9 episodes

Learn to manage chronic pain flare-ups with experts from the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Health Administration. Featuring Army Capt. Tracy Beegen, and produced by the Defense Health Agency.

Living Beyond Pain Podcast Defense Health Agency

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Learn to manage chronic pain flare-ups with experts from the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Health Administration. Featuring Army Capt. Tracy Beegen, and produced by the Defense Health Agency.

    Medication

    Medication

    Not sure how to approach your chronic pain condition with your medical provider? Learn about the different approaches to medication for both acute and chronic pain with CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest, Dr. Jennifer Potter (Madigan Army Medical Center).

    DHA Connected Health
    Defense Health Agency
    https://health.mil/podcasts
    dha.connected-health@mail.mil
    Twitter: @DHAConnected (https://twitter.com/DHAConnected)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHAConnectedHealth

    For closed captioning, view a video version Living Beyond Pain at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8PcXBrsYZ8FbVDyKvH-1K7voY0muJuQ-

    Living Beyond Pain is produced by the Defense Health Agency (https://health.mil).

    Learn more about Military Health Podcasts at https://health.mil/podcasts

    Music is Siesta by Jahzzar

    • 13 min
    Helping Kids When We Have Chronic Pain

    Helping Kids When We Have Chronic Pain

    It’s hard for kids when we experience chronic pain flare-ups. Learn how to discuss your condition with your children (without overwhelming them). CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and Dr. Julie Kinn (Clinical and Research Psychologist, Lead for Connected Health Technology Education) also share some of the great benefits for kids who learn how to help their parents and caregivers.

    Free resource discussed:

    Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sesameworkshop.ResilienceThinkBreathDo)

    DHA Connected Health
    Defense Health Agency
    https://health.mil/podcasts
    dha.connected-health@mail.mil
    Twitter: @DHAConnected (https://twitter.com/DHAConnected)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHAConnectedHealth

    For closed captioning, view a video version Living Beyond Pain at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8PcXBrsYZ8FbVDyKvH-1K7voY0muJuQ-

    Living Beyond Pain is produced by the Defense Health Agency (https://health.mil).

    Learn more about Military Health Podcasts at https://health.mil/podcasts

    Music is Siesta by Jahzzar
    Higgins, K., Birnie, K., Chambers, C., Wilson, A., Caes, L., Clark, A., Lynch, M., Stinson, J., and Campbell-Yeo, M.. (2015). Offspring of Parents with Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Pain, Health, Psychological, and Family Outcomes. Pain, 156(11): 2256-2266. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000293

    • 17 min
    Managing Flare-Ups

    Managing Flare-Ups

    Be a chronic-pain-combatting-superhero! Grab your C.A.P.E., and let’s listen to CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest, Dr. Douglas Riedmiller (Clinical Psychologist at Bay Pine VA, Sarasota Community Based Outpatient Clinic, IBHC in Primary Care), describe how to plan for flare-ups: (C) Consider your ways of coping, (A) Anticipate and avoid obstacles, (P) Prepare for triggers, and (E) Engage in positive coping.

    DHA Connected Health
    Defense Health Agency
    https://health.mil/podcasts
    dha.connected-health@mail.mil
    Twitter: @DHAConnected (https://twitter.com/DHAConnected)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHAConnectedHealth


    For closed captioning, view a video version Living Beyond Pain at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8PcXBrsYZ8FbVDyKvH-1K7voY0muJuQ-

    Living Beyond Pain is produced by the Defense Health Agency (https://health.mil).

    Learn more about Military Health Podcasts at https://health.mil/podcasts

    Music is Siesta by Jahzzar

    • 15 min
    Stress and Relaxation

    Stress and Relaxation

    Relaxation is a free and simple way to help you manage chronic pain by reducing stress and tension. CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest MAJ Cara E. Cox Coleman (Fellow, Clinical Health Psychology, Tripler Army Medical Center) explain how to use diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mental focus and imagery to turn on the relaxation response.

    Free resources discussed:

    The Military Meditation Coach podcast (https://soundcloud.com/militarymeditationcoach)

    The Breathe2Relax mobile app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.t2health.breathe2relax)

    The Mindfulness Coach mobile app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.va.mobilehealth.ncptsd.mindfulnesscoach&hl=en_US)

    Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sesameworkshop.ResilienceThinkBreathDo)

    DHA Connected Health
    Defense Health Agency
    https://health.mil/podcasts
    dha.connected-health@mail.mil
    Twitter: @DHAConnected (https://twitter.com/DHAConnected)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHAConnectedHealth


    For closed captioning, view a video version Living Beyond Pain at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8PcXBrsYZ8FbVDyKvH-1K7voY0muJuQ-

    Living Beyond Pain is produced by the Defense Health Agency (https://health.mil).

    Learn more about Military Health Podcasts at https://health.mil/podcasts

    Music is Siesta by Jahzzar

    • 17 min
    Sleep

    Sleep

    Sleep and chronic pain have a circular relationship. We don’t sleep well when we are experiencing pain, and then being sleep deprived actually makes our pain worse! Learn how to break this cycle with CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest, Dr. John T. Peachey, Psy.D. (United States Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton).

    Free resource discussed:

    A Better Night’s Sleep Podcast (https://soundcloud.com/abetternightssleep)

    DHA Connected Health
    Defense Health Agency
    https://health.mil/podcasts
    dha.connected-health@mail.mil
    Twitter: @DHAConnected (https://twitter.com/DHAConnected)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHAConnectedHealth


    For closed captioning, view a video version Living Beyond Pain at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8PcXBrsYZ8FbVDyKvH-1K7voY0muJuQ-

    Living Beyond Pain is produced by the Defense Health Agency (https://health.mil).

    Learn more about Military Health Podcasts at https://health.mil/podcasts

    Music is Siesta by Jahzzar

    • 24 min
    Movement

    Movement

    It can be hard to get moving when you are experiencing chronic pain. Have you ever experienced the Crash-and-Burn cycle (overdoing it when you have a good day, and then being down-for-the-count for several days after)? Learn how to get moving safely using pacing, engaging in enjoyable activities, and by setting SMART goals. CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest CAPT Amy Park Ph.D. MSCP (CAPT (0-6) US Public Health Service, Acting Director DHA Connected Health) help you overcome barriers to getting moving.

    DHA Connected Health
    Defense Health Agency
    https://health.mil/podcasts
    dha.connected-health@mail.mil
    Twitter: @DHAConnected (https://twitter.com/DHAConnected)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHAConnectedHealth


    For closed captioning, view a video version Living Beyond Pain at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8PcXBrsYZ8FbVDyKvH-1K7voY0muJuQ-

    Living Beyond Pain is produced by the Defense Health Agency (https://health.mil).

    Learn more about Military Health Podcasts at https://health.mil/podcasts

    Music is Siesta by Jahzzar

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

T.L.F.E. ,

Incredible resource for those coping with pain

Thank you for creating such a valuable resource for the many service members, veterans, and civilian community coping with pain!

Joolie456 ,

Conversational and Comprehensive

I am lucky to have had a preview listen of all the episodes and I was blown away! CPT Beegen and her guests help explain chronic pain management in easy and relatable ways. A great show for anyone with chronic pain (or for their families and friends to help them understand!).

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