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From Paralyzing Back Pain to Empowerment: How Jordan Transformed Her Life with Hanna Somatics

Jordan's level of daily pain was heart-breaking. Plus, she had been able to get only limited relief from medication and other medical interventions. It seemed that physical therapy and other practices just made her flare ups worse.

I was so excited when we had our consult because her nervous system was very responsive to the somatic work and she was really ready to take on a daily practice if it would help.

What was most beautiful to me was watching her go from confusion and distrust of her body to feeling more confident that she could respond to her body and manage her pain more independently.

She's done such a magnificent job of adding this new, life-changing habit into her life.

Here's what she had to say about our time together:

"I was referred to Aimee by my therapist for chronic, debilitating back pain.

I had been unable to sit or stand for more than 10 minutes at a time and I had very limited ability to walk long or short distances. I suffered constant flare ups (3-5 per week) that caused my legs to go paralyzed, being essentially bedridden and unable to know what was happening in my body.

I felt relief of pain from the very first session, I loved that the movements were small enough for me to do in bed. I was in physical therapy for nearly a year and a half before meeting Aimee and was never progressing due to the assigned movements causing intense pain or additional flare ups. With Aimee, I experienced the ability to listen to my body and respond to what it needed. Aimee has such a calming, knowledgeable presence. She can sense so many things about your body and what's happening even through Zoom. She is able to gently correct and communicate when I'm struggling to grasp a move. She is also just a super caring, kind, healing soul. After our first session I had a really bad flare up and Aimee personally checked on me and walked me through how to handle it and helped avoid an ER trip. That experience also helped me gain control of my pain.

Since then, I have become equipped with tools to listen to my body and reduce my pain to avoid or lessen flare ups. After the series of sessions, I have gained control over my healing journey. I have decreased pain and better sleep. I have always leaned towards the more natural path to healing, but I wasn't even aware of Hanna Somatics before hearing of Aimee.

I totally believe that Aimee and I crossing paths was divinely timed. I feel that if you find this modality of healing, it is spiritual guidance and you are being invited to accept that and reap the benefits. I love that I have been able to work with my body instead of against it. I have gained more control of my pain. I am slowly but surely healing and I know Aimee's method of healing has and will continue to be a significant step in my journey. I loved working with Aimee so much, it has changed my life for the better in more ways than one.

Hanna Somatics has helped me reduce pain and gain more control over my chronic pain. I would recommend Aimee to anyone with pain or stress in their body. I can't wait to work with her again in the future! Thanks Aimee, you're a wonderful human with a gift."

Jordan Merriweather

Remote Worker and Mother

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