Struggling with chronic pain? Listen in to learn about the amazing ways our thoughts, feelings, and experiences can impact our physical health and perpetuate symptoms. On each episode, we interview physicians, researchers, and ordinary people who have incredible stories to tell about the power of the mindbody connection. This podcast is a free resource brought to you by Curable: the #1 app for chronic pain self care.
Treating the Brain and the Body (Charlie Merrill, MSPT)
Charlie Merrill, MSPT, helps clients heal by combining traditional, hands-on, manual physical therapy with the mindbody, biopsychosocial approach. Tune in to hear what he’s learned from years of treating a wide variety of patients, including some of the best athletes in the world, and how these learnings can help you on your journey.
Making Friends With Your Fears and Your Feelings (Daniel Lyman, LCSW, MPA)
Do you find yourself stuck in a loop of obsessive thoughts about pain? You are not alone, and Daniel Lyman, LCSW, has just the techniques to help you through it.
Recharge, Reframe, Reclaim: The Role of Race in Pain (Benita Jackson, PhD, MPH)
Race, rest, recharging, and revitalizing: this episode covers it all. Join Christie Uipi, Founder of the Better Mind Center, and Benita Jackson, PhD, MPH, for a wide-ranging conversation about the next wave of chronic pain research.
Why It’s Okay to Be Skeptical About Healing (Lilia Graue, MD, LMFT)
When it comes to healing, do you need to believe that there is only one “right path” for you? Dr. Lilia Graue doesn’t think so. In this episode, she shares her take on how skepticism and uncertainty can be welcomed in as a natural part of the healing journey. This episode is hosted by Christie Uipi, LCSW, Executive Director of the Better Mind Center.
Your Experience is Valid (Kamil Lewis, LMFT)
"Taking care of yourself is a resilient act, one that requires vulnerability, rest, and compassion." That’s the advice that Kamil Lewis, LMFT, gives to her clients who are struggling with chronic pain. In this fan-favorite episode from 2020, Kamil offers validation and guidance on navigating experiences that contribute to chronic pain, like oppression, marginalization, and burnout. Join us to learn tips on building community, validating your experience, and reigniting your sex life in the face of chronic symptoms.
Supercharged Wellness: Treating the Physical, Mental and Emotional (Katie Estridge, PT, MPT, PYT)
In this fan-favorite episode from 2018, Laura interviews Katie Estridge, a physical therapist and yoga therapist who treats her patients as whole-minded individuals. Depending on a patient’s needs, her unique approach draws from pain science, traditional rehabilitation exercise, meditation, gentle yoga flows, and more. Though her techniques have helped many to live a better life, Katie still struggled with her own chronic pain battle until she found Curable. Join us to hear what she learned from working with the Curable app and how she’s paying it forward to her patients.
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I stumbled on one of these podcasts months ago and didn’t fully connect. But I recently found the Curable app and I would recommend that as a starting point! (also it’s not expensive)
There is so so much there, so much supportive help, knowledge, options for all kinds of learning and exercises from which to choose.
I’m being challenged, but also shown empathy, and I have all sorts of expert advice available to me. The podcast episodes can be linked from the app as well and they support the learning and help available on the app.
I don’t know if anyone has looked at their medical board of advisors on their website, but it’s quite impressive.
The three founders - wow I commend you for doing this work. It seems like the whole world should know about it! Very professional and science backed, and really creative in engaging with app users.
I am hopeful to move forward in my healing journey. Thank you.
Every human should listen to this podcast
Over 10 years ago, I recovered from a terrible bout of back pain. It was a very classic mind body story of running out of all other options, and finally coming back to the miraculous insights of Dr. John Sarno, other clinicians and a pain psychologist.
I have experienced hip pain for the last three years. I previously had surgery on that hip so it never occurred to me that it might not be related to that surgery. I had an MRI and an injection that only helped for a couple of months. When I asked the physiatrist if I was correct in saying that the MRI showed mild and likely normal wear and tear t I realized it must be caused by the mind-body connection.
This podcast has energized me to reconnect with the resources and processes I need to not only work on curing my hip pain, but also to integrate the knowledge and techniques going forward in my life.
So happy I found this!
This podcast is a bright light in the chronic pain world. Easy to listen, great guests and practical examples. I just got the Curable app as well excited to see what will unfold. The episode ‘How to get back to your favorite activities with or without pain’ with Dr. Asare Christian was amazing. Seeing it from a neurologist perspective was eye opening.