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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…

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…

How to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents

Man smiling and encouraging you to smile back. Go on you know you want to.

The next couple of activities come from my feeling good handbook. They are about how to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents. They are about how our shared experiences can boost the feel good factor in ourselves and the people we meet throughout our recovery. Sometimes we want to help ourselves feel good and get wrapped up in our own world. We dare not to venture outside our own reality and don’t want to interact with others as we think that they…

Get confident and raise self-esteem

Confidence and self esteem

How do you get your mojo back after a life altering event? After a major illness such as heart attack or cancer, it’s not just the physical body that is affected, it’s how you feel too that counts. Your self esteem and confidence take a knock too. When you experience a life changing event such as divorce, redundancy, children leaving home or financial issues you go through change and challenges that can also knock you for six. Finding ways to overcome this early, learning resilience and setting goals are an important…

Overcome fear and panic attacks

Fear and panic

I have experienced fear and panic attacks! Even though I knew they were unreasonable I felt like I couldn’t control them. Do you feel the same? It’s not surprising as having a life changing event is a scary experience! In my case it was a heart attack, breast cancer and a ruptured Achilles tendon – all in the same 9 months. Using NLP I am able to help you break the pattern that creates feelings of panic and being out of control. Hypnosis works with your unconscious mind bringing relaxation…

What’s an Indian head massage good for?

Massage ©-Ken-Hurst

Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised for over a thousand years. It involves a massage to the head, face, upper back, shoulders, arms and hands. The massage relieves tension in the muscles; it can be relaxing, stimulating and invigorating. Sounds divine doesn’t it, a real treat? Actually, Indian head massage isn’t simply a ‘treat’ – it can help with a variety of physical and emotional issues. What’s an Indian head massage good for? Eases migraines, headaches and back pain It can…