Finding Connection in a Life with Chronic Pain

Today I want to share with you this recorded conversation that gave me the opportunity to dig a little deep and remind myself of the "WHY" in what I do what I do. Hear me talk about trauma, compassion, holding space for others and for ourselves, and what it means to find be your own resilient advocate.

This is a part of an interview series dedicated to living a life of presence, ease, and freedom. It's a part of the Slow Time Movement, spearheaded by Kristin Price Holistic Nutrition & Coaching.

Kristin's goal is to bring authenticity and "real talk" to as many people as possible to inspire them to open themselves up to living life as fully as possible.

Let me know what you think of our conversation. I'm interested in your thoughts!


You can learn more about The Slow Time Movement and Kristin's work here. 

/Shelly Jackson

In Conversation with Ann Weiser Cornell | Focusing and Pain {Painiac the Podcast Episode 15}

Chronic pain is hard enough on the body, but to compound it with the emotional turmoil that comes with living with pain, life can be a real struggle. 

The experience of living with physical pain can bring with it a whole messy list of challenging emotions. Anxiety. Guilt. Shame. Sadness. Grief. Despair. Fear. Disbelief. Anger. Just to name a few. It can be hard to know what to do when these emotions come up, right? That's why I invited today's guest on Painiac. Because there's something that can help. The best part? It's something you can do today. On your own. For free. This simple, yet effective tool is called Focusing. 

Focusing is an experiential, body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing. It can help you manage the overwhelming emotions and strong physical sensations of pain that disrupt your overall sense of well-being and ability to live your life with ease. Today, Shelly speaks with Ann Weiser Cornell. Ann is internationally recognized as one of the leading innovators and theoreticians of Focusing. She has taught Focusing in nineteen countries, and her Focusing books and manuals have been translated into seven other languages.

Want to get started with Focusing today?

The nice folks over at Focusing Resources are offering a special coupon for PAINIAC listeners.