Your book was so good, that I read the entire book in one day (yesterday). Good job of helping people to see that many times, pain is just our bodies’ way of letting us know that some things in our life are not finished or complete or resolved. Pain is a signal that we need to do some deeper work. You do a good job of making that point over and over again in your book.
That theme is pretty much what Functional Medicine is all about. Go upstream with each individual and talk about lifestyle, environment, childhood history (ACE Questionnaire), and genetics. We are all SO much more than our physical bodies, and your book does a good job of describing that.
Dr. Bill Manahan”
The book you wrote – the magic about pain – impressed me, touched me deeply and
gave me much valuable food for thought. As I have been a client suffering from chronic
pain for over a decade and would be able to tell a looong story about dealing with this
pain and which kind of therapists and methods I got to know by this and which ways of
dealing with it finally helped me and transformed the pain I highly appreciated what you
wrote and how you wrote it. The reasons why we may have chronic pain with no
medical diagnosis seem to be so logic once certain things and coherences are
clarified. The way our body behaves and tries to communicate with us becomes not
longer incomprehensible and cloudy but so very plausible, meaningful, yet simple. Our
body is not at all against us – our body and soul try to heal our body-mind-system all
the time. We need to learn to listen to what it tries to tell us. To be open to this process
instead of suppressing it is the main message of your book to me.
I was also deeply touched by the story you shared about yourself. It makes what you
wrote even more authentic. The way the book is written gives the reader so much
compassion, understanding and acceptance and this is what – to me – is still a gap and
not standard clients meet in medical contexts.
You also give many hints and tricks what people interested in facing and transforming
their pain can do on a daily basis. Yet I would – from my own experience – highly
recommend to be courageous and curious and to do some coaching sessions. (As you
write and recommend it in your book.) To be so generous to yourself and to do some
coaching sessions with a coach who is even an experienced therapist, like you are, can
bring one SO much further than one could ever imagine. I e.g. always thought that I had
to manage everything on my own – especially my emotions and beliefs and where they
come from and how they impact my life. But that is simply not possible. From time to
time one needs an experienced, compassionate, loving person from the outside with
whom one can go on an incredible journey.
Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge with us and for inspiring us!
“In the group coaching sessions, I got exceptional positive experiences. In the group, I learned to be visible with my issues, especially with intimate issues. I feel like I’m respected, accepted and understood by them.I’m able to share my fears, my issues, my joys, my thoughts within a group, which is capable of dealing with it constructively. I feel the trustworthiness of the group, what’s a fantastic experience compared to other experiences. I learned to deal with my insecurities during my studies and on my way to becoming an osteopath. I wished I would have been accompanied during my Osteopathy study by a professional coach/mentor/ facilitator and that this would have been part of the studies. It is important to my point of view that students are accompanied during the five years of study as there are personal processes coming up due to the intensity of the theoretical and practical study. As on the path of becoming an osteopath or a therapist, one reflects on one’s life journey, and this process should be supported by professionals within the university. Fortunately, I organized this group of students, and we found the support of Annabelle who provided an excellent experience for us, we learned a lot about ourselves, grew from inside out, and we felt seen and heart. She’s very talented.”
“I came to Annabelle to get a consultation and treatment of Osteopathy. Because of her high sensitivity and empathy, she already knew before me where my blockages had crept in. Through my coaching with Annabelle and her significant experience and high emotional sensitivity, I could resolve my issues, and my perspectives have changed positively. I’m looking back with gratitude to this intense time of coaching, and I feel happy knowing that I can get back to her anytime. I recommend her and her work to 100%.”
“Dear Annabelle, my heart is full of gratitude. Thousand thanks for your inconceivably essential accompaniment in the last years, your cordiality, your interest, your curiosity, your perseverance, your benevolence, your critical questions, your intuition, your inspiration, the right impulse at the right time, your humor, the common laughter, the room for tears, a lot of growth and development, space for rest and restlessness, and that you have always seen the best in me.”
“Within my coaching sessions, I learned very impressively and sustainably how much wisdom in the body is talking/whispering nonverbally and how important it is to listen only.”
“I have raised personal questions in the coaching sessions. Together with Mrs Breuer, I set out to find answers to these questions and to create clarity. Either we talked to each other or I went through a process of listing with objects or I painted/drew on various subjects. For example, we also developed a very specific employee interview, in which I could then go with definiteness and openness. The different access to the topics helped me to recognize my patterns and to get a better deal with them. During the sessions, I gained more confidence and emotional security.”
“Annabelle, you’re a door opener.”
“Annabelle Breuer-Udo supported me, held me powerful and was a powerful resource in one of my worst times of my life. What I learned new is, that I show up at work and set my boundaries if something becomes too much. I’m voicing issues in meetings with my colleagues and bring the issues to the table instead of withholding and internalizing anger anymore as in past times. My life has changed and I treat and deal with my life fully different in the meanwhile. I accept what isn’t changeable. I feel freer and I did big steps on my path on self-development and getting in connection with my true, authentic self and essence. I feel gratitude. Many many thanks! I’m very proud of myself where I stand today on my path and how I stand in my path.”