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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 • 85 Ratings

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

    Episode #125- The 6 F’s- Reactions that Increase Pain

    Episode #125- The 6 F’s- Reactions that Increase Pain

    This Episode is what Dr Schubiner calls "The Six F's" in his book "Unlearn Your Pain"
     
    These are natural reactions to pain, but they also cause the brain to amplify the pain or symptoms.
     
    Here are the 6 F's, listen for more info:
     
    "Fear of the pain or other symptom: We fear the sensation of it as it can be so severe and unpleasant; we worry about whether it will go away and when or when it will return; we spend a lot of time wishing it will go away
     
    Focus on the pain or other symptom: We pay a lot of attention to it; we monitor it; we focus on how it feels and if it is changing or getting worse
     
    Frustration with it: We get upset, annoyed and angry at the pain or other symptom; we become resentful that doctors haven’t fixed it or don’t understand it; we become sad for what we have lost
     
    Fighting it: We work hard to overcome it; we try to push through it; and we get exhausted in the fight, especially when we feel we are losing the battle
     
    Trying to figure it out: We spend a lot of time thinking about it; we search for answers online, in doctor’s offices and with alternative care practices
     
    Trying to fix it: We spend a lot of time and money on treatments that haven’t worked; we try anything and everything that might work; we get desperate for a cure; we get depressed when one doesn’t materialize."
     
    The way you react to pain can cause your brain to produce more of it or decrease it, so reacting differently on purpose will help you feel better.  
     
    For fresh content on healing chronic pain or disease, follow Betsy
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    Episode # 124- 10 Myths About Pain

    Episode # 124- 10 Myths About Pain

    In this episode I put together the 10 biggest myths I've seen around pain (especially chronic pain).
     
    Lots of new pain research is coming out, so if you think you know about pain (like I did as a Physical Therapist), there may be some new findings that surprise you.
     
    Here are the 10 biggest myths about pain, and be sure to listen for more explanation on each of them:
     
    1-pain equals tissue damage
    2-If I have pain or symptoms after exercise or food, it means that exercise or food is what caused my pain.
    3-The longer I’ve had pain means the longer it will take to heal
    4-I will have to re-live traumatic experiences in order to heal from them
    5-If I don’t have significant childhood trauma then I shouldn’t have chronic pain
    6-If my pain is mind body, I have to have 100% belief before I can heal
    7-I need to be perfect at healing
    8-If I have neuroplastic pain it means that I’m weak
    9-If I have been doing the work and still have pain it means there are repressed emotions I haven’t yet found
    10- The goal is to be totally regulated and pain free
     
    For fresh content on healing chronic pain or disease, follow Betsy
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    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvXZSYYGL2cfJl-oEOzqspA
     
    Website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com
     
     

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    Episode # 123- Unlearning Anxiety

    Episode # 123- Unlearning Anxiety

    Anxiety is a symptom that goes hand in hand with chronic pain and disease.In this episode I talk about what anxiety is, how it affects the body, why it's so common, and how to unlearn it!
    I give an example from my own life, and some techniques you can use to teach your brain to produce anxiety less and less.
    If you are looking to support your growth in a loving, fun and nurturing community, check out Alignment Oasis and the specials I have going on now:
    https://www.bodyandmindlifecoach.com/alignment-oasis
     
    For fresh content on healing chronic pain or disease, follow Betsy
    on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bodyandmindlifecoach/
     
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvXZSYYGL2cfJl-oEOzqspA
     
    Website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com

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    Episode #122- Pain When Things Are Good

    Episode #122- Pain When Things Are Good

    Pain when things are good is a phenomenon I see when people are unlearning pain and learning to regulate their nervous systems.
     
    When you're used to being in high alert, then letting your guard down and feeling safe can actually seem dangerous.
     
    We can expand our ability to stay in the "rest and repair state" longer, but some people have learned resting is "lazy" or having fun is "selfish".
     
    Watch for this in yourself- if your symptoms come in a time of more calm or peace, don't worry!  
     
    This is actually a sign your nervous system is EXPANDING. 
     
    The rest and repair state can become more normal for you than survival mode, but the nervous system has to go through growth to get there.
     
    If you are looking to support your growth in a loving, fun and nurturing community, check out Alignment Oasis and the specials I have going on now:
    https://www.bodyandmindlifecoach.com/alignment-oasis
     
    For fresh content on healing chronic pain or disease, follow Betsy
    on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bodyandmindlifecoach/
     
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvXZSYYGL2cfJl-oEOzqspA
     
    Website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com
     
     

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    Episode #121- Tree Meditation for Calming Anxiety

    Episode #121- Tree Meditation for Calming Anxiety

    Anxiety may be a familiar state for you - whether you have chronic pain or not.
     
    Anxiety is the nervous system state of "Flight".  We are often not running from a tiger, but we are running to do more, scan for danger, and fix problems.
     
    Anxiety is uncomfortable in the body, and prompts action- doing or thinking constantly to feel better.
     
    The solution to unlearning anxiety and teaching the brain not to go into anxious habits is to go INTO the sensation instead of trying to avoid it.
     
    This tree meditation will help you explore the sensations of anxiety neutrally, so you can help them pass and train your brain to produce them less.
     
    For a limited time, book a 55 min Clarity Session with me for just $39.
    Bring a struggle in your life (chronic pain, relationships, business, emotions, health), and leave with understanding to improve it.
    New clients only, one per person
    https://calendly.com/thebetsyjensen/39-clarity-session
     
    For weekly calls and community support integrating this work into your life, check out Alignment Academy:
    https://www.bodyandmindlifecoach.com/alignment-academy-membership
     
    Please subscribe and share this podcast with someone who might love it!
     
    For fresh content on healing chronic pain or disease, follow Betsy
    on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bodyandmindlifecoach/
     
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvXZSYYGL2cfJl-oEOzqspA
     
    Website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com
     
    *Free Nervous System Modules- 4 free videos explaining the nervous system, how it affects your health, and how to regulate it  https://view.flodesk.com/pages/620ffa96e0eda1a0d870b5a6
     
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    Episode #120 -Play is Medicine

    Episode #120 -Play is Medicine

    Did you know play and fun may be the missing piece to your healing?
     
    Our society tells us we must work hard to get what we want, and we may discredit things that seem too easy.
     
    But there are many scientific benefits of play.
     
    We can learn faster (It takes only 10-40 repetitions in play, vs 400 repetitions).
     
    Play, happiness or joy release endorphins (pain relieving qualities).
     
    Play improves brain function, flexible thinking, improves memory and stimulates growth of the cerebral cortex.
     
    Play is restorative- and it is the opposite of the fear-based survival states.
     
    But if you’re not used to playing and find it hard, you can grow your capacity to be in the “rest and repair state”.
     
    Listen in for more explanations of play as medicine, and how you can start to add more play to your life!
     
    For a limited time, book a 55 min Clarity Session with me for just $39.
    Bring a struggle in your life (chronic pain, relationships, business, emotions, health), and leave with understanding to improve it.
    New clients only, one per person
    https://calendly.com/thebetsyjensen/39-clarity-session
     
    For weekly calls and community support integrating this work into your life, check out Alignment Academy:
    https://www.bodyandmindlifecoach.com/alignment-academy-membership
     
    Please subscribe and share this podcast with someone who might love it!
     
    For fresh content on healing chronic pain or disease, follow Betsy
    on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bodyandmindlifecoach/
     
    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvXZSYYGL2cfJl-oEOzqspA
     
    Website https://bodyandmindlifecoach.com
     
    *Free Nervous System Modules- 4 free videos explaining the nervous system, how it affects your health, and how to regulate it  https://view.flodesk.com/pages/620ffa96e0eda1a0d870b5a6
     
    *Curable App- 6 Weeks Free with this code http://www.curable.com/betsyjensen
    If you like this podcast, please give it a five star rating and review on Itunes  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unstoppable-body-and-minds-podcast/id1493360543

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

rbk008 ,

Excellent podcast for people suffering from chronic pain and other chronic conditions

Betsy’s podcast offers thoughtful topics laid out well and easily explained. Listening to a podcast as well as being involved in her weekly classes, the information Betsy shares has greatly changed my life. Much of my chronic pain is gone. All of her information is research based. I like her approach to questioning our beliefs and thought patterns and accepted realities.

Gastbygirl1920 ,

So helpful!

Had a setback today and immediately went to one of these meditations to try to get back to a calm/safe state.

dinglepeggy ,

Fantastic show

I have chronic pain and Betsy's podcast is superb

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