This is a specialist area approached with caution. The most important ethical consideration is that our talking therapies are used only when the cause of the pain is already known and has been diagnosed by a medical practitioner. For example, pain is sometimes a symptom of a more serious underlying condition which must be treated first.
Tonic has an elite group of therapists who can offer pain management. In understanding how, it is helpful to know that doctors prescribe anti-depressants to control pain.
The reason is that pain is largely a result of our thinking about it. Thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, emotions and behaviours all influence and regulate how our central nervous system processes pain sensations. They can cause our central nervous system to amplify pain sensation, or dampen them.
Thus the goal of Tonic's specialists is to produce deep relaxation for the reduction of fear, tension and anxiety. We want our Clients to regain a sense of control over their well-being. It works best when the person really needs it to work.
Reality check: The brain can only think about one thing at one time. If you are in pain, make sure it is thinking about what your Tonic Therapist is saying.
Tonic - the mind's First Aid centre for the pains of life.
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How to get started
If you are a new client all you have to do is -
- Register as a Tonic client. It is free.
- As a new client we want to prove the value of our therapy, so a half-hour session costs only £40, which is less than a course of pain killers
- Registration enables you to pay via PayPal and that is it. There is no further commitment, no contract, no auto-renewal or direct debit mandate. There are not even any hidden extras and your therapist will even pay for the phone call.