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Meditation on Joy

Meditation on Joy from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo.

Learn about taking in the good by attending to the qualitative state of JOY and making it a more available inner resource. Watch now.

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Transcript:

Greetings everyone. Thank you for joining this Patient Empowerment Network program. In this practice session we will be focusing our attention on positive states of mind that support wellbeing. The mind can be looked at like a garden. In this practice we will be planting seeds in the garden of our minds by focusing our attention on positive states of mind. These mental states become inner resources that are more accessible to us in our daily experiences. So, for this particular practice session we will be planting the seeds of joy.

To start our practice, find a comfortable seat. A chair is perfectly fine. And make any arrangements to support your back if necessary. Allow your eyes to softly close if you feel comfortable doing so. Feeling into the weight of your body being supported by your seat. Bring the mind to an experience of Joy. Recalling any experience that brings to mind Joy. Something that has lifted your spirits. Feel into the joy of the experience. So you want to tap into the joy, the feeling of joy. Letting go of the story and focus on the feeling of joy. Maintaining your attention on joy. If the mind wonders about gently come back to feeling joy. Without fighting your mind gently come back to the feeling of joy. Opening yourself to this joy. Allowing it to fill your mind. Noticing this feeling of joy. Feeling into it like it’s your first time. Taking it all in. Receiving the joy. Giving yourself over to it. Allowing it to become a part of who you are. A part of your being. This joy. This feeling of joy. Notice what is pleasant about this experience of joy. Feeling the presence of joy. Unbounded joy. Exhaling your breath out and taking in a full inhale and exhaling with a soft ah… Gently open your eyes. We hope you enjoyed this Patient Empowerment Network program

MPN Patient Shares Importance of Understanding Benefits of Professional Therapy

MPN Patient Shares Importance of Understanding Benefits of Professional Therapy from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo.

Myelofibrosis patient Julia Olff shares her experience with seeing a professional therapist via telemedicine as part of her MPN care.

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Transcript:

Julia Olff:

When I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, I learned how important it was to continue therapy, so I had already started to see a therapist several years before that for a set of long-term issues in my life. But what I found over time, and I continue to find is the therapy has really helped me cope with not just some of the parts of my personal life that I’m still working through, but really helps me having a chronic illness, and I know from attending patient conferences, reading about myelofibrosis that there is…for one, a significant population of folks who suffer from anxiety with myelofibrosis. And that’s true for other blood cancers and chronic cancers, where there’s this, that there are ups and downs where you’re going through a period of stressful treatments, possibly followed by periods of monitoring or less treatment, and there’s always that fear of or worry about what may happen next, when might I develop a more serious mutation that will affect my prognosis, could I progress any time? Or there’s a smaller percentage of folks with myelofibrosis who can develop acute myelogenous leukemia, that’s always there. And I think therapy really helps for those sorts of outlook, long-term mindfulness, living in the present and gaining perspective about some of those fears. And I think the other part of therapy that’s so beneficial as it relates to having myelofibrosis is kind of learning to cope on a day-to-day basis, learning to think about yourself and your self-esteem that can get lost when you are feeling unwell for long periods of time. I’ve had months where I was deeply fatigued in terrible pain and doing a lot less and having to say no to my kids, I can’t do that, I can’t go here.

I remember going to back-to-school nights for my kids when they’re in high school, and I’m moving so slowly that I’m getting a teacher asking me, “Are you okay, do you need help?” And that can affect your sense of self, especially as you give up activities or work. I’ve reduced my workload significantly, and all to say is there is this dynamic of who you are as a person, that therapy I’ve found can help me get through so that I don’t lose who I am that helps really sustain my mental outlook.

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  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

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This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

PEN-Powered Guided Meditation

Register and join 15-minute expert guided mindfulness meditation practice sessions to:

  • Cultivate habits conducive to thriving health
  • Increase your clarity, wisdom and resilience
  • Maximize your family’s well-being

Register Now


This program is brought to you by our partner, Diverse Health Hub. 

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