heal the root-cause, retrain your brain
The Chronic Pain Protocol is a science-backed approach to healing chronic pain.
In this process, we will use a blend of Hypnotherapy and Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) to release the root-cause and retrain the brain to interpret and respond differently to pain signals from the body.
With these proven methods, chronic pain can be dramatically decreased, and even eliminated all together.
"Although we saw changes in the severity of my symptoms after the first session, 7 months ago, it’s now been 3 months since finishing the programme and I can still say, I have no migraines, chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia or brain fog! My mood has improved, I feel hopeful, optimistic, energetic and refreshed."
THE GOAL IS to Eliminate pain
The focus is not on pain management, it's on pain elimination.
My approach is to use Hypnotherapy to access deeper parts of the subconscious mind and release the emotional root-cause so that your body can move out of a state of chronic pain and create a healing environment.
Once we have resolved the cause of the pain, we use Pain Reprocessing Therapy to train your brain to reinterpret signals from the body and break the pain cycle.
BACKED BY SCIENCE
A randomized controlled study at the University of Colorado Boulder validated Pain Reprocessing Therapy as the most effective current treatment for chronic pain.
In the study, there were 100 chronic back pain patients. Half of them received PRT twice a week for four weeks, and half of them received treatment as usual. In the PRT group, 98% of patients improved and 66% of patients were pain-free or nearly pain-free at the end of treatment.
These outcomes were largely maintained one year later. Read more about the Boulder Back Pain Study Here.
"You can tell that Katie is extremely passionate about what she is doing and wants to help. I reached out for help with my chronic migraines but she helped me with so much more than just that. I now use tools and techniques that she taught me in my day to day."
-Zoe, British Columbia
Hypnotherapy is a technique that allows us to temporarily quiet the Conscious Mind to connect directly with the Subconscious Mind where we can rapidly and effectively release beliefs and trauma that are affecting our quality of life.
When you enter a state of Hypnosis, you are entering a state of deepened focus or heightened consciousness where you can begin to reshape learned behaviors, triggers, and negative associations to bring about immediate and permanent changes.
Gliding into a state of Hypnosis is as easy as following along to the sound of my voice, it's a very relaxing and gentle method for healing and personal growth.
As a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, with a Medical Hypnotherapy Specialty, working with your Subconscious Mind is my area of expertise. Together we can help you free yourself of any mental or emotional block that stands between you and your health.
PAIN REPROCESSING THERAPY
Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) is a system of psychological techniques that retrains the brain to interpret and respond to signals from the body properly, subsequently breaking the cycle of chronic pain.
Pain Reprocessing Therapy has five main components:
1. education about the brain origins and reversibility of pain,
2. gathering and reinforcing personalized evidence for the brain origins and reversibility of pain,
3. attending to and appraising pain sensations through a lens of safety,
4. addressing other emotional threats,
5. gravitating to positive feelings and sensations.
After a couple sessions with Katie my chiropractor was adjusting me and noticed a massive difference! Some of my regular spots didn’t need attention, and other spots were extremely easy to adjust. Which wasn’t normal!
-Lynnette, British Columbia
Is this Protocol right for You?
The Chronic Pain Protocol is designed for chronic pain, which is defined by pain lasting longer than 3-6 months, including some diagnosed conditions. If you have questions about your specific pain/condition book a free consultation to speak with me directly.
Back Pain (including disc degeneration/disc bulge)
Neck Pain (including whiplash)
Joint Pain (such as arthritis)
Migraines and Headaches
Muscle and Nerve Pain (such as fibromyalgia and ME/CFS)
Pain from a past injury or surgery
Pain associated to a Chronic Illness/Disease
Consult your doctor before making any changes to your current medical care. I cannot diagnose any conditions, nor can I make recommendations regarding your medication, diet, or current treatments.
I was able to visit places within myself that felt so huge and complex and confronting, and meet them with curiosity, connection, kindness, grace and understanding. So empowering and freeing.
Don't take my word for it, see the results for yourself
I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome in 2019 and fibromyalgia in 2020. I was at the end of my tether with the complexity and unpredictability of the symptoms and flare ups. It was impeding every aspect of my life, sometimes I didn’t have the energy to shower, eat or talk! I had extensive absence from work and I ended up giving up my 7 year career.
I contacted Katie and a signed up for her Chronic Healing 1:1 programme, I had tried medication, acupuncture, pain, sleep and chronic fatigue clinics but was left to self manage because they are ‘chronic long-term conditions’. I felt like the hewing programme was the only option and had nothing to lose but so much to possibly gain- even if I was 10% improved at the end of it. The most debilitating symptoms symptoms I suffered were chronic migraines, chronic insomnia, fatigue, chronic pain and brain fog.
Although we saw changes in the severity of my symptoms after the first session, 7 months ago, it’s now been 3 months since finishing the programme and I can still say, I have no migraines, chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia or brain fog! My mood has improved, I feel hopeful, optimistic, energetic and refreshed.
I now consider myself to be in remission from these conditions. I feel like a totally different person and that period in my live seems like a distant memory. I now have a quality of life, happiness and feel reborn!
I cannot thank and recommend Katie enough, she is very experienced and knowledgeable, kind, empathetic and patient. She also made me feel safe and heard every step of the way. She really has given me a second chance to live the life of my dreams. Thank you
Something was pulling me towards working with Katie, and exploring hypnotherapy for the first time and I’m so glad I did. I’ve tried many different modalities and met many practitioners on my road with chronic illness and with supporting my mental health, and finding people who have your back and are as skilled as Katie is at holding space with so much compassion, wisdom, creativity, respect and integrity is gold. Katie’s passion, joy and strong sense of purpose within her work is palpable.
It has been such deep, sacred, healing work, only made possible because I felt so safe and supported and believed in, what a huge gift, thank you! I was able to visit places within myself that felt so huge and complex and confronting, and meet them with curiosity, connection, kindness, grace and understanding. So empowering and freeing.
It’s been such a fascinating process, full of so much learning and exploration and growth. I’ve loved and appreciated how many different tools and techniques Katie shared and how tailored it was to my needs, and the recordings after each session were wonderful, to continue on at home. I’m so thankful our paths crossed, and I look forward to continuing our work together in the future.
I went on to have two normal menstrual cycles which is huge for me! The first ones in at least five years. Currently I am having more symptoms than I had been but I know healing is not linear and I had been slacking on my own mindset work. I am so grateful for the work we did and even though it didn’t just “disappear” it improved! And I am so happy with that.
LYNNETTE, BRITISH COLUMBIA
I work an extremely physically demanding job and have utilized chiropractic care on a regular basis for years. My body is a project to ‘fix’ and it’s always the same spots causing me grief.
After a couple sessions with Katie my chiropractor was adjusting me and noticed a massive difference! Some of my regular spots didn’t need attention, and other spots were extremely easy to adjust. Which wasn’t normal! We talked about the hypnosis sessions I had done, and he confidently said ‘isn’t it amazing how your body responds once that trauma has been released!’ I had no idea that the issues I had for so long were more a result of suppressed trauma than work.
I have completed 6 hypnosis session, and I now go way longer between adjustments, and have no issues breathing when doing mass exertion and exercise. Major wins physically and I wish I had done hypnosis sooner!
zoe, british columbia
I was not sure what to expect at all when signing up for hypnotherapy with Katie but I am very glad that I did! She made me feel very comfortable and explained everything along the way. You can tell that Katie is extremely passionate about what she is doing and wants to help. I reached out for help with my chronic migraines but she helped me with so much more than just that. I now use tools and techniques that she taught me in my day to day. If you are thinking about a session with Katie then reach out to her as you won't be disappointed.
Katie is such a kind, caring woman to work with. And I'll never forget our second hypnotherapy session, it was amazing, it was priceless, it was worth the whole investment. Truly! Katie, you are tuned in, and a beautiful gift to those that work with you. xoxo.