About Multidisciplinary Packages
An empowering journey towards a meaningful life
Sometimes persistent pain and fatigue can get in the way of living a full and meaningful life.
For different reasons, alongside pain, we face multiple challenges at the same time and this can lead to loose the real perception of who we are and what is important to us.
When do we advice a Multidisciplinary intervention?
Is your pain taking over important areas of your life?
Since your pain started, do you feel trapped and don't know where to begin to get your life back?Since your pain started, have you distanced yourself from people you love?
Do you wish people around you could understand the way you feel?
Would you like to increase your fitness levels but you are afraid of getting worse?
Would you like to reconnect with the meaning in your life?
Do you often feel on edge, tense or stressed because of pain?
If you answered Yes to one or more of these questions or have realised that pain has taken over your life from different points of view, you might highly benefit from a multidisciplinary intervention by using one of our Multidisciplinary Packages (Basic or Advanced - see in the "Services" button above).
Meet The Team
During our work, you will discover how your body and mind are responding to this challenging experience of living with persistent pain and the challenges that come with it in your day-to-day life.
We will work on those contributing factors that might make the pain worse, and, at the end of our sessions, you will be able to experience more easiness within your body and more tolerable symptoms.
During the Physiotherapy sessions, we will use many different body techniques, such as mindful movements (from the Yoga tradition), breath-work, stretches, and simple exercises.
We will do this very gently. We will go through some educational explanations on how our nervous system works and its connections with pain and the “stress response” (or fight/flight/freeze). You will slowly discover what your window of tolerance looks like (e.g. hyper vs hypo-arousal physiological state), learn to notice your body signals (not just pain), ways to self-regulate and concepts like activity pacing.
Together, we will explore what works for you to build a more relaxed physiological state, where health, growth and restoration can take place, all in a compassionate and kind atmosphere where nothing will be forced, but only chosen by you according to your needs, preferences, and values.
The psychological approach of the programme will be adapted to your specific needs and the psychological challenges you have faced since your pain started. As a psychologist, different modalities will be combined using Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), with the main goal for you to adapt to your pain, rediscover your meaning and build a better version of yourself while pain is not stopping you from living the life that you deserved.
Advantages of working with us
We are both trained and highly experienced in working with people with various chronic pain-related conditions.
We use both the same models and treatment framework (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness). Valentina is also a knowledgeable healthcare professional in Highly Sensitive People and trauma-sensitive body practices. In her work, Margarita combines Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with another model well used in Pain Management called Compassion-Focused Therapy.
You will choose the pace you want to use for this work together; sessions can be scheduled once a week or every 2-3 weeks; we can be flexible in this journey.
You will get audios of mindfulness practices, resources (e.g. slides, links to Youtube videos or websites), and if you choose the Basic Package, we will be in touch via email once a week to check your progress or answer your questions.