Eyecatcher For adolescents

18-year-old girl


I’d like to help with the action day. I’m 18 years old. My pain was mostly in my stomach.

When I had pain I lay down and relaxed, avoided strenuous activity, took medication. I was often in hospital for tests; I did without food.

My family and friends were worried and helpless and always asked about my pain. Partly I wasn’t believed, at school and by doctors.

The time in Datteln was hard for me, after the therapy I was glad and relieved to have no more pain; and glad to know what was wrong with my body and how I can push the pain away.

I got my pain under control by always using the techniques. It’s always helped and still helps today at home.

First they explained to me how the pain got a foothold in my body through a vicious cycle and that my pain was genuine. Then they taught me various techniques that I had to practice a lot in order to “think” the pain away. We learned not to talk about pain anymore.

I’m not absent from school anymore, can exert myself again, feel well and healthy.

I would like to thank you and your team again very much and hope to be able to help you and many children with my letter.

Furthermore, I wish you much success!