I know, Because I’ve been there.
Diagnosis: Dermatomyositis (auto Immune Disorder)
Symptoms: Pain in muscles, rash on face
State of Mind: distracted, vulnerable, depressed
Thoughts that went into my head:
What if I never get better? What if my friends and family can’t, or won’t support me anymore? How will I deal with the physical pain? The loneliness? What do I do if no one believes me? Everyone seems to think it’s my fault I’m ill, or it’s all in my head. I can’t do normal things. Will my life be spent taking concoction of immune suppressants and steroids?
Are these thoughts familiar? They are to me because they used to plague me every day. Every time someone asked about my health, my future, or what my plans were for the evening.
Having a chronic illness is really, incredibly hard. The emotional turmoil that comes along with it can make life almost unbearable.
And that’s where Mind-Body Medicine of yoga Therapy comes in. I found hope and courage in my future by learning to live in the present. I took joy in what my body could do each day. Having the tools offered to me by my therapist I was able to create the right environment for growth. I watched my body slowly begin to heal.
If you are suffering with a chronic condition and would like to empower yourself to better manage your own health, please get in touch.