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Raising funds for the EDS Society! chronic illness chronic pain eds Jan 31, 2023
Alt Image text: MacKenzie Strong. Close-up picture of a young woman looking off into the distance, wearing a hat.

 

I have known MacKenzie for many years as we are both part of the (very) complex medical patient community. She is a wonderful young woman with a heart of gold.

This year,...

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When would you like me to host the next Empowered Relief™ class? chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain empowered relief mental health rare disease Jan 29, 2023
Image Alt Text: Empowered Relief Testimonial: "The binaural audio alone was worth the class. I loved it! And for everyone who can't see a pain therapist weekly, the class gets right to the heart of what they can work on to deal with their pain."

As someone with multiple chronic pain conditions as...

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Join me next Tuesday for my free webinar on #ChronicPain and #MentalHealth! chronic migraine chronic pain chronicillness migraine webinar Jan 18, 2023
 
Join me next Tuesday (1-24-23 at 1pm Central) for my webinar on #ChronicPain and #MentalHealth!
 
A big thanks to the Association of Migraine Disorders for sponsoring this webinar.
 
Thank you, Mental Health America, for allowing me to discuss such an important topic.
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"The Unknowns of Long COVID and its Impact on Chronic Pain" chronic illness chronic pain longcovid Jan 11, 2023

In December, I shared my experience of Long COVID with the U.S. Pain Foundation. Here is the article that was written:

The Unknowns of Long COVID and its Impact on Chronic Pain

In March 2020, Melissa Geraghty, PsyD—a...

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3 years ago today I had neurosurgery. chronic illness chronic pain neurosurgery rare disease Oct 07, 2022

3 years ago today I had neurosurgery.

It feels like yesterday and forever ago all at the same time. I forgot the date was coming up and I am caught off guard. All the feels.

#TetheredCord #NEISvoid #MEspine #RareDisease #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #SpinalCordInjury

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Last day to register! chronic illness chronic pain mentalhealth rare disease Sep 25, 2022

“Self-management is the number one, most important part of the multidisciplinary model because medications may help some, but not completely, and we’re living day to day with pain that goes up and down." (From U.S. Pain Foundation's article bit.ly/3BxCNy3)

Join me tomorrow...

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It's okay to take a break. mental health Sep 21, 2022

Hustle culture can make us feel like we can't take a break. That if we take a break, we will fall behind.

Let's take a moment to remind ourselves that our brains (and bodies) do need breaks from the constant go go GO!

Even the shortest of breaks can be restorative, can reinvigorate your...

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Listening to your body with chronic illness isn't straight forward. chronic illness chronic pain rare disease Sep 20, 2022

The interesting thing about listening to your body with chronic illness is sometimes it's:

"I acknowledge you and will make some needed accommodations in this moment, AND I'm going to keep pushing because this event/work is important/worth it."

If I always listened to what my body wanted, I...

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LIVE Event! September 26th at 1pm Central Time. chronic illness chronic pain empowered relief mental health psychologist rare disease Sep 13, 2022

Empowered Relief™ is an evidence-based, single-session pain class that rapidly equips patients with pain management skills. It was developed at Stanford University.

Here's how you will benefit:

  1. You will learn about the science of pain and what you can do to help yourself.
  2. You will gain...
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Join me Monday, September 26th at 1pm Central Time for Empowered Relief™ chronic pain empowered relief mental health psychologist Sep 12, 2022

Join me Monday, September 26th at 1pm Central Time.

Please allot for ~2 hours and 15 minutes for this Zoom class.

ONLY 12 SPOTS PER CLASS!

Empowered Relief™ is an evidence-based, single-session pain class that rapidly equips patients with pain management skills. It was developed at...

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Migraine and Suicide mentalhealth migraine Sep 11, 2022

Had the opportunity to medically review this most important article on migraine and suicide.

https://www.migrainedisorders.org/suicide-and-migraine/

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Event: Empowered Relief™ (09.26.22) chronic pain chronicillness empowered relief mental health psychologist rare disease Sep 09, 2022

Event: Empowered Relief™

Where: Zoom

When: 09.26.22 at 1pm Central Time

Registration: https://www.phoenixrisingwithdrg.com/store

ONLY 12 SPOTS PER CLASS!

Empowered Relief™ is an evidence-based, single-session pain class that rapidly equips patients with pain management skills. It was...

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Join me for Empowered Relief™! chronic pain chronicillness empowered relief mentalhealth program psychologist rare disease Sep 08, 2022

Join me for Empowered Relief™!

When: Monday, September 26th at 1pm Central Time.

Where: LIVE Zoom class (2 hours and 15 minutes)

ONLY 12 SPOTS PER CLASS!

Register here: https://www.phoenixrisingwithdrg.com/store

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Empowered Relief™ is an evidence-based,...

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I am a complex medical patient and a pain psychologist. I get it. chronic illness chronic pain empowered relief mentalhealth program psychologist Sep 07, 2022

I am a complex medical patient and a pain psychologist.

I get it.

Join me for a Live 2hr 15min Zoom class to learn pain management skills.

Register today to reserve your spot!

https://www.phoenixrisingwithdrg.com/store

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Empowered Relief™ is an evidence-based, single-session pain...

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A Revolutionary New Program: The Ultimate Eating Disorders Bootcamp for Parents eating disorders mentalhealth parenting program Sep 02, 2022

Is your adolescent or young adult diagnosed with an eating disorder or do you think they have one?

Do you want to learn more about eating disorders but don’t have the time for a Live online course or to read thick books?

Look no further!

The Ultimate Eating Disorders Bootcamp for Parents...

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Eating disorders are on the rise. eating disorders mentalhealth parenting program Sep 01, 2022

We’ve seen it firsthand. Eating disorders are on the rise. When a family faces this diagnosis, parents may feel overwhelmed, helpless, and don’t know where to begin.

Parents may scour the internet for information, purchase multiple books that collect dust on their shelves, but often...

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"Dr. G saved my daughters life....Dr. G made her see she is so much more than her eating disorder.” eating disorders mentalhealth parenting program Aug 31, 2022

"Dr. G saved my daughters life. Her kind and blunt ways were just what my daughter needed. My daughter totally trusted her with her life and Dr. G made her see she is so much more than her eating disorder.”

Parents--I can support you too!

Learn about eating disorders. Lean on a community...

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Parents-- Back to school can mean an increased risk in eating disorder behaviors. eating disorders mentalhealth parenting program Aug 29, 2022

Parents– It’s time to take action. Eating disorders wait for no one.

Oftentimes an eating disorder diagnosis is overwhelming and downright scary. The eating disorder will convince your adolescent or young adult that they don’t need treatment, that they are fine, and that...

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Parents: The Ultimate Eating Disorders Bootcamp for Parents runs on your time. Listen between meetings, at the gym, or during your commute. You are not alone. eating disorders mental health parenting program psychologist Aug 17, 2022

Parents: We know what it feels like to start each day feeling overwhelmed. You feel you don’t know how to support your adolescent or young adult with an eating disorder or who to turn to.
 
In case no one has told you yet, you don’t have to do this alone.
 
Learn...
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Dr. Melissa Geraghty is now a Certified Empowered Relief™ Instructor! chronic illness chronic migraine chronic pain empowered relief mental health rare disease Aug 08, 2022

I am excited to now offer Empowered Relief™ classes!

Empowered Relief™ is an evidence-based, single-session pain class that rapidly equips patients with pain management skills. It was developed at Stanford University.

Here's how you will benefit:

  1. You will learn about the science of...
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