Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates
A Psychological Corporation
It's time to Live Your Excellence
"Turn your wounds into Wisdom."
- Oprah Winfrey
New understandings from neuroscience can help us rapidly and effectively reprocess difficult experiences and build the coping skills necessary to thrive while managing chronic pain symptoms.
CONNECT – A group for young people managing chronic pain
CONNECT is a 10-week therapeutic group designed specifically for teens and young adults (ages 16-25) managing chronic pain. In this group, members will be invited to connect with others over the impact of their shared experiences, and connect with themselves through gaining insight into key areas of Self-Awareness, Self-Care, and Self-Advocacy, while building neuroscience-based coping skills necessary to thrive in today’s world in the company of their peers.
Research shows 20-35% of young people worldwide experience chronic pain, while up to 80% of adults with chronic pain report experiencing symptoms since childhood or adolescence. Despite the prevalence of chronic pain in children, adolescents, and young adults, it is a topic that is rarely discussed. If you are suffering from chronic pain and have struggled to find others your age who are coping with similar experiences, you are not alone.
CONNECT is designed to provide a space for young people managing chronic pain to engage with each other while enhancing their social, emotional, and psychological resilience and coping skills. We will explore how to leverage the impact of thoughts on physical and emotional wellbeing, the dynamics of caring for self and others, and the potential within activating innate inner strengths on our own behalf.
Dr. Truitt and her team are ready to help you discover a deeper connection with yourself and others, and empower you to live your most fulfilled and sustainable life. Contact Dr. Kate Truitt and her team today for a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation.
Humans are wired to seek out connection and understanding from others. Being with others who share a similar experience can vastly reduce the sense of suffering and isolation that can accompany chronic pain.
Altering how we think about physical pain can impact our experience of it, including its intensity.
Chronic pain can make the entire nervous system more sensitive to stimuli, painful or not. Our brain is programed to associate pain with danger. When we experience prolonged physical pain, the brain can encode that experience as a traumatic experience, meaning change and healing can occur using techniques from brain-based trauma treatments.