Posts by: Anasuya Basil

For those in pain, finding a place of belonging is key to healing

By: Anasuya Basil, NC, Dipl. ABT, CST

May 26th, 2010 • 1 Comment

With my clients, I see that being in chronic pain shifts the nature of their relationship to friends, family and significant others. Needing more assistance in all aspects of living can change the way people think of themselves. They may not want to engage with others -- to avoid asking for help or to avoid having to choose between not talking about pain, and feeling as if they are being dishonest about where they are at, or talking about it ...

Navigating the World of Invasive Diagnostic Tests

By: Anasuya Basil, NC, Dipl. ABT, CST

August 5th, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I'm grateful that there are many diagnostic tests available, because information about my unique structure is helpful in figuring out a therapeutic approach. That said, sometimes I have found that in the interest of obtaining the right diagnosis, doctors want me to do many invasive tests and exams. When I go to take those tests, the examiners are often efficient. They may not, however, have time or insight to be aware of my feelings, when my normal personal boundaries are crossed ...

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