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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…

Quit smoking or vaping with hypnotherapy and coaching

Quit smoking and vaping with hypnosis and life coaching

Are you considering having hypnotherapy? Hypnosis to stop smoking or vaping has proved to be successful in helping people to quit easily and effortlessly. Perhaps it sounds a bit hocus pocus and maybe a little strange. But as you just don’t know what will happen you want to know more? You have seen stage hypnotists and really don’t want to quack like a duck or sing like Elvis. There’s no need to worry; here a share with you how my stop smoking hypnosis programme works. What your commitment will be…

Anxiety and stress after ill health

anxiety and stress woman

Many people experience anxiety and stress, along with depression following a serious health issue such as a heart attack. As part of rehabilitation the team may recommend managing stress as one of your risk factors. Using therapies and techniques such as Hypnosis, NLP and Massage all assist in reducing stress, easing anxiety and helping you to relax. Remember that some stress is good It’s important to remember that some stress is good for us. We need a degree of stress to keep us going, if we didn’t have any pressure we…

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…

Exercise, getting active and feeling strong

Exercise and activity

Is it just bum, legs & abs that need exercise? Your heart is a muscle and like other muscles in your body it needs to be used to keep it strong and healthy too. Lack of regular exercise or activity makes it more likely that you will develop heart disease. Even if you have an active job it is not the same as taking regular moderate exercise. Exercise and activity is important for heart health in many ways. Whilst you know this; sometimes mental blocks can stop you wanting to exercise.…