In-Person Class -

at Elevate Office Suites

Conference Room TBD

670 Meridian Way, Westerville, Ohio

OCTOBER 6, 2022 at 6 pm

Class size is limited to 10 seats.

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The My Pain Coach Approach
Is Focused on Recovery

The My Pain Coach approach where possible is focused on recovery.  Our goal is to help people living with chronic pain and for whom conventional medicine has failed to find any solutions.


Can you answer yes to the following questions:


  • Are you in pain management, but are still searching for relief from pain? 

  • Are you only treating the pain symptoms with no success in recovering from chronic pain?   

  • Have pain doctors told you there is nothing more they can do for you other than band-aids like pills, injections & risky unproven surgeries?                                 

  • Do you feel unheard by your doctors?

  • Do you feel your pain is undertreated?                                                                                     

  • Are you losing hope while living with chronic pain?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above,  the My Pain Coach approach may help recover from your chronic pain!             

Chronic pain is often incorrectly diagnosed due to the erroneous belief, even by some current medical providers, that pain must have a physical cause in every case.  The latest pain science research resists this outdated theory and re-connects the mind and body as whole meaning stress affects your pain, even to the point of creating chronic debilitating pain and other chronic conditions.                          


Conventional pain-management approach:


  • The focus is on ill-ness & dis-ease, rather than well-ness

  • When only treating symptoms with pills, injections, and surgeries, it results in inadequate and under treated pain.

  • Traditional old school theory separates the mind and body; therefore, the person is not treated in all the ways that recovery from chronic pain requires.

  • The conventional belief within the medical community and public is that pain is only due to a structural cause, such as tissue damage. (Our goal is also to educate health care providers with the latest updated pain science.)


The My Pain Coach approach is based on

  • one-on-one connection with understanding, compassion, and empathy

  • Pain science proves that pain lasting longer than 3 months is not linked to tissue damage but is firing in the emotional centers of the brain only

  • Pain science proves that many non-physical elements play a role in creating chronic pain

  • Linking and addressing the underlying causes of your pain related specifically to the root cause: unresolved emotions from current & past situations and every-day triggers.

  • Integrated and individual lessons created specifically for you and your unique needs.

  • Changing your relationship with yourself, your emotions, and seeing the pain in a different more manageable way

  • Reprogram your brain with a healthier network of circuits to better deal with internal and external stressors

  • Collaborating together to create a partnership with you in the driver's seat of how you want the rest of your journey out of pain to be. I help you navigate any and all obstacles, doubts, and fears.

You can find better pain relief and possibly even recover from chronic pain through the My Pain Coach program:
  • Learning the difference between pain management and pain recovery

  • Gaining an understanding of why traditional pain management may not be working for you

  • Discovering the science behind pain of why and how it is produced in the body

  • Empowering yourself as you recognize the underlying causes of your pain

  • Linking the triggers that cause the pain to persist, increase or recur

  • Learning to reprogram conditioned/learned responses by getting curious about the sensations

  • Reprogramming neural circuits to cope in healthier ways to external situations/stressors

  • Discovering personality traits, learned behaviors, self-limiting beliefs, and negative self-talk can create stress induced

  • Resource list of research, plus books for enhanced faster recovery.

  • Creating your own holistic Pain-Free Formula© Toolbox based on your specific unique needs.


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Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. If there’s something you need more details about that isn’t mentioned here, please get in touch for more information.

  • Who can the My Pain Coach approach help?

    • Back pain, sciatica, neck pain, chronic pain, shoulder/knee/hip pain, migraine, headaches, pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, RSI/Repetitive Strain Injury, bursitis, slipped disc, bulging disc, nerve compression, degenerative disc disease, facial pain, muscle tension, tendonitis, and others like these.

    • The My Pain Coach approach may help if you are frustrated from seeing multiple doctors and have tried many medical interventions without success.

    • You notice that you are only treating the symptoms without finding the true source of pain.

    • You feel unheard and not cared for by health care providers.

    • You are limited in your daily life.

    • Your past accidents and injuries have healed completely (usually after 3 months).

    • You are ready to work with someone that understands and cares.

    • You are ready to work with someone that listens to what YOU want to accomplish and helps you to create it step-by-step.

  • How long does this program normally take?

    • The My Pain Coach program normally takes 8-12 weeks of meeting with a pain coach every week for one hour to develop your own personalized Pain-Free Toolbox.  You will receive a specialized program created specifically for you. This eliminates wasted time and wasted money. Note: the first session is typically 1 1/2 hours.

    • It may take longer depending on the length of disability.  Contact us today for a free, no-pressure, Discovery session to determine if the My Pain Coach program is a good fit for you.

    • It may be possible that a shorter program may be beneficial for you. Your coach will determine the length of the program during the free Discovery session.  The goal of the program is to prepare you with skills and tools quickly and efficiently to minimize the cost to you.  Contact us today for a free, no-pressure Discovery session to determine if the My Pain Coach program is a good fit for you.

  • What does the My Pain Coach program cost?


  • Regular Weekly Pain Coaching Session with a qualified and experience pain coach that gets quick results        $65


   Terms & Conditions Apply.   Payment Plans Available with Klarna.™️


  • Regular Price:  Terms  $ 75 weekly for 12 weeks        $900

  • Package Deal:  Terms  $ 62.50 for 12 weeks                 $750

                   at a 17% savings when paid in full or financed through Klarna™️

         Scholarships and lower session fees are available with proof

         of SSI/SSDI and for seniors over 62 years old.

  • What is the My Pain Coach program guarantee?

    • The My Pain Coach program is guaranteed to give you a greater understanding of how your mind and body work together for self-preservation by producing pain and how to be aware of and utilize this innate ability as a pain self-management tool. You will learn how to apply new skills to your chronic pain, how to do Somatic Tracking to move through the pain and find recovery from chronic pain. If after FULL participation in the program including creating and actively applying your Pain-Free Formula, and completing all homework, we will refund your investment in the program.

  • Who is this program NOT for?

    • This program is not for you if:

      • Your pain is a result of tissue damage/pathological cause such as a fracture, infection, or an auto-immune condition and is still healing.  Although research has shown a link between past stress/trauma and auto-immune conditions. Call to discuss if this program will help you.

      • You have been diagnosed with unstable anxiety or depression.  Please check with your mental health professional to determine if this is an appropriate program for you before purchasing the program.

  • It is extremely important that you have seen a doctor to rule out serious causes for your symptoms before beginning our program.

  • Any other concerns, please contact us for more information.



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At My Pain Coach, LLC, we are your trusted partners in Pain and Health & Wellness Coaching.


Our practices are dedicated to providing quality care by offering the highest level of service based on client-centered care, which is why we have a well-deserved reputation for excellence.

January 18, 2022 Review for

Cindy Dawson, NBC-HWC

My Pain Coach, LLC

"I recommend Cindy to anyone looking for a pain management partner. She balances education, empathy, and jointly developed goal setting to make you feel like you're not facing your pain alone. I felt each session was well designed - a good balance of structured learning with enough flexibility to accommodate spontaneous topics / introspection. Over the course of our sessions, we discussed various tools / strategies and ran experiments together while monitoring their effectiveness.

I feel more confident and capable after having Cindy as my pain coach and I understand my pain a whole lot better, which amounts to a net reduction in pain and a better quality of life for me. Cindy was a pleasure to work with and I always found her accessible despite my busy work schedule and the different time zones. Highly recommend!"


San Francisco Bay Area, California

My Pain Coach, LLC

Cynthia Austin, NBC-HWC

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Your coach, Cindy Dawson is a nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach specializing in chronic pain, Certified Dragontree Life Coach, Certified Chronic Pain Support Group Leader through Pain Connection, chronic pain community advocate through the U.S. Pain Foundation, and pain warrior.


With almost 50 years of experience living with chronic pain before finding solutions, Cindy incorporates first-hand knowledge into her coaching sessions.


After struggling for a lifetime, Cindy learned how to change behaviors related to her chronic pain and she learned to work within her physiology and biology to overcome chronic pain and severe anxiety.

She has studied under leading pain specialists along with top health & wellness specialists. Some of the learning experiences were one-on-one webinar training with top pain researchers & educators.


Cindy has also received certifications and attended many continuing education training related to chronic pain and wellness.

Education, Trainings, Continuing Education, Certifications

September 2016 – Chronic Pain Legislative Advocate Certification, US Pain Foundation

June 2018 – Chronic Pain Support Group Leader Certification, Pain Connection

October 2019 - Dragontree Life Coach Certification

October 2020 - Certified Health & Wellness Coach with emphasis on chronic pain coaching

October 2020 - Motivational Interviewing Skills

March 2021 – Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach Certification

March 2021 – Neural Circuits Disorder, Howard Schubiner, MD, Continuing Education

April 2021 – Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Health Coaches, Dr. Cherie Kroh, Continuing Education

May 2021 - Positive Mental Health, Appleseed Mental Health Counseling, Continuing Education

September 2021 – Self-Compassion, Kristen Neff

December 2021 – Poly Vagal Theory, Deb Dana

January 2022 Somatic Tracking Training, Dr. Peter Levine & Dr. Diane Poole Heller

January 2022 – The DOC Journey, Dr. David Hanscom (one-on-one education)

February 2022 – Opening Up By Writing It Down, Dr. James Pennebaker & Dr. Joshua Smyth

March 2022 – Pain Reprocessing Theory, Dr. Howard Schubiner (one-on-one education)

March 2022 – Root Cause Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine based on Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy, Lifestyle Prescriptions® University, Continuing Education

April 2022 – Certified Empowered Relief™️ Instructor, Stanford Medicine/Stanford University, Continuing Education & discussions with Stanford Medicine/Stanford University pain science researchers

August 2022 – Certified Reiki Master, Usui Tradition

“I am invested in understanding everything there is to know about the science of pain so that I can help frustrated people living with chronic pain who are tired of suffering discover their individualized "Pain-Free Formula" with the goal of recovery or significantly reducing pain so that they can finally participate fully in life again.”     ~Cynthia Austin

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Past Client Experiences

Read past client reviews to discover how Cindy with My Pain Coach, LLC has helped to transform their lives. They found help when they sought it, and you can do the same. Fill out the form below and book your initial consultation today.


"Cindy had a deep and intuitive knowning about my experiences even before I said them out loud.  She tuned in, listened and really got me.  Having her listen and be with me in this way felt safe."

I have known Cindy for several years and just recently started working with her as my pain coach.  In a very short amount of time we have been working together, the amount of insight I have gained about myself and my goals is truly amazing.  I am excited to see each week where she guides me.  If you are in need of a guide to help you with direction, focus, and positive change in your life, then I would highly recommend Cindy and her coaching skills.  Contacting her will be the most important gift you give to yourself!

Brandy B.

Holden, Maryland

Jennifer B.

Geneva, Ohio

Cindy speaks from her own experience with chronic pain. In spite of everything she has been through she is an incredibly brilliant positive light for others.  She is a good listener and friend to anyone who has chronic pain. I feel that Cindy really helps people because she genuinely cares and because she has developed the skills to know how to help others. Cindy does amazing work!

After my mother passes away, I lost my guidance.  I lost my friend, my advisor and my coach.  I was so grateful to have Cindy in my life.  She was born for this.  I am 37 and suffer from pain everyday.  I have for the past two years.  Doctors downplay my pain; they often associate my pain with the loss of my mother and I have been told multiple times that I was just depressed and overweight and that was my problem.  I have had real symptoms pushed under the rug.  I got to a point that I was complaisant with my pain.  I figured it was just a part of my life and I should give up.  Cindy said no! You must fight for yourself and stand up for yourself.  She reminded me to not give up.

I am not cured of my issues, but thanks to Cindy's guidance and support, I maintain a sense of self now that I never had before.  I am pushing my doctors now by asking the right questions and making them really pay attention.  It is so important to me now.

I am learning to put myself first.  I am learning that I don't have to bend to other's wills and that my feelings matter.  It's ok to say no.

If you want a great life coach, informative person to guide you, and a friend, Cindy is the best choice.  I will continue to have her in my life to help me to make my way, not just muddle through life.

Stephanie Ellis, LMT

Wilmington, NC

Jessica S.

Holly Ridge, NC

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Credentials & Certificates
For a Complete Listing of Education/Trainings/Certifications go HERE


National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Health & wellness coaches partner with clients seeking to enhance their well-being through self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values. In the course of their work, health & wellness coaches display an unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change, honoring the fact that each client is an expert on their own life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.

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Take Courage Coaching graduate

Take Courage Coaching is a health and wellness company, and training school focused on the science and skills of managing chronic pain and health and wellness coaching.


Chronic Pain Support Group Leader

Certified peer leader working with individuals with chronic pain in a group setting.

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Dragontree Life Coach graduate

A Dragontree Life Coach is a guide and advocate who lights the way for their clients to find their own wisdom, inner knowing and truth.

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Chronic Pain Legislative Advocate

Fighting for change for the chronic pain community at the state and federal levels of government.

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