Art as therapy
February 21, 2019

Art As Therapy: How Engaging My Mind Helped Me Heal and Persevere Through Pain

Art As Therapy:  How Engaging My Mind Helped Me Heal and Persevere Through Pain By: Bethany Thiele, February 21, 2019 An entry dated 2011 in my Visual Journal gives a clear representation of how I was feeling at that time: uncomfortable, frustrated, unbalanced, and angry.  The pain I
February 19, 2019

Restoring YOU Podcast S2 Ep14: Cheryl

Meet Cheryl ▪Mind-body teacher ▪Somatic educator ▪Yogini ▪Mindfulness student ▪ Biopsychosocial ▪Lifelong learner ▪Enabler I love to learn and am fascinated by movement, pain and the nervous system. I have learned to overcome the suffering of my own pain with movement – both vigorous and slow – education
Amy Eicher
February 5, 2019

Restoring YOU S2 Ep 13 Amy Eicher: Story, pain and parenting

Check out this episode! In the first episode of season join Amy Eicher as her daughter Erin hosts her in this very touching interview.  Erin asks her mom some tough questions about what her pain meant for her and gets at some heartfelt answers. The two discuss what
Goal Setting
January 31, 2019

Goal Setting with your Provider

Have you ever thought about Goal setting with your provider?  If not, you really should.In this post I want to share with you why I think it’s important and how to do it. Why should you set goals with your provider? After decades of Dr’s appointments I got
Benefits of Volunteering with Chronic Pain
January 24, 2019

7 Benefits that of Volunteering for those suffering from Chronic Pain

7 Benefits that of Volunteering for those suffering from Chronic Pain Living with chronic pain is hard. As I read Amy’s upcoming  memoir, Restoring Venus, it brought to my attention how hard it can be.  Struggling for years with my own severe depression and anxiety, I felt like
living with pain
November 19, 2018

Living with Pain part 2 : Keith Meldrum

Keith Meldrum shares more thoughts as someone living in pain on pain.  Keith has experienced 3 decades of pain after a near fatal accident. Read on to hear his story and thoughts on resilience and self- management. Keith has lived with chronic pain for nearly 32 years (
living with pain
November 15, 2018

Living with Pain part 1: Keith Meldrum

Keith Meldrum is an amazing human living with pain. His posts throughout National Pain Awareness Week 2018 were so fantastic I asked if I could share with all of you.  Enjoy this 2 part post from Keith about the truths of  living with pain. Keith has lived with chronic
pain science
November 13, 2018

Restoring YOU Ep12 Samatha: Pain Science

Meet Samantha Bonsack!   Samatha is a long-distance motorcycle events company owner, avid hiker and explorer. Motorcycles have been at the heart of my life for years. My journey through chronic and debilitating pain within a medical system that did not understand the current pain science research left me
Medical History
October 25, 2018

Medical History: How to Help Your Doctor Help You

Giving our medical history over and over and over at Medical appointments can be very stressful!  I can’t count the number of times I have had to layout my medical time line throughout my pain journey.  While working on my memoir I had to do it again, to
pain scale
October 18, 2018

4 Helpful Way To Communicate About Pain Beyond the Pain Scale

4 Helpful Way To Communicate About Pain Beyond the Pain Scale Let’s talk about  the Pain Scale today, shall we?  As a patient, I HATED them. I would go into an appointment hoping to talk about how the pain was affecting me and my life and my ability
opiates
October 16, 2018

Restoring YOU Ep 10 & 11 Lauren: Opiates, Procedure Seeking, and the Power of Perspective

Opiates, Procedure Seeking, and the Power of Perspective Meet Lauren! My name is Lauren , I grew up in Alaska, Eagle River mostly ,but I have lived all over south central Alaska. I am approximately 29 years +2 is what I tell my kids. I have 5 children
chronic pain patients wish medical professionals understood
October 4, 2018

A Heartfelt Plea to All Medical Professionals from those Experiencing Chronic Pain

Dear Medical Professionals, I am pretty sure none of you read my blog.  It’s really written to patients suffering from low back and SI joint pain.  Today, I am asking you to read it.  If your a practitioner, please share this.  It’s about what chronic pain patients wish medical
pain management
October 2, 2018

Restoring YOU Ep 09 Bethany: Pain Management, learning to help yourself

Listen in as Bethany shares her struggle with pain as a newlywed and a new teacher. We chat about lumpy SI belts, the depression that sneaks in when you lose the ability to do the things you love. Just how desperate most people are to simply do “the
SI Joint Fusion
September 27, 2018

Restoring YOU Ep 08 Trish: SI Joint Fusion

Restoring YOU Ep 08 Trish: SI Joint Fusion Listen in as Trish shares very candidly about her experience with persisting pain and its effect on every aspect of her life. From the depth of devastation her pain brought. The effects of fear in her life and on her
guilt and shame
September 5, 2018

Guilt and Shame

Guilt and Shame These 2 insidious creatures, guilt and shame,  seem to accompany pain the longer we travel on that road. I find them detestable in the way they hurt my self and my friends. I want to take a look at this because I think these emotions
Pelvic Pain Erin Jackson
September 4, 2018

Restoring YOU Ep 07 Erin Jackson: Pelvic Pain

Restoring YOU Ep 07 Erin Jackson: Pelvic Pain Listen in as Erin Jackson from Inspire Sante.com  talks about her experience with persistent pelvic pain,the reality of traveling to find care for pain that persists and how her journey helped her discover a whole new life she never knew
What do my MRI results mean
August 25, 2018

What Do my MRI results mean? What does this mean about my pain?

What Do my MRI results mean? I hear this one a lot. Got my X-ray results, MRI results, CT results, Bone Scan results on my low back/ SI joint and they really didn’t find anything. What does this mean? What do my MRI results mean?! How do they
Pregnancy after Ifuse
August 22, 2018

Restoring YOU Ep 06 Liz: Pregnancy after Ifuse

Episode 06 Liz: Pregnancy after Ifuse Enjoy this episode where Liz shares about her pregnancy after Ifuse &  the struggle being a military wife with two young boys at home while experiencing chronic SI pain. Learning to entertain them from the couch with sock doge ball. She realizes the importance of her mental

I’m Amy Eicher – a teacher, speaker, clinician, author and coach.

And I’ve been there, just like you – in a swirling mess of pain and tears and frustration not knowing how to keep going, but knowing I couldn’t stop looking for a solution to my pain. I had to figure out how to get my life back from the pain that was drowning me and had stolen the very essence of me.  My journey took me through a trip through wonderland where I ended up challenging all the things I thought I knew and coming out stronger and braver on the other side.

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