions, blocks and limiting beliefs that could be worked through. It depends on the goals at the time. For example, if you were to decide that you wanted to be the local mayor, different beliefs & traumas may be blocking you as opposed to having a goal of reaching your ideal weight.

 

Step 2. In relation to the goal or intention, you will want to take the client through different emotions, asking them what pops up in their mind when mentioning each one. This can reveal what is being held onto that can be released, again, only in relation to the goal. This will allow more presence, joy and energy in the now to help them to more easily move forward.

 

Step 3. You want to look at their life holistically. How do they measure, not only how they feel certain...

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The Conditioned Nervous System (PART 4)

A trauma-sensitive perspective on abuser/abused, victim/narcissist 

This is part 4, please first refer to part 1, part 2  & part 3 before reading. (Click the highlighted link)

In assisting someone in healing from the position of a victim it is absolutely essential to help them get in touch with their rage and anger, as previously mentioned the qualities of rage when fully contained and embodied are power, strength, autonomy, certainty, will etc.

When we feel connected to our strength and our power we are able to set sufficient boundaries, integrated anger is what makes No mean No, it is what gives us the strength to say ENOUGH and then follow through with appropriate action.

Fully stepping into anger brings us out of a dorsal vagal shutdown into a more healthy sympathetic response to a situation where we are being abused.

The most efficient way I have come across in assisting someone out of the please appease response is to work...

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