Responding to three decades of pain.
I am an adult learning health education specialist and had to retire eight years ago due to my chronic pain. The pain started in the late seventies and has gained momentum over the years. I was feeling miserable and had a victim mind focus, until the past few years. I have been to every pain clinic that was within my reach and the local hospital ones are good, but not great! So I decided to use my background in Biochemistry and Adult Learning and Training to start up my own pain management program using all natural techniques. As I am not a doctor, I do NOT give medical advice nor do I talk to people on medication. If people ask me about these things, I don't continue the conversation. However, I have people learning about neuroplasticity and NLP and they are meditating with my own Guided Pain Meditations over a period of five weeks. I also have them eating a balanced anti-inflammatory diet, stretching twice daily and meditating every day. It is all natural and the results are coming in very positive. I have an excellent speaker on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming); he is a master practitioner and trainer, and then another speaker who is a Therapeutic Massage Therapist who gives the participants stretches to do twice each day. I guess my point is that you don't need to be a doctor to help people with this stuff. Yes I do charge them, but only to cover my costs. Participants get my booklet and five discs of meditations to take home, along with lots of great reference material and worksheets. I would like to draw up a community model for different communities to start up their own classes. I know it can be done! Also in the course we encourage participants to buddy up with someone so that after the course, they may like to stay in contact and act as a support to their buddy.
Is anyone else interested in me drawing up a model for courses? I have written adult education courses for most of my adult life, so I won't have any trouble doing it. The trainer will have to be trained and then the group could have a national point of focus so that all courses can be kept up to date. Let me know if you think this is a good idea. 😉