Heart Health Management at Home Digital Workbook
The source code of the how so that you can do the what and the why!
- Helping you with the practical side of life when living with heart disease.
- Preparing for appointments, knowing about your medications and what they do.
- Understanding the language used that describes your condition and treatment.
- Tips and tricks to help you manage your thoughts and feelings.
- Ideas to help you sleep, reduce anxiety, soothe pain and prepare you to quit smoking.
- Includes FREE downloadable and printable notes, forms, journals and a guided 20-minute audio relaxation.
Includes a 20 minute guided relaxation worth £3.99 ($5.60) and 7 printable activity sheets worth £9.99 ($14.01)
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Before I tell you all about this life-changing workbook
Let’s talk about who it’s for … it’s for you … if you’ve had a cardiac event and are living with a heart disease diagnosis. You know that you must make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk factors. You may have been physically fixed, be going through treatment or have been living with heart disease for a while. You know what life changes need to happen, you know why they need to happen but you are confused and anxious about how to make the changes happen. You are ready to control back in your life.
I had a heart attack in 2016. At the time of my discharge, the most challenging thing for me after coming home from Royal Papworth Hospital was the shock, fear, confusion and depression. I no longer trusted myself or my body. I found it hard to remember all that I had been told, and I wanted to and answers to questions I didn’t know I had.
I wrote and created this book to provide you with the necessary information, the tools and top tips that will help you accept where you are and be able to help yourself feel more confident, in control and less anxious. This book is to complement all that you have been told by your medical teams, it is to help you be able to communicate clearly and understand more about your health and wellbeing.
How this workbook can help you
The chart below is a PROBLEM/SOLUTION self-assessment for you. I will help you to identify where you are now and where you want to be managing the fundamentals of your heart health at home. Here’s how it works … each of the change areas below is critical in keeping your heart healthy and your mind positive so that you can nail the changes needed in order to have a calm, relaxed and confident life.
Read through the table below, start with the middle column, (PROBLEM) is this how you may feel about the changes to reducing your risk factor, make a note of which ones apply to how you are feeling right now. Now, look at the right-hand side. These are the outcomes (SOLUTION) that my this workbook will provide for you. If you actively try out the ideas and plans included in the chapters.
Are you are sitting more in the middle column with the feelings and thoughts problem right now. If so, the Basics of Heart Health Management at Home Workbook will help you to discover how you can make changes easily and ensure that you live happy and confident despite the impact of your diagnosis.
|Change area – The changes to your life when you live with heart disease or have had a cardiac event. You have:||Problem – Right now, your feelings about how you manage the basics of your heart-healthy life. Are you:||Solution – How you can feel after reading the Basics of Heart Health Management at Home Workbook. You will:|
|Medical Appointments||Worried about what to ask at your appointments and feel like you aren’t important and unprepared||• Know what questions you want to ask|
• Get the important questions prioritised
• Feel more confident your appointments
• Remember information about your condition
• Know what you should take with you
|Medications||Overwhelmed by the many medications that you take, you don’t know why you take them and what they do||• Know what medicines you take and why you take them|
• Understand the dos and don’ts about taking them
• Be able to organise your medications
• Remember when to take them and feel in control
• Learn about the common cardiac medicines
|Terminology & Abbreviations||Confused by the cardiac terminology and abbreviations that are associated with your heart health. It sounds like your Cardiologist or Medical Specialist speak a different language to you.||• Understand some of the commonly used heart and vascular-related medical terms that are used by your specialists.|
• Have a meaningful and purposeful conversation with your specialists
• Be able to understand what is meant in medical correspondence about you
• To ask better questions at your appointments and
• To better prepared for treatments and procedures.
|Emotional Wellbeing||Isolated and alone. Do you feel mentally low, emotionally weak, unmotivated, anxious and frightened? Wondering if it is just you that feels like this.||• Make sense of your thoughts and feelings.|
• Feel supported and understood.
• Trust yourself and your body
• Meet others that can support you in your journey.
• Begin to understand your experience and how you can gain purpose
|Anxiety, Panic & Fear||Stressed and scared that it might get worse or happen again. Unable to concentrate, quite irritable and tearful, feel on edge and unable to relax.||• Experience a 20 minute Guided Relaxation|
• Be able to change your feelings by moving your body
• Learn how you can alter your feelings by using your thoughts
• How to calm your thoughts
• And that some anxiety can be good for you
|Sleeplessness||Tired, you can’t get to sleep. Feeling exhausted, yet when you get into bed ‘ping’ eyes open and wide awake. If you do drop off when you wake you feel like you haven’t slept at all. ||• Learn how to use your mind to help you sleep|
• Change your environment and behaviours so you get a good night’s sleep
• Find out how to nap successfully
• Read about ways you can help your body help you sleep
• Use a sleep journal to have evidence to help you in conversations with your doctor
|Pain, Discomfort & Angina||Uptight as it’s like it’s never going to end. It stops you in your tracks and makes you feel tired, irritable and unable to get any comfort.||• Become aware that pain is a positive thing|
• Learn about some solutions to soothe pain without drugs
• Distract yourself when it feels too much
• Complete a pain journal so that you can become more aware of what helps or hinders
• Find out how to use an Angina journal for conversations with your cardiologist
|Stopping Smoking or Vaping||Wanting to quit smoking and know you must. But another part of you doesn’t believe you can do it. You haven’t got what it takes and worry about withdrawal, or are afraid that you’ll fail.||• Create a quit plan your own personalised toolkit.|
• Be able to identify any challenges and difficulties you might face
• You will find ways to overcome any obstacles
• Keep you focused, confident, and inspired
• Be ready to quit smoking once and for all
BONUS 1: free activity printable sheets
5 x Journals, 1 x Notes Sheet and 1 x Medicine Chart for you to download and print as many times as you want. They can also be completed online, saved and printed in readiness for any discussions with your medical team. Usual value £9.99
Bonus 2: Plus a free audio file
A twenty minute Guided Relaxation for you to download. You can listen to it daily to help promote wellbeing, calm and relaxation. Usual value £3.99
Grab your copy and begin to feel good now!
Frequently asked questions
Is this book for people in the early stages of recovery only?
No, not at all. Whilst it is very useful for when you first come out of the hospital or straight after diagnosis it is valuable at any stage even if you have been discharged from your cardiologist and are under the care of your family doctor.
Why haven’t you mentioned Exercise or Healthy Eating?
This book is about the ‘how’ you can help yourself at home with the basics, the foundations of recovery. I chose subjects that I found there was little information about and aren’t often addressed. I will be writing other books about the mindset needed to motivate yourself to change your diet and increase your activity. There are many people that specialise in cardiac exercise and nutrition for heart health. You can find them by using Google or asking your medical practitioners.
Shouldn’t my specialist tell me all of this?
Yes, perhaps they should. It is important to remember that time is often short and the mind/body connection it isn’t their specialism.
How to I get a printed copy of the book?
Unfortunately, this is not currently available. Although if there is demand, there is a possibility it could be arranged. Send me an email and let me know if a printed copy is your preferred option. I’d love to hear from you at email@example.com.
Are you a doctor or medical practitioner?
No, I’m not. I am a Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and Life Coach. You must not rely on the information in this book as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare providers. Information in this book and the services made available through it is not intended to replace conventional medicine, it is complementary.
You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information within this book. The medical information contained is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, expressed or implied.
I have other questions how do I contact you?
How do I get the downloads?
All digital files are available to download from Dropbox. You just click the link in your copy of the Basics of Heart Health Management at Home Workbook. The link will take you to dropbox so you can view and download to your own device. You do not need an account nor do you need to sign in.
Is there a guarantee?
No there isn’t. To get the best from this book you have to actually read and got do it. There are a lot of people (and I know you are not one of them) that have great intentions but never actually follow through. This book is for reading, not leaving on the table or putting on the shelf. My words will sit silent and you won’t gain the benefits and nothing will change.
I have included some activities for you to use. The thing about personal development is that you have to actually do something different. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Make sure you give each idea and activity a try. Knowing is not enough!
When learning to drive a car you can learn the rules of the road, you can watch, read and pretend you know how to drive a car. But to go anywhere you have to actually get behind the wheel to be able to really drive and travel in the right direction.