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Reclaim your life from Chronic Stress & Illness

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Your symptoms, your difficulties, your healing goals... 

Use the mini assessment to get guidance on what mind-body approach can help move you towards your healing goals, taking into account everything you've already tried. 

A great starter workbook

Reclaim your Life from
Chronic Stress & Illness

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A starter workbook to help you manage health and stress holistically using an evidence-based approach.

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Download this 30 page workbook now. 

This 30 page starter workbook guides you through essential information to better understand how mind and body are interconnected and how to use this information to reclaim control and live a life full of meaning, joy and calm.

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About Dr Sula Windgassen PhD MSc

Psychologist,researcher... and patient

My career in health psychology is driven to this day, by my own experiences with health issues. Uncertainty, dismissal, pain, stress, isolation and despair. You name it, I felt it. And perhaps that's what brought you here. 

Because as wonderful as the NHS is, it lacks integration between your physical health experiences and your mental well-being. And in that gap, it is really difficult (perhaps even impossible) to heal and find your equilibrium again.

 

That's where I come in. 

 

In over a decade of working in academia and the NHS, I have identified and developed research-backed processes that are fundamental for clients to reclaim their life from chronic conditions, stress and trauma. As a qualified health psychologist, registered with the HCPC, as well as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited), EMDR Therapist and mindfulness teacher, I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapies that I can tailor to suit your difficulties. As a researcher, being evidence-based is important to me, as it should be to you. I follow the latest developments in psychotherapeutic approaches for physical health and trauma, as well as continuing to contribute to the research myself.

 

This means that you can have faith that the treatment you receive is backed by science and deep clinical knowledge. 

 

My specialism is improving physical symptoms and functioning through psychology. I have worked with 100s of people with a range of long-term health conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's and colitis, chronic urinary tract infections, bladder pain syndrome and endometriosis (and many others). People who are overwhelmed and who are currently, experiencing a high degree of stress, may not have physical symptoms but experience low mood, lethargy or high anxiety, finding it impossible to relax. I use a biopsychosocial approach to understand how both psychological and physical factors are maintaining these issues. Together we identify key areas to target to break the cycle. 

 

Amongst those I work with, are those who have experienced trauma, both with and without a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma physically changes how your brain works and consequently it affects the central nervous system. This means that deep psychological stress can alter your physiology as well as your mental health. 

To get back to feeling like yourself, and find calm and pleasure without the preoccupation with physical symptoms, stress and overwhelm, I use tailored psychotherapeutic approaches to meet your specific goals. 

Join body.mind.connect

Body Mind Connect is an online membership based community. Whether you are experiencing health issues, burnout, overwhelm and feel life is imbalanced, or support those who do, Body Mind Connect is ready to empower you. It provides simple but powerful explanations of the science behind these experiences and delivers strategies ready to be tailored to your experience.  Get on the waiting list to join the next cohort!

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