Going beyond the physical
so that you can heal
completely with ease.
Going beyond the physical is the key.
Pain, confusion, fear, worries, then anxiety, frustration, anger, loss of confidence, and so many other things kick in.
Physical trauma has a much bigger impact on a person than what meets the naked eye.
The conventional approach is treating the injury as a separate component, or like mechanical damage that only requires mechanical treatment. And a large part of it is also just waiting for the body to repair itself.
Yes, the body is an incredible system, and it has been designed to heal itself. It has everything that it needs to put itself back together after it’s been hurt or damaged.
In its essence, it is built to thrive.
No doctor, no physiotherapist, no chiropractor, no other medical professional can do that for you. We can help, but remember that you have this healing potential within you and only you can release it.
Releasing your true healing potential is easy, as well as complicated.
It’s a ripple effect that starts in the invisible and slowly but surely becomes visible as slow progress (or sometimes no progress at all), complications, stubborn pain, lack of mobility and flexibility (despite complicated exercises and workout routines), etc.
Healing from a physical trauma takes a whole person.
You cannot separate your whole being from the injury. And so your emotional and mental states affect your recovery.
And it doesn’t matter if your emotions and thoughts are connected to something that happened recently (an accident, for example) or if there’s something that you’ve been carrying around for years or decades.
Because unprocessed negative emotions don’t magically disappear after the event is over. They get stored in the body and cause additional problems because they lower the healing energy.
Your healing potential cannot be released completely and so you struggle… on every level (not just physically, although this might be the most obvious part of it).
How everything started…
Over the 4 days – while lying in a hospital bed waiting for the doctors to decide on what to do next, I heard heart-dropping predictions:
- “Your ankle will never be the same again.”
- “You will have 60, maybe at the most 70% of the flexibility your uninjured ankle has.”
- “You will have problems with walking on uneven surfaces for the rest of your life.”
- “You might be limping for the rest of your life.”
- “Be prepared for arthritis – it’s really common with this kind of injuries.”
- “There is a possibility of your talus bone dying off so you might need extra operations that could be successful or not.”
If you’ve ever been offered a similar prognosis, I don’t need to tell you how scary it is.
Fast forward a couple of months later…
As the cast was removed and I got the green light for physiotherapy, I thought my ankle would be back to normal in weeks…
…but there I was – a few months into my ‘recovery’ – still limping , in constant pain, and unable to make it up a flight of stairs.
That’s when I started worrying that the doctors might be right, after all. That the rock-climbing, exercising, the days out hiking with my then-fiancé would be nothing but a distant memory from then on.
And, while each and every doctor’s prediction seemed to be consistently bleak, deep down I just couldn’t accept it.
I just knew there must be a way to recover fully, no matter how depressing the doctors’ diagnosis.
That’s when I decided to take my recovery in my own hands…
And goodness, am I glad I refused to give up!
Despite all of what the doctors had told me:
✔ I completely recovered, without having to suffer through endless pain or swelling – or worse, extra scary surgeries.
✔ I proved all of my doctors wrong by avoiding each and every one of their bleak predictions,
✔ I got back to walking, running and moving without a single hint of pain (even when wearing high heels),
✔ I’ve completed 2 long-distance triathlons with ZERO pain,
✔ AND – I’ve helped hundreds of women and men, like YOU, regain ankle flexibility and strength, no matter what the doctors’ predictions!
The Mindful Injury Recovery Method
The Mindful Injury Recovery Method approaches healing in a holistic way and combines all the aspects needed for the body to truly heal and start thriving.
Because this is the key to truly heal completely and finally become free of the physical trauma.
“Working with Dr. Maya changed everything. The biggest gift is not just my healed ankle but that I don’t live in a place of fear anymore.”
“I went from being extremely nervous, depressed and tensed to being positive, confident, and back on my feet faster than I could imagine.”
“My surgeon was surprised to see that my avascular necrosis had disappeared from my X-rays. If I hadn’t come across Dr. Maya I would not have made such a spectacular recovery.”
“I went from pain and awkward moving to walking without any limp or stiffness in just a few weeks.”
“Dr. Maya provides the missing link between what has happened to the body as a result of the injury, and what the mind and soul need for complete healing.”
- Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine (2002 – 2008)
- Certified Fitness Instructor level I (2009)
- Certified Nutritionist / Certified Health Educator (2016)
Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, ABNLP (2019-2020)
Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy™, TLTA (2019-2020)
- numerous coaching programs for improving my coaching and mentoring skills (2014 – ongoing)
11 random things about me
#2 I’ve jumped out of an airplane 5 times, always with my husband, Jerry (he’s done over 7000 skydives), and every one of them was from a different aircraft (3 planes, 2 helicopters).
#3 I believe you can train cats.
#4 I truly believe that everything is possible.
#5 One of my favorite subjects at university was pathology (creepy truth: I loved opening the bodies, exploring them and finding out the cause of death).
#6 The best way to distract me is with a puppy. Or any small, cute dog, for that matter (I have a particular soft spot for whippets and miniature pinschers).
#7 … forget about the dogs – any kind of small, cute animal will do (piglets, kittens, rats, hedgehogs…)
#8 When I was a child I loved carrots so much that one day I ate so many my skin turned orange. My mum, of course, freaked out, thinking it was jaundice.
#9 I love scaring people but hate it when someone else does it to me.
#10 I’m a great snow-angel-person, but I’m pretty much useless on skis – hence the fact we live in the Carribean part of the world.
#11 I believe that gifts should be wrapped because it’s just weird to get a gift in a gift bag. Isn’t it?