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006 Direction: A winning tactic is to just do it

006 Direction: A winning tactic is to just do it

Trying to find direction after a cardiac event.  I discuss how to be able to take action on your unique path of life you need to have direction and focus. When our life changes it can feel uncertain and we feel vulnerable. By having direction and taking action we are able to develop and grow so that we can enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. Sometimes we know what and where we want to go but then we get stuck and never move forward. In this episode, you’ll find out what really…

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

Gaining confidence in life after a cardiac event.  Having confidence is another mindset that is important during recovery after a heart-related health issue. I tell you about how gaining confidence with life after a cardiac event helps you get out of your own way of your rehabilitation. That you can rid yourself of doubt. You can grow your self-belief. Have the confidence to step (at first, then leap) right outside of your comfort zone. Find out why you should embrace your superstitions and why belief in luck helps. To hear…

004 Purpose: A to-day list rather than a to-do list

004 Purpose: A to-day list rather than a to-do list

Having purpose when living with a heart condition.  Today I chat about purpose. I’ll talk about what it means when living after a cardiac event. I will explain that it isn’t what you achieve but the feelings that you experience on the journey. As your body releases its natural feel-good chemical, dopamine. That it’s not always the big things that make the difference. When recovering from a heart attack or cardiac event it’s the little baby steps that matter. Helping you overcome the ‘what’s the point’ thoughts so you feel purposeful.…

003 Hope: You can change your expectation

003 Hope: You can change your expectation

Hope helps when living with a heart condition. This week I am sharing with you my thoughts around the mindset of hope. How having hope after a cardiac event is key to giving your life meaning and being able to look forward to the life you live. You’ll learn how hope is motivational and helps you be able to adjust to new things and the differences in your life. I will explain that even though your life may not be as it was prior to your heart health issues, it can…

002 Energy: Fun and laughter the quick fix

002 Energy: Fun and laughter the quick fix

Creating energy for living with a heart condition. In this episode, I will introduce you to another of my mindsets that I think underpins our emotional recovery after a cardiac event. To gain energy to fuel your ‘new normal’ this is your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Having energy gave me motivation and drive to want more from each and every day. No more I’ll do it tomorrow as tomorrow may never come. I will talk about how you can find energy boosts. How laughter can be a quick fix to…

001 Acceptance: Breath, an undervalued wellbeing tool

001 Acceptance: Breath, an undervalued wellbeing tool

Finding acceptance when living with a heart condition. In this episode, I talk about acceptance and how having it contributes to emotional wellbeing after a cardiac event. You’ll learn why it is important to accept the situation, yourself, what was and what is, along with your limitations. Find out how you can regulate your moods and decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the fear of failure. Discover how you can increase your positive emotions and gain a sense of freedom and independence. I will share with you an activity that…

000 Introduction: Sallie Crawley, what’s she all about?

000 Introduction: Sallie Crawley, what’s she all about?

In my trailer episode, I introduce myself, who I am, what I do and my experience. I chat about how my podcast can help you if you have had a heart attack, cardiac arrest or live with a heart condition. I explain how emotional rehabilitation is crucial for our recovery, that it should sit alongside and intertwined through the NHS provision of physical rehabilitation. You’ll find out why I decided to create this podcast when you can listen to it and broadly what the future episodes will be about. You’ll…

How to listen to a podcast about emotional cardiac rehabilitation

Emotional Cardiac Rehabilitation Podcast

Emotional Cardiac Rehabilitation Podcast I’m starting the ‘My Heart & Mind Podcast‘ for people that have survived a heart attack, cardiac arrest or are living with a heart-related diagnosis. It’s an emotional cardiac rehabilitation podcast for the mind and how you feel. It’s for you if your life has been turned upside down and you feel like you’re spinning out of control. Each week my emotional rehabilitation podcast will include a range of self-help tips, positive psychology ideas, special guest interviews and Q&A sessions. The purpose is about helping you…