Pleased to report that For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint is a charter member of HealthyWomen's Chronic Pain Advisory Council that will focus on issues that advance the chronic pain dialogue while recognizing the importance of racial, gender and cultural differences. This group of 14 renowned leaders lend their expertise to amplify issues relevant to women in midlife, raise awareness about knowledge gaps, create in-depth content and resources, and collaborate with stakeholders to advance pain policy and advocacy.
With our February 2021 Share Your Story, we launch a series that will focus on trauma being a driver for persistent pain. Woman In Pain Maria Socolof's neck surgery was clinically successful, but soon life-upending pain radiated in her neck and upper back. After many fruitless attempts to mitigate the pain, Maria started to question her barrier to healing. Finally, myofacial release therapy helped unlock her body's secret, leading to understanding that unresolved trauma was the key.
Check out For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint's latest post on the Pain News Network. With "Finding Grace in Family-Induced Pain and Trauma", Cynthia digs deep into her past to connect the why's and how's of her chronic illnesses, including high-impact pain and cancer. She shares that the cause of her illness stems from the harm of Generational Trauma and, indeed, it is the cause "of every ounce of my misfortune." Toussaint's post was picked up by News Break, a leading news aggregator with a 20 million person readership. The trauma-illness link is getting out there!