Check out For Grace's April Story of the Month as we continue to explore the connection between trauma and chronic pain. Jade Bald was diagnosed with fibromyalgia eight years ago, and in the meantime, she's discovered many things that lead to persistent pain. She found out she's a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) due to an early life rife with insecurity and constant relocating. Trying to heal the pain from a mother who was self-absorbed, Jade has turned to a number of techniques for self-recovery. Now a freelance writer, she helps others understand why they're prone to pain.
Check out For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint's latest column on the Pain News Network. After 40 years of daily agony, one doesn't think of a pain-free life anymore. That is, unless, a miracle happens. Cynthia shares in this stirring, thought-provoking post how a serious cancer treatment complication led to a temporary remission of her CRPS, allowing her to do things she hadn't in years. But what if being pain-free comes at too high a price? Which would you choose?
Join For Grace leaders Cynthia Toussaint and John Garrett as they host their next episode of "Trauma Talk" that streams live on The Mighty FB pages. On Tuesday, March 28th at 1pm PT, Cynthia and John will interview Bouncing Forward author, Dr. Michaela Haas, who will share a bounty of insight about finding healing and growth after trauma. Dr. Haas will tell her personal story of challenge as well as those of others who have, despite all odds, faced their traumas head on, redefined tragedy, gained resilience and moved on to a life of helping themselves and others. Join us as we explore the building blocks of post-traumatic growth.
Has your doctor said your pain is all in your head? Have you had a medical procedure that went wrong? Have you been abandoned as a patient? For Grace is now seeking stories about abusive healthcare leaving lasting damage. If you're a Woman In Pain who's experienced medical trauma, please consider sharing your story. Through your words, we look forward to raising awareness of the pitfalls of engaging in healthcare, while gaining healing through narrative therapy.