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Podcast – Pain and Executive Function How To Get Things Done

This podcast produced by Deanna Tsiapalis from Pain2Possibilities titled “Pain and Executive Function how to get things done“, describes how the brain can prevent you from completing tasks and to feel motivated which increases stress.Β  Our community living with chronic pain, often blame themselves for not achieving what they had hoped, be that small daily tasks or a much bigger picture.

This podcasts discusses the science behind these blocks and offers practical solutions.

Executive functioning is the ability to get things done, to control our focus and to manage our emotions.

For years now, research has shown that pain is processed in many parts of the brain including the area of the brain responsible for executive functioning.

So if you have ever felt:

βœ… difficulty in controlling your emotions

βœ… difficulty focusing on anything other than the pain

βœ… difficulty getting inspired/motivated to get things done

βœ… Overwhelmed

You are not alone!

When the brain is processing pain, focusing on the pain and all the difficult emotions that go along with it like…

πŸ‘‰ anxiety, depression, fear, anger, overwhelm

it leaves little to no energy/resources left to do all the other, life giving things like…

πŸ‘‰ joy, optimism, contentment, setting goals and achieving them, core values (so much more I could add here)

Good news is, there is hope..

Pain And Executive Functioning – How To Get Things Done

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At The Crossroads Of Grief And Pain


At The Crossroads Of Grief And Pain created by Pain 2 Possibilities

July 5, 2023 – Deana Tsiapalis

Life with chronic pain often leaves you with a deep sense of grief though the loss of limb or the loss of the life you once had, having to relearn as you navigate the world around you while adapting to the changes you are left to deal with often with little to no guidance.

Grief is the normal and natural response to loss and loss comes in many forms. When it comes to chronic pain, these are just some of the losses our community experiences:

πŸ‘‰ Loss of mobility
πŸ‘‰ loss of control
πŸ‘‰ loss of identity
πŸ‘‰ loss of purpose
πŸ‘‰ loss of meaningful relationships
πŸ‘‰ loss of living their values
πŸ‘‰ Loss of safety
πŸ‘‰ Loss of the life they once knew
πŸ‘‰ Financial losses, employment and career losses
and worst of all…
Loss of hope.

In this episode we’ll delve into the key components of grief as it relates to the chronic pain experience. Join us as we explore the interconnections and commonalities between the two as we offer insights and tools to inspire those who are doing their very best to navigate the crossroads of chronic pain and grief.

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What a Pain in the Brain – mind and body