Friday, February 18, 2011

Chronic Illness - Podcasts & Resources

Chronic illness is very disruptive to those who experience it.  It can offset even the most seemingly basic day to day activities, cause financial strain, and marital/family problems.  Although there is no easy solution, here are some resources that offer some help.  I should also add that the podcasts listed below could be useful for anyone, not just those with a chronic illness.

For most of these, I subscribe through iTunes, so if you don't want to subscribe through the websites listed here, you could easily just do a search on iTunes and get the podcast there.
  • Inner Health Studio Podcast (Website: Inner Health Studio) - this podcast has many specialized relaxation scripts that target a variety of issues.  They are great for general relaxation, specific health problems, and emotional disturbances.  One of my personal favorites is the "Hot Springs Sleep Relaxation".  There also are some episodes for pregnancy, autism, and positive self image.  I am looking forward to listening to one of the newer podcasts titled "Relaxation for dealing with food sensitivities."  
  • Meditation Oasis Podcast (Website: Meditation Oasis) - this podcast has a very soothing nature to it.  It takes you through meditation and relaxation step-by-step, and helps to reduce the pressure of achieving a meditation that is "right" or "wrong".   My personal favorites are the "Body Awareness Meditation" and the "Grounding Meditation".
  • The Heart of Healing (Website: Kerani Marie) - this podcast discusses the healing powers that life has to offer.  It examines our relationship with our views on life, and examines how we can change them to experience life in a whole new way.  My favorite episodes are "Changing our Perception" and "Pain Can Lead to a New Dance".
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