Connections - The Polyvagal Theory and Chronic Pain

Podcast interview - Four part series 

The Work In Podcast & Blog — Elemental Kinetics: Online Trauma Release Exercise + Yoga

 

 

 

Instagram live interview with Drishti Yoga

A discussion about chronic pain including:

  • A brief summary of Colleen's pain story

  • How the language we use as teachers and practitioners affects the person living with pain

  • Pain Care Aware (PCA) teacher training program Level I and II

 

 

 

Questions about Pain - West Island Blog

https://youtu.be/QHPDXg7ojdA

An interview about pain that covers topics like:

  • Be interested and curious about movement rather than thinking of it as homework, a chore or a duty

  • Using visualisation or graded motor imagery when you are unable to move

  • Work with what's working rather than trying to fix what is 'broken'

  • Gaining movement anywhere, helps movement everywhere

  • Importance of context and mindset


Guest lecturer for Holistic Journaling Ink 

https://youtu.be/ET5D9z2bgS0

  • There are no pain fibers in the body - so how does pain work?

  • A snippet of pain science education combined with Shinzen Young’s Emotional Reactions to Pain - a guided practice.

 

How to manage pain during COVID if you don't have access to your usual resources 

https://youtu.be/oqkAJg5AFNU


Tips on what you can do at home to help manage your pain during this time without access to your usual resources.

 

  • Surround yourself with the right team of professionals.

  • Make pain your ally not your enemy. 

  • Visualization, graded motor imagery.

  • The nervous system has learned how to be in pain, teach it how to NOT be in pain.

When introducing movement monitor your:

1.  Breath  

2.  Body tension  

3.  Mind

 

Make a plan that includes:  

1.  Distraction  

2.  Calming your nervous system  

3.  Work at the edge of your pain

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