PAINIAC the Podcast for Mindful Pain Management

is creating a new perspective on living with pain

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Your contribution will help us continue to produce top-notch content, invite stellar guests on the show, and cover our editing costs. Your support will help us continue to offer PAINIAC as a free resource for listeners. 

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Painiac the Podcast for Mindful Pain Management is for people living with chronic pain and the awesome people who love them. Even though chronic pain sucks, it doesn’t mean your life has to suck, too.

Join me, Shelly Jackson, the Chronic Pain Coach, as I openly talk about living with the challenges of chronic pain. Each week, I share simple and practical tools to help you reframe your relationship with chronic pain or illness.

Wow, a lot of people live with pain. 

It is estimated that, globally, 1.5 billion individuals suffer from chronic pain. In the United States alone that number is 100 million. That’s more people than individuals suffering from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.

Chronic pain is often an invisible condition; the typical individual does not outwardly show signs of suffering from emotional and physical pain. Due to this invisibility, painiacs often struggle silently and may even be negatively judged because they might not “look” like they are not well.

Chronic pain isn’t choosy; it affects individuals no matter your race, gender, age, or location. However, many painiacs are young women. This poses a unique challenge because physicians, health care workers, and counselors may not fully realize the magnitude and severity of the suffering and they may try to downplay, discount, or deny the validity of the pain. Young, otherwise healthy and fit individuals are often told “it’s in your head”, “ you’re too young for this”, “you’ll learn to live with it”, or “give it some time and it will pass”.

Painiacs are very often stigmatized, isolated from friends or family, unsupported in the work place, and struggle with depression, loneliness and frustration. The suffering is destructive and impacts the individuals social, economic, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

I started PAINIAC the Podcast because I am committed to changing the landscape of chronic pain. In my own experience I noticed how, as a chronic pain sufferer, options for help and support are limited. I recall being ignored by doctors or handed aggressive and addictive pain killers that just made me feel sick, disconnected, and just not "me". I joined support groups but observed that instead of lifting me up it just made me feel worse. I got tired of talking about feeling better; I just wanted to be better, already! I felt as if I was treading water just to catch my breath, but not getting anywhere. I knew that, deep down, I was strong, positive, and loved life, and that even though I lived with chronic pain it wasn't the only part of my story. I just needed to remind myself of that.

Here's what people are saying about PAINIAC:

  • "This podcast is super helpful for anyone living with chronic pain. It provides advice, encouragement and concrete tools to make a real difference in managing pain and maintaining a positive outlook despite the challenges."
  • "Shelly is infectiously positive and provides smart, actionable advice for people living with chronic pain."
  • "I've actually listened to all of her {episodes} twice at this point and plan to go back to listen to them when I need inspiration. I really appreciate that Shelly is giving a voice to those of us who are largely ignored by doctors."

Why should support PAINIAC?

Each month, we get a few thousand downloads of the podcast. That's awesome! We love that people are listening to, sharing, and loving the material we put out there. We want to continue to provide helpful content for painiacs, but it's a lot of work. 

That's where Patreon comes in. By becoming a patron, you'll lets us continue to produce quality pain management content—helpful tips on how to manage pain, ideas for self-care, interviews with experts, inspiring stories about people living with pain or illness —and share it in a free, uncommercial way. And, people who feel strongly about our mission, our approach to pain management, and our commitment to changing the landscape of pain, can donate in a way that is mutually beneficial. 

Let's change how we talk about, treat, and respond to pain.Together, we can create a network of painiacs who are supportive, informed, enthusiastically determined, proactive, empowered, and self-advocating individuals leading lives of thriving rather than surviving. 

I sure hope you'll become a patron of PAINIAC!


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When we reach this modest goal we will be able to cover the cost for professional editing services. We love, love, love our editor and we want to keep him on the team!

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