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Program offers relief from chronic pain

April 4, Barrie, ON – In spring 2011, pain sufferers will engage in the opportunity to learn how to manage their pain through the highly anticipated self-help visualization book and CDs, The Will to Heal Technique, A Guided Workbook to Relieve Pain.

April 18, 2011  By Massage Therapy Canada

Creators, Andrew MacWha and Elise Walmsley-MacWha, formerly of TrifocalCommunications in Barrie, have combined their backgrounds in healthcare, anatomy and their passion for medical art and design in producing the first-ever detailed visualization and meditation program guide as a complimentary pain management strategy. 

The Will to Heal Technique Workbook to Relieve Pain is the first of the series as the duo are committed to tackling such issues as back pain and migraine headaches in the near future. MacWha says, “It is important for us to be part of something as universal as pain. Having the tools to educate and empower an individual who feels debilitated by pain has been the greatest gift in this experience.” 

Dr. Gerald Levine, a practicing family practitioner for over 25 years, identifies The Will to Heal Technique as a credible health and wellness partner and endorses the self-directed approach to pain management for his patients. Levine says he is an advocate for blending traditional healing arts and is also committed to being open to non-western techniques.“Learning to visualize is one of the most empowering and healing mental skills available. The more detailed the visualization, the more control you have over painful conditions. You can be “in the driver’s seat” instead of letting the pain be in charge. These techniques can actuallychange not only your attitude but also the function of your body in a positive way.” 
– Dr. Gerald Levine 

The Will to Heal Technique begins its Simcoe County tour in spring, 2011, with day-long workshops that are open to pain sufferers, medical professionals, alternative health professionals and care givers. Seminars will feature creators Andrew and Elise as they guide participants through an anatomical exploration of what physically occurs within the body when pain is experienced, understanding and identifying chemical messengers that trigger pain and visualization techniques to assist in reducing pain by encouraging the release of the body’s natural painkillers. 

The authors have also accepted invitations to speak to businesses throughout thecommunity to discuss the mind-body connection and teach professionals how to tuneinto the body’s natural pharmacy to activate the chemical messengers that help control stress that can result in chronic pain. 

For more information on The Will to Heal Technique Workbook to Relieve Pain, pleasevisit or call Corrine at 705-627-0030 for media opportunities or workshop bookings.

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