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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…

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…

6 Weeks 2 Sleep Easy Workshop – Improve your sleep

Sleeping Easy

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together Thomas Dekker This online workshop is for you if you want to change and improve your sleep pattern. You will explore, learn and make simple changes to your sleep habits. It’s for you if you just want to sleep easy and dream deep. You can have more energy and less fatigue. Let’s improve your sleep! Join others just like you who want to improve their sleep. Everyone will have a similar experience of sleep problems and really want…

Rules for Being Human after a Cardiac Event

KNow the rules

I needed to find acceptance for the rules for being human It was in 2016 that I realised that this would be the first step of my recovery from a heart attack and breast cancer. I realised that I needed to accept and understand the differences in my life. To learn my new rules for being human and my new existence as a warrior of life. I found the following rules for being human to inspirational and help me to accept and come to terms with how I was feeling…

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…

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…

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.…