Just capturing current thoughts in this post, I could source and link the research, but I’m just not up for it now… however, if you have questions on it, leave a comment, and I’ll try to come back to it soon ❤
Here we go:
There are links between developing fibromyalgia and experiencing trauma.
Trauma is anything your brain can’t process.
Fibromyalgia is essentially having a brain stuck in fight or flight mode.
The bio-psycho-social model of addressing pain is relevant, and I don’t know why it’s taken doctors all my adult life to understand that everything is connected, when they wouldn’t believe me it was from the start.
I’m really glad to have found a few doctors who seem to GET IT. Including the newest few practitioners.
I’m interested in pursuing this EMDR treatment to address trauma.
These are all pieces of a structure that’s working to build healing.
I’m interested in further exploring all of this and it’s connections to art, particularly the method of art I’ve been practicing, and how I might use it to help heal trauma for others in the future.
IF I EVER FEEL BETTER. thoughts. hope.
off to walk the dog, get some sunshine, and then come home and paint it all out.