Here’s why you can trust me!
I’m Aisling. I’m a mum of 2 and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2016. Like you, I struggled with lots of day-to-day tasks until I was able to get my symptoms under control. My focus now is on keeping flares at bay as best I can. For me, this means stress management, lots of self-care, and having lots of holistic strategies that I can implement when I feel a flare-up building or if I’m generally feeling under the weather.
I wholeheartedly believe that medication is necessary for the management of my disease and for preventing joint damage. BUT, it’s just not enough for me. I need ways to cope with my chronic illness, to feel motivated, and most importantly to feel that I am still in control of my life.
I searched and searched for programs like the Mindful Arthritis Method and the Tapping Lab when I was first diagnosed and I couldn’t find anything. So, I had to learn how to do it myself.
I use all of the techniques that I share with you in this program every day, depending on the time I have and how I feel. Here are some ways they have helped me
🍃 I am better able to cope with flare-up triggers like stress, grief, anger, or interrupted sleep so I can feel like my normal self
🍃 I am able to prioritise myself and be more assertive about my own health needs with others
🍃 I have built fantastic self-care routines to use throughout the day that gives me a sense of control
And here is a sample of the ways that I use them
👉 To stay positive, motivated, and energised
👉 To keep my skin feeling glowy and healthy as medication can REALLY take its toll
👉 To keep stress and anxiety under control.
👉 To try to soothe the pain and stiffness in between painkillers when a flare is in full force.
👉 To help calm a nauseous stomach from both pain and medication side effects.
👉 To carry me through a cloud of fatigue when all I want to do is sleep.
👉 To help with clearing congestion from sinus infections that I have become more prone to.