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When you try all the treatments you find out about, and keep receiving different diagnoses, it can be a harrowing experience.
Alexandra shares her difficult decisions in her quest to recover from mould illness and chronic fatigue syndrome and how despite a 'brain-training' program not helping her, she decided to try ANS REWIRE anyway and succeeded with her recovery.
|Introduction - I am different||0:00:00|
|Illness onset with visit to emergency room||0:04:53|
|Alexandra talks about the pressure to take medications for mental health diagnosis||0:10:05|
|Alexandra talks about depression and anxiety about her illness and the lack of validation||0:11:46|
|Alexandra talks about the domino effect of symptoms||0:15:08|
|The 'woodpecker' attacks her head||0:15:48|
|The terrible impact of one Doctor's words on Alexandra||0:17:08|
|Alexandra finds a new community, treatments and diagnosis of Mould Illness/Mould toxicity||0:18:21|
|The inconsistencies and frustrations around mould illness and mould illness treatments||0:20:08|
|The no win situation with getting mould treatments - the impossible task||0:27:58|
|Alexandra shares the shocking financial impact of trying to treat mould illness||0:29:22|
|Finally a new diagnosis of CFS for Alexandra and a new direction||0:31:15|
|Alexandra talks about her symptoms at their worst - bedbound||0:35:04|
|Alexandra talks about her first failure with trying brain-training||0:37:15|
|Alexandra talks about the impact of unresolving illness on her and her family||0:39:24|
|A new direction and merry-go-round with integrative medicine||0:40:46|
|Alexandra talks about her turning point in mould illness and CFS recovery||0:46:10|
|How ANS REWIRE was a different experience to other brain-training programs||0:48:18|
|Alexandra finds her tribe of fellow recoverers||0:50:21|
|Dan asks about overwhelm in dealing with a multi-lateral approach||0:51:05|
|Engagement with other health care professionals whilst doing ANS REWIRE||0:55:32|
|Dan asks about trepidations with trying 'brain-training' again for CFS & mould illness recovery||0:56:57|
|The importance of mindset and coaching for recovery||0:58:08|
|When did significant recovery shifts occur||1:00:56|
|The experience of the rest of the recovery tribe||1:06:15|
|Alexandra's recovery journey & people's responses||1:08:02|
|How Alexandra tapered off treatments during her recovery||1:11:02|
|Dan asks about how important the physical training lessons were for her recovery and ANS normalisation||1:12:06|
|What about the fears around physical activity and mould exposure||1:14:06|
|Alexandra focusses on incremental gains for recovery from CFS and mould exposure||1:16:34|
|What Alexandra learned about engaging in life from her illness experience||1:19:28|
|The most Amazing moment since Alexandra recovered from CFS & mould illness||1:24:36|
|What advice Alexandra would give to someone seeking recovery from mould illness and CFS||1:26:13|
Here is a link to the ANS REWIRE program.
For a full transcript, check out the listing in the recovery stories section here.
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If you would like to learn more about the ANS REWIRE program, check out the 4 free intro lessons or visit the ANS REWIRE website.
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