Give them a try: Meditation and Relaxation Tapes and CDs

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Stella Marie
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   Posted 2/28/2009 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
One thing that we do not talk enough about on this forum are non pharmacological ways to help us cope with our pains, long difficult nights, and points when we get ready to throw in the towel.  I am sure most of you are like me and try not to complain to those around us, as they have so much on their plate too. So we are forced to cope with things by ourselves.  One thing that I was introduce to that has made a wealth of difference is  Meditation and Relaxation CD's.  When I am in bed or laying on the couch and my pain level is horrific, I have found these types of CD's in your walkman or MP3 player are fantastic.   They teach you appropriate breathing, stress reduction, visualization, affirmations, etc.  When these were first recommended to me in a pain rehabilitation class, I shruffed them off, thinking how could these help with my pain. I might as well listen to Barney and Big Bird sing. They absolutely do help.  They are wonderful when you are laying in bed, tossing and turning. They help you refocus your mind off you pain and the hopeless of it all. I find them comforting and uplifting.  I  am sure they are not for everyone, but please give them a try.  Many libraries have some that you can try out before you decide to purchase a few.  This will give you an idea of what they are like and what appeals to you.  If you decide you like them, Amazon has a wide variety a good prices and free shipping.  Many of times they have gotten me thru a difficult period when I wanted to grab another BT pain pill - but it was not time.  There are tapes custom designed for pain, relaxation, meditation, sleeping, etc.
 
They are just another tool that works for me.  I wish someone had introduced them to me years go.
 
 

Stella Marie

Rare neurodegenerative disease called “Multiple System Atrophy”.  Wheelchair, O2, & Bipap, intrathecal pump, Neurostimulator, dystonia, neuropathic pain and spasticity.


PAlady
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   Posted 2/28/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Stella,
We mention this every now and then, but you're right I think it may get brushed off. Too many people think it means we're saying your pain is all in your head, which is NOT the case. But mind and body are not separate, and emotions affect pain and vice versa.

A woman who in my view does the best in the business is Belleruth Naparstek, LISW. I have no monetary connection with her or her site; I use and recommend her materials. Her website is
www.healthjourneys.com

and you can listen to small clips for free. Her material has been used in many research studies, and is even given out by some heatlh insurance companies. (BC/BS of California gives out her tapes to help with surgical procedures to all people having surgery). She started out working with the Cleveland Clinic with cancer, and her chemotherapy tapes are given out free by another insurance company (the link can be found at her website).

Thanks for mentioning this topic!

PaLady

edt
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   Posted 2/28/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Great post.....definitely a plus in my world!  There are lots of alternatives that can help chronic pain.  Different things work depending on the person and situation, just like pain meds work differently on everyone!
 
edt
 
 

straydog
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   Posted 3/1/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Stella I can believe it could possibly help someone, I mean alot of us do things to try to distract ourselves from the pain. When you say you get yours on Amazon, where in the DVD's under what heading do you find them? I am very interested. I have a small water fountain with soft colored lights that change and I alot of times turn it on in the dark because I like to hear the water. Its relaxing to me.

Susie


edt
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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

Do a google search for healing tapes, you will be amazed at all the info!  hayhouse.com has lots of interesting books, tapes, cd's etc.  Find what you like then price shop...amazon and overstock save lots of $$$.

XXOO

edt (Patti)


Stella Marie
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   Posted 3/1/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
PAlady...and Suzie

Her website looks great. I ended up ordering a couple from her. Ironically I got my first couple free at the Cleveland Clinic and she was on one of them. Thank you to posting her site.

Suzie I search under relaxation CD's and meditation CD's. There is a wide variety. I think anyone with chronic pain and the stress problems associated with out illness should give them a serious try. I love listening to them at night when I can not sleep and I am ready to say quits. There are amazing how they can get you to refocus.

Stella Marie

Rare neurodegenerative disease called “Multiple System Atrophy”.  Wheelchair, O2, & Bipap, intrathecal pump, Neurostimulator, dystonia, neuropathic pain and spasticity.


PAlady
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   Posted 3/1/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
You know I'm not sure about this but I think MAYBE if we order things like books and tapes and such by clicking on the resource link through this site Healing Well may get a small % from it. I mean amazon and a lot of things are on the resource list at HW. Maybe one of the moderators can answer this. I'd sure love to know I was supporting Healing Well at the same time.

Anyone know how this works?

PaLady
BTW glad you liked her site, Stella. There's a lot of free stuff you can get, and periodic sales. She also mails a free e-letter, and has a weekly free download sample of one of her CD's. She also lists materials from others but only after she reviews them. She bases all her materials on the latest scientific studies (including the background music), and physiological accuracy for each condition.

Post Edited (PAlady) : 3/1/2009 6:07:51 PM (GMT-7)

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