Living with arthritis can lead to major stress. That stress can lead to more pain! It’s a downward cycle that can leave you mentally and physically exhausted. Research suggests that mindfulness practices can help people living with chronic pain. But the idea of even practicing mindfulness and meditation to break that pain cycle can be scary.
In this episode, Rebecca and Julie learn how stress impacts our bodies and our brains. We will explore simple ways to introduce mindfulness into their arthritis care management.
Dr. Nicole Reilly will help us better understand how our bodies respond to pain and what we can do to break the cycle. She's an integrative medicine physician who specializes in chronic pain.
So, what does incorporating mindfulness into your life look like?
Yogi and meditation guru Meryl Arnett will teach you techniques on how to get started. You can start to introduce compassion and self-care into your day one minute at a time.
An added bonus, you can practice a mindful minute with Meryl, Rebecca and Julie. Grab a hot cup of coffee or tea and tune in!
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