How Somatic Tracking Can Transform Your Chronic Pelvic Pain
By Dr. Aakriti Agrawal
Living with chronic pelvic pain can be an overwhelming and isolating experience; often feeling as though the pain is controlling every aspect of your life. But there is hope. A transformative technique called somatic tracking has the potential to offer relief and can empower you to take back control of your life.
How to Perform Somatic Tracking
- Find a quiet space, sit comfortably, and close your eyes
- Take deep breaths and focus on the area affected by pain
- Embrace the pain by acknowledging its presence without trying to escape it
- Observe the pain—its color, shape, and sound—developing a deeper connection with your body
- Notice the sensations without judgment and allow yourself to experience any emotions that arise
This approach involves paying close attention to your body’s sensations and pain signals with a particular emphasis on mindfulness and self-awareness. By doing so, you can gain valuable insights into how your body responds to pain and stress, thereby opening the door to potential relief and healing. With regular practice, this technique may lead you to become more present with your experiences.
Transform Your Journey. Reclaim Control.
Like many others with chronic pain, you might experience a sense of powerlessness and the feeling that pain has controlled your life for far too long. Perhaps you’ve canceled plans, felt unworthy, and isolated yourself from loved ones. With the help of somatic tracking, you can begin to release yourself from the clutches of pain. While it won’t vanish overnight, you will learn that you can create space around the pain.
Pay special attention to your thoughts and emotions alongside the pain, realizing that they intersect and interconnect. By observing them without judgment, you can gradually ease the intensity of your suffering. This newfound awareness will help you understand that pain doesn’t define you, enabling you to reclaim control and make choices that align with your values and aspirations.
Embrace a Future of Hope
The power of somatic tracking lies in its ability to rewire your brain’s response to pain signals. Over time, the cycle of chronic pain will begin to break, offering moments of relief.
Imagine a life where pain no longer dictates your decisions or holds you back from pursuing your passions. A life where you’re allowed to fully nurture your relationships and live unburdened by pain.
Know that you are never alone in this journey. Somatic tracking offers hope and can transform your experience with pain. By observing your body with kindness and curiosity, you can rewrite your relationship with pain and rediscover your inner strength.
If you are ready to embark on this transformative journey, I encourage you to give somatic tracking a try. Healing is a process, and each step you take, no matter how big or small, is a triumph.
Let’s embrace hope, find relief, and empower you beyond chronic pelvic pain with somatic tracking. You deserve joy and possibilities in life.
Dr. Aakriti is a pelvic health physical therapist practicing in Hickory, NC. She also offers pelvic wellness coaching globally. She helps people of all genders and conditions overcome their pelvic floor problems, regain control of their lives, feel confident in their bodies, and reclaim their pleasure.