Medical MondaysA Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain

So, last week I posted the reviews for the final two weeks of Esther Smith’s course A Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain; I feel very privileged to have been asked to review the course for Esther & I just feel bad that I didn’t manage to stick to the schedule that Esther & I agreed to – but she was lovely about it & I’m very thankful for that. Here’s my overall review of the course for you… Continue reading

Medical MondaysA Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain

This review marks the end of this course & I’m definitely saddened by this – however, this session’s teachings meant a lot to me & is probably the most important part of the course in my eyes. In this post I’ll tell you a little about Esther’s advice on how to address the common barriers people with chronic pain face on a daily basis.

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Medical MondaysA Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain

Well then, it’s been a while since I last updated you on the online course I’ve been doing & that’s because my mental health has been an absolute mess for the last few weeks – I owe Esther a huge apology for letting her down with my crappy scheduling & I apologise to those of you that have messaged me, asking when my next update it going up. In this post I’m going to sum-up week five, & later today my sum-up on week six will go up – next Monday I’ll post my overall summary of the course as well. Continue reading

Medical MondaysA Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain

Earlier today my post on week three went up – I finished week three in awe of Esther & how much effort she’s put into helping people like me live better, & less painful lives. Week four of Pacing for Chronic Pain involves a lot of self-reflection; Esther encourages¬†students¬†to look at their lives, their everyday priorities & the things that can be cut out to make life easier. I enjoyed week four as the reading wasn’t as intense, but the course materials were incredibly useful & after finishing the assignments I felt very productive.

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Medical MondaysA Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain

Some of you may have noticed that I didn’t put a post up last Monday reviewing week three of A Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain, but have no fear! Week three is coming to you in this post & week four will be up later today as well; next week will also bring you two posts, with an overall review the Monday after. I finished week 2 feeling excited about the final two pacing techniques, & felt a lot less sceptical that I did after week 1.

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Medical MondaysA Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain

Last week I wrote about my experience with the first week of Esther Smith’s online course, A Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain (you can find that post here) – my experience of week one was positive but I also felt a little sceptical that I would be able to fit pacing into my everyday life but also intrigued about what I might learn over the next six weeks.

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Medical MondaysA Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Esther Smith, inviting me to take part in some online courses that focus on educating people about chronic pain & how to deal with it. The first course I’m taking part in is A Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain; the course is set over 6 weeks & after every session I’m going to do a quick write up about what I learned & what my thoughts are. I’m going to keep these posts short because I don’t want to give too much away, but I hope they’ll make you consider looking into Esther’s work.

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