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  • 00:39

    Pain Matters with Ken McKim: CRPS Edition

    in Caregiving

    My guest this week is Kimmy Simonsen, who will speak about her personal experiences with one of the most painful health conditions around. She will also talk about her advocacy work with the RSD/CRPS Angels project and the JGF Organization.

    Be sure to call into the show with your questions for me or Kimmy. The number is (347) 945-7387. See everyone tomorrow!

    You can contact Kimmy via her Facebook page for  RSD/CRPS Angels here:

    For an easy to understand educational video on CRPS, visit my Don't Punish Pain YouTube Channel:



  • 01:00

    How to make peace with sleep – even if you're dealing with chronic pain.

    in Health

    Dr. May Caprio and Linda Cundiff will unlock some mysteries and myths around sleep. How can we get better sleep, even if we're living with chronic pain? We'll find out the answers to these questions and more on June 3, 2015 at 3pm.

    True or False?

    1.  The more sleep I get, the healthier I'll be.

    2.  Waking up at night means that I'll be tired the next day.

    3.  Snoring is common and totally harmless.              

    4.  It's important to always keep track of how much I sleep.

    5.  Pain increases the amount of time in Stage 1 light sleep.

    Dr. May Caprio is a registrant of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia providing psychological services for the Pain Program at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  She has practiced in the area of pain management, neuropsychology and brain injury.  She has been a consultant in private industry, providing psychological assessments, individual psychotherapy and marriage counselling, and has given presentations on sleep, memory enhancement, stress management, and optimal performance.

    Linda Cundiff is an Occupational therapist and co-leader in the sleep and pain program working with the RJH Pain Program. She has been an occupational therapist since 1982.  It is a privilege to work in a field that is practical, holistic and client focused.  Linda has worked with Royal Jubilee Pain Program since its inception 8 years ago and has developed and integrated many programs that clients request, and sleep is definitely one of those.  Linda is currently working on the PainBC pain champion program for occupational therapists in the province.

  • 00:33

    Why does Mommy hurt? An interview with author Elizabeth Christy on chronic pain

    in Health

    Elizabeth M. Christy lives in Northern Virginia with her husband James, son Jimmy (5), and daughter Lucy (newborn). She is the best-selling author of the children’s book "Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease," and blogs on parentswithpain.com and potomacfallsmama.blogspot.ca.  Additionally, she works as a Systems Integrator for TASC. In addition to basic survival, Elizabeth enjoys writing, sewing (especially in straight lines!), and reading good memoirs.

    “Why Does Mommy Hurt?” is a great resource to talk to children about chronic pain and illness. On this episode, we'll discuss the guilt and shame many parents suffering from chronic pain feel about their parenting. The fact is that parents with chronic pain or illness can be just as awesome as “normal” parents when it comes to raising kids, and if you love your kids, that’s all that matters.  We may not be able to walk a mile to the playground, cook a 7-course organic meal from scratch, or volunteer on a field trip to the amusement park, but that’s not what really matters. If you love your kids, you will find your own way, and your kids will know it. Also, many parents in this situation feel very alone, especially when first diagnosed. There are millions of families out there in the same situation, you are not alone, and you have support out there waiting for you!

  • 00:03

    4 Reasons Chronic Pain Patients Should Own a Crock Pot

    in Health

    The last thing you want to think about at the end of a long day is what you’ll be making for dinner, and your family doesn’t need another meal from a bag or a box.

    In this episode, you will learn 4 ways a crockpot can be your very best friend.

    For more, check out - https://paindoctor.com/every-chronic-pain-patient-crockpot/

  • 01:00

    Navy SEAL Training - No Pain, No Gain

    in Motivation

    Are you ready to feel the pain? Why not? In this high impact episode of Navy SEAL Radio, host David Rutherford explores the power of pain as it relates to enhancing performance and acheiving success. David dives into the harsh world of Special Operations training and how it generates the worlds most elite performers. David relives his own incredible pain and inspires his audience to get off their butts to experience their own level of pain. He delives four Froglogic Concepts to help guide the listener into the right program for them. Don't miss this epic show so you too can begin to live for the pain. HOOYAH

    Top Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker, Author and Performance Coach, David Rutherford ignites audiences with his high energy, no nonsense approach to motivating people to succeed in any environment imaginable. As a top Behavioral Training Specialist David motives people from all walks of life with his motivational philosophy called Froglogic - A Navy SEAL Motivational Training Program. Derived from 20 years of personal exploration into the human condition David combines his incredible journey with 70 plus years of Navy SEAL operations, training and elite lifestyle performance successes. His masterful ability to inspire enables individuals and teams to Forge Self-Confidence, Live the Team Life, Embrace Fear and Live with Purpose. HOOYAH 

  • 00:29

    Pain Distant Healing Interview With Peter Strange

    in Self Help

    Your physical pain distant healing interview with Peter Strange in London. Preparing to go back and work in London for good, I was delighted when my friend Peter Strange agreed to an interview. He gave me a distant healing like I have never experienced before, not even in-person, using a number of methods, and here he explains his work.

    I met Peter as an EFT pupil on my EFT training course in London way back when (see http://www.newagelondon.com/eft-practitioner-course-uk-amt-certification/ for my forthcoming course). I always learn something new from each pupil, and wow! Peter and I helped a lady walk without her walking stick and recover from stroke, and Gary Craig (EFT's founder) published the story. Peter's knowledge of the human body and how the muscles, nerves, and joints work together is simply amazing.

    I have used some of the knowledge imparted to me by Peter on that wonderful course where I learned so much from him, and I have collated it with my own knowledge in my Physical Pain EFT online program. I recommend that you go straight to the source though and let him help you. I talk about the session he gave me a few days ago, a must-listen, so make sure you listen to this call and hear the story :)  I am so thrilled to get my sleep back and some old injuries out of the way! Do contact Peter at http://peterstrange.co.uk/contact.php - get a session, ask about his email newsletter, learn, develop, and let go of that pain.


    Suzanne Zacharia

  • Pain Management

    in Podcasting

    Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or . After getting a pain assessment, your doctor can prescribe pain medicine, other , or psychotherapy to help with .

  • 00:52

    The Connection Between Nutrition and Pain -- Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC

    in Health

    Is there a link between nutrition and pain? Tune in on Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 11am to find out.

    Dr. Caroline Coombs, ND is a licenced naturopathic physician and health educator. She currently teaches weekly sessions on Nutrition for pain management at the ChangePain clinic in Vancouver. She also runs private practices in Vancouver and Port Moody and is the resident Naturopathic physician for the LULORA collective, an online health and wellness company.

    Caroline’s interest in pain and nutrition began as a child when she saw her father recover from chronic pain using nutrition. She is passionate about sharing evidence-based nutritional advice to those in chronic pain that will help them decrease inflammation, heal more efficiently and prevent all types of chronic illness. http://www.changepain.ca/dr-caroline-coombs-nd/

    Don't miss your chance to ask questions! Call (877) 289-0308 (toll-free) to ask Dr. Caroline Coombs your questions.

    Pain Waves Radio is sponsored by Pain BC. Whether you're living with pain; supporting someone in pain; or providing care to patients in pain... we offer the tools and resources to help you!

  • 00:30

    Dancing Through the Pain: When It Hurts the Most

    in Women

    A lot of times we never think to image that destruction to our bodies could lead us into a state of low self esteem. When something of this magnitude occurs, just how do you tend to bounce back from it. Pain is a feeling never ignored...most often it comes at a time in life you are in the middle of the perfect opportunity. Tune in next Sunday at 6:30 pm as we discuss with Monika Lamb on the topic of "Dancing Through The Pain".

  • 00:16


    in Current Events

    September Pain Awareness Month series: I give abbreviated talks about the American Chronic Pain Associations Patient to Person first steps workbooks points. Being the local support groups facilitator I can tell you from expirience this workbook helps you learn coping skills. The workbook as well as many coping skill set can be gotten from their site http://www.theacpa.org/  

  • 00:53

    Pushing Past the Pain

    in Women

    Sister Radio is back! And we’re more fierce than ever!

    Tune-in to our kick off show “Pushing Past the Pain”

    Our strength does not come from the easy moments, our strength comes from experiencing pain and finding a way through it. It’s like the phrase “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

    Get inspired and encouraged as we talk about the beauty of overcoming the things we thought would kill us. No holding back!

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