The power to heal
lies within you

Chronic pain is not destiny.
It can be treated and, in many cases, even cured.
Learning and understanding the mechanism of pain will allow you
to regain control and start paving the way out of the cycle of pain.

So keep reading.
Don’t give up hope for change, recovery and healing!

Most common chronic pain conditions
(such as headaches, back pain, pelvic pain, dizziness,
irritable bowel syndrome, painful bladder, fibromyalgia, etc.)
do not result from tissue damage or disease.

Pain arises from the connection between the brain, central nervous system and body
when the brain learns to activate the pain response without actual physical damage.
The cause of this process is often a combination of factors:
mental stress, overstimulation of the nervous system and the fear of the symptoms themselves.

Since the pain is a result of a psycho-physiological process, it is not dangerous and can be cured! Just as the brain has learned to activate the pain response, it can be taught to stop it.

How do you do this?
Knowledge about the pain mechanism is the first step in the process. 

You are invited to delve deeper to understand why chronic pain is created
and what research-based mental tools can advance your recovery.

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Pink calendar

The pain has lasted over 3-6 months or beyond the expected recovery time of the injury.

A heart with a plaster

You’ve been told the injury has healed but you still feel strong pain. 

A man with a brain

The doctor ruled out a physical cause such as illness, fracture, tumor or infection. You get the impression he doesn’t know how to help, or he implies that the problem is “all in your head.

Heart with question mark sign

You are frustrated because you’ve tried everything. You’ve seen many doctors and specialists, and no one has found the source of the problem or knows how to help you.

Pink syringe

You were told that the source of your neck/back pain is structural or degenerative changes in the spine based on imaging tests (MRI/CT). You received medical treatments—such as injections, drugs or surgery—and nothing has helped.

brain puzzle

Your pain is getting worse as time goes on and spreading to new areas, in a way that does not correspond to a physical problem or illness. You feel that the situation is only getting worse.

As a therapist who experienced and recovered from chronic pain herself, I believe that the power to heal lies within each of us.

Don’t give up, change is possible!

All you need is to remain open and be ready to hear new information, different from the medical model you know.


About me

My name is Lihi Geva-Lisser and I am a woman, a spouse and mother of 4, surfer, dedicated consumer of useless Netflix shows, and below-average cook.

By training, I am a clinical social worker (M.S.W.) and psychotherapist with around 16 years of experience in treating adults, with a specialization in treating trauma.

Nowadays I focus mainly on treating chronic pain and symptoms (also known as neuroplastic pain, Mindbody Syndrome (MBS) or Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS).
I have been trained in  Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) and Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), two evidence-based treatment modalities for chronic pain. I am also an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist.

Most importantly, I am a former chronic pain sufferer myself. I know what this human experience feels like.
I fully believe there is a solution to MBS and I am dedicated to finding each client’s unique way out of these conditions.

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