Thriving with Pain Coach

Thriving with Pain Coach

Amber Rose Dullea, M.A., M.Div.

   Pain Coach Amber Rose is a thriver with pain!  As a compassionate coach/healer, humorous speaker, interviewer and author, she shows how to thrive despite chronic pain.  Fear, anxiety, changed abilities and guilt are large barriers to a full thriving life, especially for people who live with chronic pain.  Amber Rose created Thriving with Pain to support others to move from suffering to thriving. Sometimes this means pain relief but instead of promising a cure, she offers hope and concrete ways to get your life back. As a pain coach her essential advice is this: “Recognize the wholeness that already exists and thrive!”

Amber Rose’s journey with chronic pain began over a decade ago. She understands how difficult it can be to navigate pain relief, pain management, and getting your life back from pain.  The journey from suffering to thriving can be long and arduous if you go it alone. In order to thrive, you need to be able to navigate what works for you for pain relief and pain management. You need support, resources, and community. When you move beyond survival it is important to find what makes YOUR life worth living. Find your passions, adapt as useful and express yourself. New passions may emerge as you embrace what is and live a full life.

Amber Rose, your thriving with pain coach brings decades of massage, systems theory, coaching, adult learning, humor and nurturing to her clients. She listens with compassion, nurtures your highest self, explores resources and options with you for pain relief, management, and acceptance, and holds your vision of you as a thriver with you as you find your way. Through the Five Steps, you discover your own path; no cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all approach here. Instead you and your pain coach navigate resources, stoke your motivation, make strategic changes, and find your way to your thriving life.


M.A. Whole Systems Design, Antioch University Seattle (Individualized Focus: Personal and Planetary Healing)

Certificate of completion–Evidence Based Health Coach from National Society of Health Coaches

Certified Master Coach and Coach Mentor at InsideTrack Inc.

Certification: Pre-licensing massage therapy program, Oregon School of Massage

M.Div. in Inter Faith, New West Seminary, Oregon City, OR

BA. Special Major: Peace and Conflict Studies, California State University Fresno

Professional Experience:

* Founder of Thriving with Pain LLC, Chronic Pain Health Coach

* Oregon Pain Management Commission — Public Member

*Coach, InsideTrack Inc, Portland, Oregon 2008-2013

Certified Master Coach
Certified Coach Mentor
Potentially Serious Situation Supporter

* Licensed Massage Therapist–Private Practice 1995-2006

* Core Faculty, Oregon School of Massage, 1996-2007

* Adjunct Faculty, Marylhurst University, 1994-2000

Business Department
Human Studies Department
Interdisciplinary Undergraduate and Graduate Departments


     From Ow to Wow! Five Steps to Thriving with Pain (Book) 2016

     Path of Heart: Personal and Planetary Healing (Book) 2002

     Article in National Pain News—My Pain Story: Thriving with Pain (Click Here to read)

     Article in Pain Pathways Magazine

     Thriving with Pain–Blog

     Founding member and contributor–Tending the Flame Newsletter


     Oregon Pain Management Commission

     Pain Society of Oregon

     National Association of Professional Women

     Portland Area Business Association

     Portland Club ToastMasters

     Portland Progressives ToastMasters

     Organizational Development Network

     Holistic Chamber of Commerce attendee

Workshops, Speaking, and Master of Ceremonies:

     Go from Ow to Wow– 5 Steps to Thriving with Pain –Public and for Oregon Vocational
Rehabilitation Services

     Completed Competent Communicator Award for ToastMasters International

     Completed Bronze Communicator Award in ToastMasters International

     Humorous Speech Contest– Club level First Place 2016 ToastMasters International

     Making the Connections: Personal and Planetary Healing

     Communication and Boundaries for Healers Workshop

     Time Management for Human Beings, GoodWorks

     Making the Connection: Personal and Planetary Healing Workshop

     Abundant Life Center–guest minister

     Florence Unitarian Universalist Fellowship–guest minister

     Whole Systems Design Symposium, Antioch University Seattle: Master of Ceremonies