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Annemarie Denk

Annemarie Denk

My Pain, my Trauma and I

Everyone knows acute pains. They will disappear after a short time. However, if these short-term pain persists longer, scarcely appeals to medical treatment and becomes chronic, the life of people suffering from these pains can become increasingly intolerable.

In Germany, about 25% of the population receive lasting pain relief care. However, rarely sustainable improvement occurs. The pain, that once was a protective warning signal, has long lost its natural function. It has moved into an excessive, often chronic pain, which makes those affected helpless and turns them into victims. It often bears no relation to the organic results and usually shows various forms. Scientifically, we now know that the areas for emotional and physical pain are in the same part of the brain. This gives an indication that body and mind cannot be separated. Therefore, to what extent are emotional stress and early trauma the cause of chronic pain, to which an enhanced physical component has been attributed? Can it be that the so strongly felt pain has a completely different context and it improves when we deal with our unloved and traumatized inner parts? After a short presentation with practical examples, there will be the opportunity to look at one's own pain issue with the help of an IoPT-constellation.


Annemarie Denk, Dipl. Soz. Päd. (FH), qualified social pedagogue, individual, couple and family therapist, health educator, medical studies, hypnotherapy. Since 1998, active in medical practices (focus on pain, stress, relaxation, infertility, psycho-oncology), in the treatment of pain of the Paracelsus Klinik Munich and in private practice. 2012 training in Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy with Franz Ruppert. Co-author of the book "Early trauma" and of the book „My body, my trauma, my I“. Individual and group work.
Practice in München. 
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