Working with chronic pain & fatigue
Your guide to managing chronic symptoms at work
Do you need a robust symptom management plan to help you make work that bit easier?
Does this sound familiar? Doing my work hurts, I come home exhausted, fall into bed only to toss and turn and then start the day over feeling more tired than when I went to sleep.
Tools to make it easier at work and to relax, unwind and release tension after work...
Whole of life wellness tips and tricks to manage overall symptom levels, ways to make your work situation work for you and specific yoga tools to use at work to make it that little bit easier.
This is the Working with Chronic Pain and Fatigue Program
The program where you learn to craft your work wellness plan - even with chronic pain and fatigue. We work holistically, meaning it isn't just about what you do at work, but what you are doing the rest of the time as well.
The Working with Chronic Pain and Fatigue Workshop, the Working with Chronic Pain and Fatigue Yoga Series and accompanying cheat sheets and worksheets will help you create a plan to make working that bit more manageable.
If you know my story, then you know that I struggled for years with office jobs that made my symptoms worse and worse. If I had had a program like this, to share these coping mechanisms with me, I wouldn't have struggled so much. Before I could even start my journey to reducing my symptoms I had to wade through the burn out and the additional symptoms due to the pure stress of struggling with no help with chronic pain and fatigue.
I tried loads of different ways of approaching work, loads of management tools at work, and working on my symptoms. I'm bringing my experience of healthy work practices, chronic pain and fatigue management tools and yoga tools.
This is my lifeline for you. The one I wish had come for me several years ago.
"I used the chair yoga on a day where my pain was extremely high. I had already decided that my day was canceled. Going out was not gonna be possible but I did the series and about 10 mins after I noticed I felt more alert and less pain. Before I knew it I was dressed in the car and driving to my sister’s house. I ended up spending the evening there and then going to the grocery store after that. I would have never imagined being able to do a program and have such immediate results."
"For the first time, I'm in a yoga class that I feel like I'm actually going to get it...I really can do this and I love how it feels." -Meshea from mesheacrysup.com
"I love yoga with Melissa Reynolds, it has helped me feel more relaxed, less cramping, less pain."- Danny from Health-Hats.com
"You have made it possible for people with multiple issues to be able to get benefits of yoga without the stress and pain." - Mimi
As many as 20% of adults in the US live with chronic pain, estimates in the UK put it around 43%. The prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown as it is thought that many patients remain undiagnosed. The best guess of the prevalence of fibromyalgia worldwide is 1 in 20 - fibromyalgia combines chronic pain and fatigue. More information is available in my blog post Working with Chronic Pain and Fatigue.
With these numbers in mind, you can imagine the sheer number of people struggling worldwide.
You are likely one of them. I was too.
I remember dragging myself out of bed at 5 am to heat up my wheat bag, take it back to bed and try to infuse some pain relief and movement back into my neck. At 7 am I would again drag my poor, exhausted body from the bed and get myself to work. Struggling through work was hard, no matter how hard I tried. The pain killers I needed to function would upset my stomach, causing nausea almost to the point of vomiting every morning. The fight from 3 pm to the end of the day was a long one. I could barely keep my eyes open. My evenings consisted of watching TV with my heating pad and eating whatever simple meal I managed.
Each day I wondered how I continued to function.
Things turned around when I managed to reduce my work hours, found the right whole-of-life management plan, and started enacting the many yoga tools that help me to this day.
I can't promise you any magical fixes.
But I can give you a set of tools that help me every single day, help you to create your at-work management plan, and give you tips and tricks for your whole-of-life management plan.
In a nut shell:
- The Working with Chronic Pain and Fatigue Workshop
- Cheat sheets and worksheets for your personal plan
The Working with Chronic Pain and Fatigue yoga series - tools to discretely fit into your workday and some for use at home after work
- Stretches for your desk
- Discrete rest breaks for at work
- Rest breaks for after work (maximize your evening/weekend and your sleep)
It is simple. Quick. And made for you.
You managing chronic pain and fatigue and just trying to get on with your life.
So if you are prepared to learn and then do (the doing is the crucial bit) then join us now!
Your pain relief plan toolkit (sells for $9.99)
Your flare plan worksheet (sells for $6.99)
Brief seated stretch and breath class
Yoga for a neck headache class (headaches often come from upper body muscular tension)
Membership in the Exclusive Member's Group for TWO months where you get extra information and support including Ask Me Anything threads where you can ask me questions (costs $40)
Bonuses costing over $67 to purchase - imagine the value if you USE them? The value of extra support and having your own pain management plan in place? Priceless to me, what about you?
Melissa Reynolds is a mama of four beautiful boys. She is also a blogging, YouTubing, accessible yoga creating, chronic illness thriver.
For nearly a decade she has shared her journey to better wellness despite chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia on the blog www.melissavsfibromyalgia.com. In addition to over 300 blog posts and 200 YouTube videos, she has written two books, a workbook and several courses.
It is her mission to share yoga, pain and fatigue management tools with those who need it, so they don't have to spend as long as she did alone with no help.
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