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Learn to manage chronic pain flare-ups with experts from the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Health Administration. Featuring Army Capt. Tracy Beegen, and produced by the Defense Health Agency.

Learn to manage chronic pain flare-ups with experts from the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Health Administration. Featuring Army Capt. Tracy Beegen, and produced by the Defense Health Agency.
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United States

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Learn to manage chronic pain flare-ups with experts from the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Health Administration. Featuring Army Capt. Tracy Beegen, and produced by the Defense Health Agency.

Language:

English


Episodes

Medication

9/4/2019
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Not sure how to approach your chronic pain condition with your medical provider? Learn about the different approaches to medication for both acute and chronic pain with CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest, Dr. Jennifer Potter (Madigan Army Medical Center). Email us: dha.connected-health@mail.mil Twitter: @MilitaryHealth (twitter.com/militaryhealth) Facebook: www.facebook.com/militaryhealth Defense Health Agency podcasts, mobile apps and other free resources:...

Duration:00:13:13

Helping Kids When We Have Chronic Pain

8/28/2019
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It’s hard for kids when we experience chronic pain flare-ups. Learn how to discuss your condition with your children (without overwhelming them). CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and Dr. Julie Kinn (Clinical and Research Psychologist, Lead for Connected Health Technology Education) also share some of the great benefits for kids who learn how to help their parents and caregivers. Free resource discussed: Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street...

Duration:01:44:05

Managing Flare-Ups

8/21/2019
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Be a chronic-pain-combatting-superhero! Grab your C.A.P.E., and let’s listen to CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest, Dr. Douglas Riedmiller (Clinical Psychologist at Bay Pine VA, Sarasota Community Based Outpatient Clinic, IBHC in Primary Care), describe how to plan for flare-ups: (C) Consider your ways of coping, (A) Anticipate and avoid obstacles, (P) Prepare for triggers, and (E) Engage in positive coping. Email us: dha.connected-health@mail.mil Twitter:...

Duration:01:29:18

Stress and Relaxation

8/14/2019
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Relaxation is a free and simple way to help you manage chronic pain by reducing stress and tension. CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest MAJ Cara E. Cox Coleman (Fellow, Clinical Health Psychology, Tripler Army Medical Center) explain how to use diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mental focus and imagery to turn on the relaxation response. Free resources discussed: The Military Meditation Coach podcast...

Duration:00:17:16

Sleep

8/7/2019
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Sleep and chronic pain have a circular relationship. We don’t sleep well when we are experiencing pain, and then being sleep deprived actually makes our pain worse! Learn how to break this cycle with CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest, Dr. John T. Peachey, Psy.D. (United States Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton). Free resource discussed: A Better Night’s Sleep Podcast (https://soundcloud.com/abetternightssleep) Email us: dha.connected-health@mail.mil Twitter:...

Duration:00:25:28

Movement

7/31/2019
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It can be hard to get moving when you are experiencing chronic pain. Have you ever experienced the Crash-and-Burn cycle (overdoing it when you have a good day, and then being down-for-the-count for several days after)? Learn how to get moving safely using pacing, engaging in enjoyable activities, and by setting SMART goals. CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest CAPT Amy Park Ph.D. MSCP (CAPT (0-6) US Public Health Service, Acting Director DHA Connected Health) help you...

Duration:00:13:38

Mindfulness

7/24/2019
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Mindfulness is an important aspect of chronic pain management, and it’s different than just relaxation. Dr. William MacNulty (CMDR (0-5) US Public Health Service; Health Promotion Psychologist, 1st Special Forces Group) and CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) describe how to use a mindfulness practice to change the relationship to pain using the RAIN technique: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Note. Free resources discussed: The Military Meditation Coach podcast...

Duration:00:15:07

Cognitive Coping

7/17/2019
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Learn how our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions affect the way we experience pain and how to use this relationship to feel better. CPT Tracy Beegen (Aeromedical Psychologist) and her guest, Dr. Douglas Riedmiller (Clinical Psychologist at Bay Pine VA, Sarasota Community Based Outpatient Clinic, IBHC in Primary Care), discuss cognitive coping methods, the role of automatic thoughts, and how to combat ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts). Email us: dha.connected-health@mail.mil Twitter:...

Duration:00:17:33

Introduction

6/20/2019
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Army Capt. Tracy Beegen discusses chronic pain management and the new "Living Beyond Pain" podcast with Dr. Diane Flynn (Madigan Army Medical Center). The “Living Beyond Pain” podcast will help you learn ways to manage chronic pain from DOD and VA experts. This conversational podcast covers ways to manage chronic pain flare-ups, treatment options, methods to get moving, and even how to talk about chronic pain to your loved ones. Subscribe on iTunes, YouTube, and everywhere else you find...

Duration:00:10:21