All chronic illnesses have very similar effects on people – debilitating, demoralising, and for some devastating. They always affect the quality of life. Some chronic illnesses cause pain, fatigue, reduce mobility, and generate other difficulties Simple chores around the house or doing the school run become major tasks to be defeated. It can make it so hard to get through the day.
For many people their chronic illness causes major problems with intimacy and relationships.
For some it can be very hard coming to terms with their diagnosis and sense of grief develops for loss of life the way it used to be.
All chronic illnesses are deemed to last longer than 3 months and has a long term effect on health and wellbeing.
Included in this area are:
- Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Heart disease
- Chronic Stress/Burnout
- Burning mouth syndrome
- Celiac disease
- Immune dysfunction syndrome
- Chronic Respiratory Diseases
- Coronary heart disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
There are many more could be added to this list
Many of the chronic illnesses above affect people in different ways – syndrome are ‘built around’ a cluster of various symptoms. One person may have 2 or 3 of these but the next person may have different one.
How the person experiences and deals with pain and discomfort is a major factor in this area.
There could be ‘good days’ when you feel better and more able to cope. You feel physically and mentally stronger, less bothered by the pain and discomfort. You know you have more control over the illness.
You have some resilience. Wouldn’t it be great if you could keep hold of those ‘good days’ and make very day a ‘good day’? I know that the ‘bad days’ erode your resilience, and that of your family, carer and friends.
At some point you will experience nagging thoughts that sometime will not go away:
- ” Will it gets worse?”
- “Can I cope with this illness if it lasts forever?”
- “I hate this I am a burden to those I love?”
- “How will I cope when I can’t do stuff for myself?”
The Flourish Programme can help*
You may have just had the diagnosis that you have one of the chronic illnessesand are feeling shocked, frightened, anxious and confused. The Flourish Programme can jump in here and help you take control back from that vicious negative cycle of doom. It can help you stop your mind being hijacked and prevent the downward spiral.
Once you can accept your illness/disease you are better able to tackle it on your terms not it’s.
I have Type 2 Diabetes. Note what I said but this time I will finish the sentence. “I have Type 2 Diabetes but it does not have me”. I control it without medication and the diabetes nurse is always very happy with my blood results when I do my annual check up.
First of all you will need to accept the illness/disease and then fight it on your terms.
The Flourish Programme can help you to manage the physical symptoms and overcome overcoming any resultant negative emotions or anxieties.
It can help with:
- pain reduction
- physical and emotional stress
- depression/low moods, mood swings
- sleep problems
- self-doubt, self-esteem
- guilt and regrets
- overcoming perceived physical limitations
- boosting the immune system (psychoneuroimmunology)
- developing a sense of spirituality if required
It is my belief that with many problems originate in pent up stress and negative thinking. They prevent the mind and body from functioning efficiently.
When people are able to let go of this their mind and body can begin to respond more positively. This leads to a more positive approach to managing their problem.
*Richard Wain makes no claims that any of illnesses/diseases listed or any others can be cured using the Flourish Programme or any other system that he uses.
He will never suggest in any way that he is a replacement for medical doctors or other heath practitioner. He will never suggest or condone you not taking any prescribed medication. This is to be the sole responsibility between you and your GP or other medical practitioner.
Richard Wain is here to enhance your life and any treatment you are receiving.