I´ve suffered from chronic pain and migraines for many years, and have had phases when I started to get better, decided to start exercising, and then suffered demoralising setbacks. Often, when I started doing exercises to build my strength, I would have pain flare ups that made me feel I was back at square one, or even worse off than before. I wanted to build my strength back up, but I knew I was going to need someone who could help me with both my body and my mind. Hannah helped me figure out what I wanted to achieve and to help me understand and pay attention to what my body was doing, and also what my “inner voice” was saying as I did the exercises. We started slow, and I never felt like I needed to rush or do anything more than what I felt I could handle. Hannah helped me realise that I am not fragile, or doing anything risky. She said, “you’re stronger than you think” and with her help I finally came to believe that about myself. I learned to trust my body. I am so grateful to Hannah for her kind words and demeanour, her listening, her knowledge and wisdom. I have come so far. I am stronger than I think I am, and I am getting stronger still.
Patricia June 2023