82 episodes

Learn to upgrade your brain and take control of your healing. Make peace with your life.

Unstoppable Body and Mind Betsy Jensen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 59 Ratings

Learn to upgrade your brain and take control of your healing. Make peace with your life.

    Episode #82- Parenting and Pain, An Interview with Crystal

    Episode #82- Parenting and Pain, An Interview with Crystal

    How are parenting and rewiring your brain for less pain similar?  You may be surprised.


    Crystal Haitsma teaches Radical Connection Parenting, in which connection and relationship are valued over behavior modification.  Instead of using rewards and punishment to get kids to do what you want, you work on the relationship instead, so they naturally do what you want them to.


    She talks a lot about emotional regulation in parenting- for both parent and child. As we learn to process our own thoughts and emotions, we can model this and hold space for our children to do the same.  As we develop that secure attachment with them, they are more likely to obey us and listen to us and model our behavior.  


    This episode is not just for parents.  Crystal teaches that as you heal yourself from the inside out, then you heal your parent-child relationship.  Which is also the way to heal all relationships in life.  


    The more compassion you have for yourself, the more compassion you will naturally have for others in your life.  So parenting starts with our own inner work.


    You can find Crystal on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the.parenting.coach/ or on “The Freedom Moms Podcast” 


    www.coachcrystal.ca/links


     


    For more information, check out my website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com


    Or to schedule a free 60 min coaching session, 


    click here,  https://calendly.com/thebetsyjensen/free-consult 


     

    • 45 min
    Episode #81-Graded Exposure Meditation

    Episode #81-Graded Exposure Meditation

    When someone has chronic pain (more than 3-6 mo, resistant to medical treatment), then the brain processes pain differently.  Neural pathways of pain become like habits, and pain can remain even after normal healing time has passed.


    But the brain is neuroplastic, and we can train it to produce less pain.


    Graded exposure is one technique used in reprocessing pain and rewiring the brain.


    Graded exposure is a way to slowly introduce movements back, that are usually associated with pain. 


    You can have a corrective experience when you try a movement previously associated with pain, but are able to interpret it differently.  When you do this over and over, in progressively higher amounts, you rewire to brain to move with safety and without producing pain.  


    If you have pain with a certain movement, I would suggest you start your graded exposure in your IMAGINATION.


    Once you get good at imagining yourself moving without pain, and paired with a joyful or positive emotion, then you will train your brain it is safe.  Not dangerous. No pain signals are required.


    Here is a 7 min clip of me using this graded exposure technique with a client:


    https://youtu.be/lvjpMZx_MIY


     


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    For more information, check out my website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com


     


    Or to schedule a free 60 min coaching session, 


    click here,  https://calendly.com/thebetsyjensen/free-consult 


     


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    • 10 min
    Episode #80- Resolving Jane‘s SI Joint Flare

    Episode #80- Resolving Jane‘s SI Joint Flare

    Jane is a former client that has been dealing with a flare going on about 3 months. As well as heart palpitations.
     


    Here I coach her about her thoughts and emotions.  Then we do some somatic techniques, which got rid of her 5/10 pain.


     


    If you have chronic pain, be sure and listen and see how what I tell her can apply to you.


     
    Sometimes watching someone else's coaching and drawing parallels, can be even more effective than being coached directly!


     
    Enrollment for my group program is going on now. Space is limited to 15, so be sure to act soon.


     
    If you think coaching might help you, sign up for my interest list here:
     
    https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60feeed6cabce0455c07ccef
     


    Group coaching begins next week, Sept 20 so join today!

    • 30 min
    Episode #79- Client Success Story: Healing Back Pain With Kathleen

    Episode #79- Client Success Story: Healing Back Pain With Kathleen

    Today's episode is an interview with my client, Kathleen.  She is a Physician, Mom, and back pain sufferer for 8 years.  Listen to her incredible 12 week journey coaching with me. 


    Kathleen signed up for coaching and within the first couple of weeks had INCREASED pain and a new symptom.  Instinctually she was led to the mind-body approach, but her Doctor brain kept worrying that she was missing something that was physically wrong.


    Listen as Kathleen describes her journey from pain, fear, and self doubt, to a life of less stress, increased joy, and no chronic back pain!


     


    If you would like to apply what I taught Kathleen into your life, then get on my interest list for group coaching here:


    https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60feeed6cabce0455c07ccef


    My 6 mo group coaching program starts Sept 20, you won't want to miss it!


     


    Or you can schedule a free 60 min coaching consult with me, to talk more about your specific situation:


    https://calendly.com/thebetsyjensen/free-consult 

    • 33 min
    Episode #78- How Stress and Anxiety Affect the Body

    Episode #78- How Stress and Anxiety Affect the Body

    Stress and anxiety are emotions that cause physiological changes in our bodies.


    The stress response is very helpful short term, in survival moments.  But many of us live in a stressed out state, and constantly feel like we are in survival mode.


    Today I talk all about the physiological effects of chronic stress and anxiety on our bodies, including:


    Rapid heart rate


    Palpitations


    Chest pain


    Increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease


    Heartburn or acid reflux


    Stomach ulcers


    Diarrhea or Constipation


    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


    Decreased libido, impotence


    For women,  irregular, heavier, or more painful periods.


    Magnify the physical symptoms of menopause


    Tension and Migraine Headaches


    Back shoulder neck, body pain, body aches


    "Unexplained aches and pains”


    Increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes


    Sleep disturbances and insomnia


    Fatigue


    Skin problems like hives and rashes


    Chronic cortisol leads to inflammation in the body


    Tingling of the hands and feet


    Nerve pain


    Lightheadedness/Dizziness


    Vision problems


    Memory problems


    Lack of Focus/Concentration


    Confusion


    Chronic anxiety can mimic conditions like MS, Lyme disease, brain tumors and even seizure disorders (epilepsy)


    Stress is based on our perception of danger or inability to cope.  It is easy to see why chronic pain increases stress.  Plus people with chronic pain are more likely people who place a lot of internal pressure on themselves.


    Listen for more details about how stress and anxiety show up physically, and understand how this could be affecting your life.


    If you have not yet given my podcast a rating or review, PLEASE do that here:


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unstoppable-body-and-minds-podcast/id1493360543


    For more information, check out my website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com


    Or to schedule a free 60 min coaching session, click here,  https://calendly.com/thebetsyjensen/free-consult 

    • 16 min
    Episode #77- The Pain Habit - Interview with Drew Coverdale

    Episode #77- The Pain Habit - Interview with Drew Coverdale

    In this episode I interview Drew Coverdale, a Physiotherapist in Northeast England, and author of the book “The Pain Habit: Your Journey To Recovery”


     


    Drew has intuitively explored various strategies with his PT patients with persistent pain who were not seeing improvements any other way.  


     


    He integrates concepts from talk therapy, behavior science, neuroscience and psychology, and has come to view pain as a habit.


     


    He has seen rapid transformations with people, and with others it takes longer.  But “Change is possible for persistent pain.  It doesn’t matter how long it takes, if you are ready to take the steps.”


     


    Pain is a habit, driven by a stress response.  Fear and frustration are the biggest emotions that he sees trigger the stress response, which can then trigger pain.  


     


    Pain recovery can start where you are now, in the moment.  You can learn to create new, positive habits, instead of the habit of pain.  


     


    Changing the habit involves how you think, breathe, move, or feel.  Be sure to include the emotional component by rewarding yourself as you do the new habit.  That is the fastest way to rewire your brain for habit change.


     


    You can find “The Pain Habit: Your Journey To Recovery” by Drew Coverdale on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Habit-Journey-Recovery-Discover-ebook/dp/B08KLYSLFG


     


    For more information, check out my website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com


    Or to schedule a free 60 min coaching session, click here,  https://calendly.com/thebetsyjensen/free-consult 


     

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

DoctorMommy1920 ,

Life saver

I worked with Betsy one on one and she changed my life! No longer in chronic pain and also able to better manage my mind!

MJega ,

Life Changing!

I think of finding Betsy and this podcast as some sort of fate! My life has changed so profoundly over the past six months as a result. I cannot recommend this mind-body work enough to everyone. Betsy is a stellar coach and a gem of a human being.

Stinksopurdy ,

Tools for living well

I have loved listening to Betsy’s podcast! I have a chronic “incurable” condition. But from diagnosis I have believed I can heal. I think the answers lie in what Betsy teaches in this podcast, in harnessing the power of our minds. This is for all of us, whether in pain or not.

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