Deana Tsiapalis, Author at Pain 2 Possibilities

All posts by Deana Tsiapalis

Grow Your Confidence Despite Pain

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In today’s episode we are talking about restoring confidence for a life well lived despite the relentless grip of chronic pain.

This pain extends beyond the physical, shaping an enduring emotional battle. It gradually wears away at your self-esteem, causing you to question your value and your capacity to lead a gratifying life.

We’ll explore how restoring your confidence can be one of the keys to unlocking a life of purpose, connection, and joy. We’ll address the common obstacles and challenges faced by those who live with pain, and we’ll challenge the beliefs that hold you back from embracing a life well lived, despite the pain.

Today I am joined by a friend and former colleague, Ann Deluca, author and a Women’s Confidence Coach with a coaching certification through the Co-ActiveTraining Institute (CTI), a Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and Certified Resilience Coach with The Leadership Wellness Group.

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Reframing The Pain Narrative

Pain is a universal human experience, whether it’s physical, emotional, or social. It can be all-encompassing, overwhelming, and at times, seem insurmountable often leading to a narrative of suffering. But what if we could change the narrative on how we perceive pain? Pain Research and countless stories from individuals who have faced extraordinary challenges, battled pain in its many forms, and emerged on the other side is showing us that perspective matters.

In this episode, I’m joined by Fraser Brown, a chronic pain warrior, podcaster, and advocate. Together, we’ll explore Fraser’s journey through pain and how he maintains a resilient and positive outlook as a part of his pain management strategy.

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Dignity In Chronic Pain Care – Valuable Lessons From Palliative

In this episode I sit down with the esteemed Dr. Harvey Chochinov to discuss dignity and person centered care for both end of life and for the lived experience with pain. Join us as we explore the human experience, the importance of perception, purpose, meaning, and hope in maintaining dignity in care.

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Pain And Grief – Warrior Wisdom

Join Anne Schober and myself as we discuss her latest book she co-authored called ‘Invincible – Finding the Light Beyond the Darkness of Chronic Illness.‘ We explore Anne’s experience with pain and living with an invisible illness along with her inspiration in writing the book.

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Pain And Executive Functioning – How To Get Things Done

A decline in our executive functioning (aka getting stuff done) is a direct result of where and how our pain is processed. In this episode Carrie Bonnett and I explore some of the tips and tools to help you get things done even when your brain and the pain are suggesting otherwise.

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A Pain Warriors Perspective on Trauma & Pain

During our annual Willow Tree Summit, our chronic pain warriors sit down with me in ‘Conversations from the couch’ to talk about the information shared inside the summit. Our Summits aim to hear from a variety of experts…those who live with pain and those that serve them.

At The Crossroads Of Grief And Pain

Life with chronic pain often leaves you with a deep sense of grief though the loss of limb or the loss of the life you once had, having to relearn as you navigate the world around you while adapting to the changes you are left to deal with often with little to no guidance.

In this episode we’ll delve into the key components of grief as it relates to the chronic pain experience. Join us as we explore the interconnections and commonalities between the two as we offer insights and tools to inspire those who are doing their very best to navigate the crossroads of chronic pain and grief.

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You Are A Symphony

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When you get a chronic diagnosis, the positive messaging (and the hope) goes out the window and leaves the warrior feeling unsure of what’s to come.

In this episode, I offer a different perspective on your capabilities and how impressive (and complicated) your body and brain truly are.

Improving Pain And Inflammation With An Elimination Diet

In this episode I am joined by board certified Wellness Coach Jessica Hill Powell to discuss elimination diets. In this conversation we unpack how an elimination diet helps to reduce inflammation which in turn helps to improve the amount of pain you feel. You will learn about foods that trigger inflammation, how to eliminate them and the importance of reintroducing them slowly.

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

One of the biggest questions we get inside The Change Pain Academy is when my pain gets worse, how do I know if I should go to the Doctor or if I can work through it at home? It can be really difficult differentiating between pain from an acute injury or pain that comes from the chronic state.

In this episode I give a brief explanation of the questions you can ask yourself to help determine if you stay or if you should go…to see the Doctor (thank you to The Clash for these words).

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