Head Pain Coach and Chief Curator
Hello, I'm Deana Tsiapalis
After the sudden passing of my mother at a young age due to stress combined with many underlying health issues, some of which went completely undetected, I knew that I needed to learn more. After watching my father's health rapidly decline, his overwhelm amplify and his eventual passing only deepened my resolve to help others on their wellness journey.
While teaching Remedial Pilates I worked many people with a similar story where the overwhelm of chronic pain left the person feeling misunderstood, stigmatized and left to their own devices. It was time to get to work to create a unique space that is exclusively for the chronic pain community to bridge the gap between physician and the pain warrior with coaching, community and pain education. Exactly the sort of model I wished I could find when my parents needed guidance.
After studying Physical health and education, Fitness & Lifestyle Management, becoming a certified Wellness Coach, a certified Pilates instructor and then learning Pain Education from the amazing Dr.Rachel Zoffness (pain education disruptor) Pain 2 Possibilities and The Change Pain Academy were born!