Trauma Recovery – all therapy sessions are currently online. 

At the Trauma Recovery Clinic Anne provides both one-to-one treatment for traumatised minds and bodies, and complex PTSD, and also online coaching for people who are suffering emotional and psychological distress, anxiety, or burnout following prolonged stress.

Traumatic stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or complex PTSD, and accompanying pain conditions, can follow events in which grave physical, mental or emotional harm occurred or was threatened. These include unrelenting stress, violence or abuse of any kind, accidents, disasters, medical intervention, assaults, or involvement in war or conflict.

Anxiety, Hypervigilance, GAD, Stress and Burnout

Overwhelm from events, circumstances or unrelenting stress, even if not traumatic, can leave the brain with anxiety, high alert and survival patterns that are necessary at the time, but not useful any more.  This can create generalised anxiety, overwhelm, fear or panic, or the feeling of being stuck or cut off and isolated. Symptoms such as being stuck in freeze, shutting ourselves off from reality (dissociation) and losing our sense of self are very common.  Whatever you are suffering, you need to know that this is not your fault, and that we can do something about it.  One-to-one sessions provide individual help and the Calm, Confident Brain programme provides help for generalised anxiety and as back-up to the one-to-one sessions.

Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Traumatic stress and PTSD symptoms include flashbacks and intrusive memories, anxiety and panic attacks, sleeping problems, breathing problems and digestion problems. Mood swings and depression, increased feelings of vulnerability, withdrawal and difficulty in making and maintaining relationships are also common.

Pain Conditions

We use myofascial release and somatic experiencing for a large range of pain conditions including neck and back pain, headaches and migraines, frozen shoulder, RSI, jaw problems, scar tissue and adhesions, chronic or undiagnosed pain, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Our Approach

Trauma and traumatic stress can affect us both physically and psychologically. Often the two are interlinked. We use two approaches, sometimes within the same session: for physical pain conditions we use myofascial release, triggerpoint therapy, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, advanced soft tissue and massage techniques and finally Pilates movement to bring recovery from pain conditions and syndromes.

For psychological stress and PTSD we use Somatic Experiencing for repairing dysregulation and returning the nervous system to healthy ‘normal’ levels. We approach panic attacks, anxiety, flashbacks, and many other nervous system symptoms by gently adjusting autonomic nervous system dysregulation. We also use NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) and psychoneuroimmunology approaches where appropriate.

Anne Cheshire

Anne Cheshire is a trauma therapist and practitioner in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) and other trauma recovery approaches.
She works with those suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), anxiety and burnout.  She also offers an instant access online coaching programme with group support for those with generalised anxiety, high levels of alert, or lack of self-confidence, which you can access whenever you need it.

 

If you are in need of immediate help, click here for the online coaching programme The Calm Confident Brain

To access immediate help at low cost for anxiety and burnout, Anne has produced The Calm, Confident Brain online coaching programme for you to access straight away, and to use whenever you need it, in your own time, without needing to make an appointment.  The programme is suited for those who have generalised anxiety, high levels of alert, or lack of self-confidence, often occurring after periods of unrelenting stress or of high mental or emotional demand, as for instance during the pandemic.