June 24, 2019

Stress and Pain Part 2

Stress and Pain: Part 2 If stress is linked to our experience of pain – as the sample papers indicate in my last post here Then what else do we need to know about stress and pain?  How does it affect us? I find this an important idea
June 13, 2019

Stress as a Factor in our Experience of Pain

Why you should reconsider stress as a factor in your chronic pain Stress and Chronic pain   We’ve all heard it before. You go to the doctor to discuss your pain and after all the scans come back with nothing abnormal and then they suggest you are depressed
Pain is idistressing
June 6, 2019

Why is pain so distressing

Why is pain so distressing? Pain is such a personal experience. Often strange, seemingly unpredictable, hard to explain, and even harder to communicate to someone else what is being experienced. You know what else seems to be hard?  Communicating facts and experiences about pain as a provider. Seems
May 6, 2019

S2 Ep 19 Keith: Acceptance and living better with pain

Meet Keith   My name is Keith Meldrum and I live in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. I am 48 years old, married, with a 25-year-old step son. I am a civil engineering technologist and am the Manager of Special Projects and Health a Safety for a heavy civil
April 22, 2019

S2 Ep18 Debra: The brain IS involved in our pain, & other discoveries

Play her episode at the bottom of the page Meet Debra Dennison  from Carstairs, Alberta, Canada *Married for almost 30 years to a Police Officer *Two daughters – both are recently engaged, yikes! 🙂 *Worked in the field of Family Support/Crisis Intervention for several years. *Recovered from chronic
LIsa Ryan
April 10, 2019

S2 EP 17 Lisa: The role of fear and misinformation in pain

Play her episode at the bottom of the page Meet Lisa I have been doing CrossFit since 2004 and a former regional level competitor (2010 – 2013). I am a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and also a Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Specialist. After having my second son, I
Kris Anne
March 19, 2019

S2 Ep 16 Kris Anne: Baby steps to Box jumps

Play her episode at the bottom of the page   Meet Kris Anne A personal trainer and yoga instructor in CT.  I struggled with pain symptoms years ago and these symptoms took everything from me.  I could not longer do my job or live the life I was
March 5, 2019

S2 Ep 15 Joletta Belton: The interruption of pain

This was such a fun interview. Talking with Joletta always feels like talking to a kindred spirit. One how has been through the fires of hell and keeps going back to help carry others out by sharing her own experience. It was a pleasure to talk with her
This is Me Amy Eicher
February 28, 2019

This is me

This Is me I love this song. It represents so many of my inner thoughts, it resonates with my heart. Over and over again I am asked why I do what I do. How I got to where I am. Why I believe the things I believe. It’s
Amy Eicher
February 24, 2019

Protected: Restoring Venus: A Journey from Chronic Pain to Possibilities

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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

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.

Show Me How!