People with chronic pain, stress-related persistent complaints following for example after (car) accidents, unexplained or recurrent symptoms are often desperate. Medical examination and (body) therapies have not brought sufficient or any relief in many cases.
Often, these complaints are related to a disturbance of the balance between physical and mental load in relation to living conditions. The interaction is not always clear. When the reduced physical condition and the life load persist, the Psychosomatics complaints can become stronger and even become chronical.
How do you get back in balance?
Together with you, I investigate what these physical and psychological complaints mean mentally, emotionally and spiritually. After this survey, we determine your therapy goals and we make a treatment plan to reduce or eliminate your symptoms. When all relevant aspects of your life circumstances are reviewed, we focus on your abilities. You will learn to use these, so you yourself can restore and maintain your balance.
Sometimes the help of other professionals is necessary in the approach of Psychosomatics complaints. In that case I work together with other experts, such as general practitioners, medical specialists, psychologists and / or occupational physicians. With interim assessments and reports we match the treatment plans to each other, so the chance of (full) recovery increases.
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Physical complaints, such as
- muscle and joint pain;
- headaches, neck and back pain;
- breathlessness, chest tightness, palpitations;
- stomach and abdominal discomfort;
- reduced resistance;
- (chronic) unexplained complaints.
Psychological symptoms, such as
- general feeling of discomfort;
- irritable, restless or agitation;
- poor sleep or sleeping too much;
- bleak outlook, worrying too much;
- anxious and uncertain;
- no longer able to enjoy and relax;
- overeating and smoking, excessive use of alcohol and drugs;
- no longer having sex or having excessive/compulsary sex drive.
Therapy goals, such as:
- understanding the cause of your symptoms and the factors that maintain your complaints, such as setting limits or your part in the situation;
- becoming aware of your breathing and learning relaxation techniques;
- increasing your physical and mental load through targeted, slowly increasing physical strain;
- improving your healthy body feeling and increasing your body awareness;
- learning to feel and to respect your limits, both physically and psychologically;
- improving the insight of your complaints / restrictions in your daily functioning;
- dealing in a different way with your complaints / restrictions;
- strengthening confidence in your physical and mental functioning, by which your self-confidence and self-image are affected.
Living conditions that could play a role are:
- excessive workload;
- strong emotional events;
- relational problems;
- loss of loved ones;
- disease processes.