Mindfulness and Meditation for the Chronic Life

How Mindfulness and Meditation can help with chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and overwhelm

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Are you living a chronic life?

Aka fighting chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and/or overwhelm?

Would you like to learn a tool that can help you to:

  • Rest and relax
  • Decrease stress
  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Manage chronic pain and fatigue
  • Improve insomnia
  • Improve general health

In this special programme we will learn about the overactive nervous system and how to calm it.

We go through breathing, journaling and other practices to induce calm, present moment awareness, mindfulness in daily life, body scan meditation, mindfulness in your parenting journey, visualisations and affirmations and make your personal plan for reducing your “chronics”.

This programme is made by a fellow chronic fighter, it is designed:

  • to be accessed as and when you can (you don't have to complete each lesson in a week)
  • how it works for you (tablet, phone, computer)
  • so that you can get comfortable for the lessons and practices (grab a cuppa, your heat pack and sit or lie how you need)
  • to give you tools you can enact any time, any place to help you manage chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and overwhelm (you may not want to lie down and meditate on the bus, but you could!)

How we specifically learn and use mindfulness and meditation in the chronic life?

  • Video lessons for each part of the programme
  • We go into the (research-backed) benefits of mindfulness and meditation, specifically for these symptoms
  • Breathing 101 - how and why breathing well can help us relax - including your 12 second calming practice you can really do any time, any where (even on the bus)
  • Your Five Minute Breathing Practice downloadable audio
  • Journaling and other calming practices - including your journal template
  • Present moment awareness and a special practice for when you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed
  • Body scan meditation and how to use it for pain relief and relaxation (includes audio)
  • Mindfulness in daily life - how to use these tools in your life (outside of your chronics) including a five day challenge and a gratitude practice template
  • Some other options that you may like to incorporate into your practice such as visualisations, affirmations, hypnosis and Yoga Nidra.
  • BONUS Mindfulness for your parenting life - we look into the research behind better outcome for children of mindful parenting and how to be a mindful parent
  • Make your personal mindfulness practice to take into your life

"Melissa is kind, passionate, and understanding, filled with knowledge from her own research and experience. She gave me some excellent tips, as well as some breathing exercises to help me soothe my anxiety. I recommend Melissa; she is a fantastic coach, one that can (and will) help anyone on their journey to wellness." - An Anxiety Fighter

You can access it in three ways:

  1. Work through the programme 1-1 with Melissa - research supports coaching and mindfulness as effective treatments for chronic illness. By working 1-1, we can really dig deep into the content, your goals and your practices and tailor the content to you. 45 minutes a week for eight weeks to focus only on your wellbeing. Plus the worksheets and audios of practices so you can take the learning into your daily life.Book your chat with Melissa about this here.
  2. Team programme – access the course content and a secret Facebook group for the team accessed as you can over the eight week programme. The Facebook group will be your oasis of calm where we will talk about our goals, what we are noticing, how we are enacting what we have been learning and more. You will receive the eight weeks included in the below option PLUS the online community, Q&A sessions, worksheets and audios of practices to take your learning out of the programme and into life for just $249 USD (189 pounds / 374 NZD approx. depending on exchange rates).
    This option really helps you to make the most of the course content and benefit from the team's expertise as well as Melissa's experience and training. While the group will work as if the programme is one week per lesson, and we request that you engage with the conversations as we go, you are welcome to to move through the content at your own pace. The group will also remain open at the close of the eight week term for you to continue to access the content. This option runs with groups of between 3-15 people so we can get the most out of it.
  3. Course content only – online content including videos, audios so that you can practice where and when you like (including after you have finished the programme) and worksheets just $125 USD (94 pound /$188 NZD approx. depending on exchange rates). This is the most accessible way to access the learning in terms of energy, time and investment.

How much have you previously spent trying to sleep better, reduce your pain, improve energy, decrease anxiety and overwhelm and experience some rest and relaxation? How much have you spent visiting practitioners who do work for you (massage, osteopathy, float sessions etc) that make you feel nice (they may make you flare) but ultimately the effects wear off? This course is the chance to learn skills that will help relax you in the moment and continue to give - you will enact them any where, any time you need and with continued practice these techniques only increase their return!

If you are into research - like me - you might like this, in a mindfulness programme for teenagers they found a $4.50 return for every $1 spent. Meaning they received a value 4.5 times higher than they spent - they find social return on investment by finding financial proxies (things like costs avoided) and then working out a complex formula to come to the return.

My Personal Benefits from Mindfulness and Meditation

For me the value of mindfulness and meditation is incalculable. I started meditating purely because I was miserable, exhausted and desperately needed some rest. My chronic pain and fatigue was flared up from pregnancy and delivery and having a tiny baby and said tiny baby didn't sleep much. I began with a 20 minute guided meditation and experienced rest for my body and mind in a way I couldn't remember ever achieving (I have had chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia since I was a teenager). I was hooked!

For the past five years I have meditated daily, researched, trained and basically become very passionate about using mindfulness and meditation for the chronics. As a side-benefit I found my anxiety levels have plummeted. I didn't even realise anxiety was a problem for me until the volume turned right down.

So enroll now and secure your spot!

Your Instructor

Melissa Reynolds
Melissa Reynolds

Melissa Reynolds is a Fibromyalgia and Meditation Coach, mama, author and fibro fighter. She has been fighting fibromyalgia for nearly her whole life. Several years ago she took control and has taken herself from miserable to thriving despite chronic pain, chronic fatigue and insomnia. She has been sharing this journey at www.melissavsfibromyalgia.com.

Class Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts June 1 2019 and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. The group component runs for eight weeks from June 1 2019 - 28th July 2019 but will remain open so you can access the content after it is finished.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, and have genuinely given it a go, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How can I chat to Melissa?
Email me! hello@melissavsfibromyalgia.com - I'd be delighted to hear from you.
What is a coach? Are they a qualified health professional?
Coaching a partnership between coach and client where the coach supports, encourages and provides accountability while the client works toward their goals - in this case improving chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and overwhelm. Where the coach has special knowledge, as I do with the "chronics" and mindfulness through lived experience and research, they may provide more direction. But the client is ALWAYS in charge. Coaching is NOT therapy. I am not a qualified health professional. My aim is to empower you to take control of your journey. If you need help with mental health issues or counselling please contact a local agency.
Does Melissa use the "c" word?
No. I never use the word cure. There is no current replicable cure for fibromyalgia. I offer a way to help you take control and improve your quality of life despite your symptoms. They may improve, as mine have, but I still live with chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia every single day, but the level I experience them has decreased. I genuinely utilise mindfulness and meditation every day to help me cope and find joy despite difficult symptoms.

Enroll before 18th May before the special early bird prices disappear and join us in this special journey to utilise mindfulness and meditation in chronic life.

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