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In this episode I invite Raelan Agle to discuss what we have learned from speaking with people who have recovered from ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, MCS and POTS.
We discuss the pitfalls, the spiritual aspect of recovery as well as the common physical approaches and other commonalities in people's recovery stories.
|Dan's explains why he has focussed on recoveries||0:02:37|
|Dan & Raelan talk about not knowing recovery was possible||0:08:21|
|Discussion on recovery not being as rare as suggested||0:09:41|
|Raelan & Dan talk about isolation in sickness and recovery||0:10:54|
|Discussion on the learnings from the illness||0:12:43|
|We discuss the spiritual aspect of recovery||0:14:13|
|We discuss the onset of illness commonalities||0:15:06|
|Are people that recover special or lucky? What causes the shift into recovery?||0:22:18|
|We discuss what motivates us and how it can be a double edge sword.||0:28:06|
|Discussion about depression with chronic illness||0:30:05|
|Discussion of why mental outlook matters for a physical illness||0:31:34|
|Discussion on what stops people recovering & importance of persistence||0:36:08|
|Discussion on pitfall number two - following the rabbit||0:43:07|
|The approach that is always common in recoveries||0:47:28|
|Raelan shares more commonalities in recoveries & Dan explains how people can adopt them||0:50:55|
|Dan & Raelan discuss the 'miracle cure' people - super fast recoveries||0:54:28|
|We discuss how treatments work at different points in people's journey||0:57:46|
|Raelan brings up the 'stress' connection in people's recoveries||1:00:48|
|Dan shares who can and can't recover||1:02:15|
|Dan talks about how people overcome impossible odds||1:04:15|
|Discussion on responsibility vs self-blame & need for self-love||1:08:28|
|We explore the importance of listening to your instinct (& his or hers)||1:09:52|
|A discussion about not trying too hard||1:13:20|
|A big concern - expectations when we get diagnosed||1:14:45|
|Another big concern - severe mental health disturbance||1:20:47|
|Closing messages from Dan & Raelan||1:27:20|
You can connect with Raelan here:
Website - https://raelanagle.com
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/raelan.agle/
YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/RaelanAgle/videos
You can also check out Raelan's skillshare course via her affiliate link here: Lifestyle Pacing - Tools for Optimizing Energy and Achieving Your Goals
CFS Unravelled is the book that started it all, outlining the explanation for the pathogenesis of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, POTS, MCS and related syndromes and explaining how recovery is possible.
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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.
Check out some other recent episodes
Episode 4: Dr Jacob Teitelbaum, world leading MECFS Fibromyalgia POTS physician, shares his research and experience
Episode 13: Snippet – Should you change program, coach or practitioner to help you recover from CFS/Fibromyalgia/POTS/MCS?
Episode 7: Top Scientist shares Chronic Pain Insights & discovery of New Effective Fibromyalgia Treatment
You can see the full list of episodes HERE.
Just want to sincerely thank you for this podcast – and your American Lady…. Whom I ask you to forward this to please? You both 100% NAILED my experience so far on my adventure (as I like to call it). Dan….. I am just a few hours drive up the coast, as poor as a church mouse currently after running a beautiful career and I hit that “moment” you described, that turning point a few months ago where I realised “the only person who can heal myself is…..myself” . Powerfully simple but what a journey to get there! I have… Read more »
Thank you for your positive feedback – I am happy the interviews and podcasts are supporting you.
Yes, we all need a ray of hope to stay positive and move forward.
Little steps Lindy! Keep moving forward. 😉
Two of my favourite people- Dan Neuffer and Raelan Agle! These long discussions (listened to in short bursts of course) are very useful even when you may have heard similar before- perhaps something resonates because you are at a different stage of understanding. One thing: on the discussion about taking your own life, did I hear correctly Dan that you said that you couldn’t have done that as you had responsibilities ie a young family? People often take their own life because they feel their families would be better off without them, as well as not wanting to continue with… Read more »
You heard me correctly.
Everyone has a different model of the world.
I would NOT feel OK about suggesting to my children that this is a valid path out of pain.