In today’s episode of the Amplify Your Wellness Podcast with TLC,

guest Elizabeth Kipp joins us to share about her journey from chronic pain to inner peace. Elizabeth brings a unique perspective as someone who suffered from chronic pain for 40 years before finding a solution. We delve into the definition of chronic pain and its various forms, as well as the impact it has on our mindset and stress response. Elizabeth shares her personal journey and the practices that helped her overcome chronic pain.

We explore the interconnectedness of

breath, heart, and mind and the role of self-regulation in managing stress and making better decisions. We also discuss the science behind pain and the importance of finding non-pharmaceutical methods for pain management. So join us as we dive deep into chronic pain and stress management and discover empowering strategies to live a life free from pain and stress.

Listen HERE.

Key topics and bullet points include:

Understanding chronic pain and its various forms
The definition of chronic pain
How the brain perceives all types of pain
Mindset and stuck stress response associated with chronic pain
Impact of chronic pain on brain fog
Importance of breathing exercises for stress management

Practicing breathing exercises daily

Specific breathing techniques such as long inhales and slightly shorter exhales

The necessity of daily practice for successful and accessible breathing exercises –

Role of the nervous system in managing stress

Hierarchy of the nervous system and its influence on the mind’s understanding

The different states of the nervous system: protecting, agitated, activated, calm

Regulation of the nervous system for accessing the mind

The interconnectedness of breath, heart, and mind

Holding breath and its impact on clear thinking and accessing the prefrontal cortex

Personal experience of making poor decisions

due to being activated and lacking access to the thinking part of the brain

Importance of self-regulation, calming down and breathing for better decision-making

Recommended breath practices for stress reduction

Daily breath practice of at least 3 minutes, preferably 11 minutes

The use of deep breathing and various breath practices

The need for guidance from a good teacher to learn the nuances of breath practice

Rewiring the nervous system through breath practice

Engaging in breath practice as a signal of safety to the body

The default response to stress becomes the breath practice

Building resilience and widening the window of tolerance for stress

Importance of co-regulation in stress management

Connecting with a trusted friend for co-regulation

Seeking help and asking for support in managing stress

Elizabeth’s personal journey with chronic pain and seeking alternatives

A 40-year history of chronic pain

Lack of understanding from most doctors and assumptions of no improvement

Finding Dr. Peter Przekop and his pain management program

Going from chronic pain to no pain within 52 days under Dr. Przekop’s program

Understanding the challenges people face with stress in everyday life

Prevalence of stress in society

Multitasking as a source of stress –

Effective methods, like refocusing, to reduce stress

The myth of multitasking and its impact on stress

The brain’s inability to truly multitask

Difficulty in processing increasing amounts of information and the pace of the world –

The importance of self-care and discernment in information consumption

The body as a source of information and its neglect contributes to stress

The distinction between trauma and stress, with stress being described as frustration and a source of cortisol.

from chronic pain to inner peace

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