Pain Reprocessing Therapy/Coaching
As a Freedom From Chronic Pain Practitioner (FCPP) Jessica recognizes the brains primary role in contribution to many chronic conditions including chronic pain. A FCPP uses the latest findings in pain neuroscience to address these conditions.
Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) is a psychological based treatment aimed to help individuals re-conceptualize their pain as caused by non-dangerous brain activity rather then structural damage or injury. The latest Pain research reveals that the vast majority of chronic pain patients do not have an underlying structural or pathological cause for the recurrent pain signal activation. Furthermore, many treatment approaches traditionally used for treating chronic pain work to manage pain symptoms to provide short term results. Comparatively, PRT provides long term strategies aimed to significantly decrease or eliminate chronic pain by altering your relationship to the pain. Studies utilizing PRT support a 66% reduction in chronic back pain symptoms which were sustainable in a one year follow-up.
Jessica uses a combination of pain neuroscience education, mindfulness meditation, reappraisal, cognitive re-framing, somatic and exposure based techniques. PRT aims to shift beliefs about the causes and threat value of pain to provide substantial and durable pain relief.
PRT is not limited to only treating chronic pain since the framework can be extended to also treat anxiety, chronic fatigue and irritable bowel syndrome.
PRT can be offered as an in-clinic format or virtually upon request.