The resources inside the Vital-Side Membership are designed to help you learn how to retrain your brain out of the chronic stress response, which is vital in making a recovery from chronic illness. A variety of tools have been incorporated, including mental exercise, mental rehearsal, and visualization techniques.
The Vital-Side Membership
The Vital-Side 5-Day Virtual Brain Retraining Program
With lifetime access, you can complete this course at your own pace and return to it at anytime.
The Vital-Side Personalized Guidebook
This is a 64-page guide to help you personalize and optimize your brain retraining practice. It will help you to consolidate the information, answer prompts, and have a go-to source for all assignments.
Access to the Vital-Side Private Forum
This private container allows you to step away from social media throughout the brain retraining process while still being able to connect with other Vital-Siders who are on similar paths. You can direct message me with any questions and for recommendations on how to personalize your practice.
Discounted Private Sessions
1:1 time with me in the form of a single Mastermind Session, or bundles of 3 or 5 sessions. These can be scheduled at your discretion throughout your brain retraining process for additional support and to gain more personalized tools to reach actionable goals and find symptom relief.
Discounted access to Vital-Side Ed (and your first session free!)
This community of brain retainers meets every Tuesday evening at 5:30 PM Central. Each week we review a new ‘state changer’, one topic related to neuroplasticity, and check-in as a community to discuss our progress. Topics include how to use strategic visualization in your practice, habit formation, and epigenetics (how we change our genetic expression during brain training).
Discounted Vital-Side Morning, Nighttime, and Reminder Meditations
These limbic system-specific meditations act as an adjunct to your existing brain retraining practice to help increase your focus and motivation.
The Vital-Side process is structured, but not rigid.
During the video course, I review the neuroscience and basic neurochemistry that is behind making changes to your brain.
The videos are supplemented by your personalized Vital-Side Guidebook, which is designed to help you integrate the information learned in the course.
It's recommended to commit two weeks time to finishing the course, carving out time to watch the videos every other day. This way, you have enough time to commit to the guidebook assignments on your off days.
Brain retraining is accessible to everyone, and you can personalize the process to make it your own.
- First, we review how you got to this point: being in a constant state of fight-or-flight and how this has impacted the brain and the body.
- Then we review in detail the autonomic nervous system, and we start to make changes to your language and beliefs around your chronic symptoms.
- After learning the science, we immediately jump into tools and techniques you can use throughout the day to make positive changes to your brain.
- These exercises will then be used on your own for a minimum of the next 6 months. You can start with 15 minutes a day, and work your way up to 30 minutes or even an hour.
A unique component of Vital-Side is our quick techniques that can be used the moment you experience a symptom to shift your brain's association to it.
You'll leave this course with a grab bag of tools to use throughout the day (known as incidental training) and a longer technique that takes about 15 to 20 minutes to run through on your own in the process of incremental training.
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Preview the Morning Meditation
Preview the Nighttime Meditation
The Morning Meditation
If you're looking for an adjunctive exercise to compliment your brain retraining and use first thing when you wake up, the Vital-Side Morning Meditation is a great way to get you motivated about your day.
deal with chronic stress daily
are looking for a healthy habit to add to your morning routine
have been diagnosed with a chronic condition
would like a calming adjunct to your current practice
...then this 34-minute guided meditation is for you! I recommend waking up 30 minutes ahead of your typical schedule, drinking a room temperature glass of water, and listening to this meditation in an upright, seated position.
The Nightttime Meditation
When incorporating the Vital-Side Nighttime Meditation into your nightly routine, it can help relieve symptoms of insomnia, make falling asleep easier, and reduce the occurrence of waking throughout the night.
feel stressed or anxious around bedtime
are looking for a healthy habit to add to your nighttime routine
have been diagnosed with a chronic condition
would like a calming adjunct to your practice
...then this 34-minute guided meditation is for you! I recommend getting in bed 30 minutes ahead of your typical schedule and listening while lying down.
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Healing in Your Hands
Learn how to reduce the physical impact of stress to reclaim your natural resilience.
In this course, Beth Misner and I guide you through fun and simple tools to recover from the 2020 phenomenon known as 'Crisis Fatigue'.
When people have crisis fatigue, it's natural for them to feel a mixture of exhaustion, rage, disgust, despair, desperation, hypervigilance, anxiety, and grief.
- One year of access to 12 modules that includes information about the science behind our approach + BONUS videos!
- Practices that incorporate EFT tapping, qigong, visualization, breathing, and movement
- A structured protocol on how to move forward to reclaim resilience in your mind + body
About Beth Misner
Beth Misner was a Qigong and Tai Chi master, certified sports nutritionist, yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and author of six books, including Healing Can Be Easy: How I Healed Cancer with the BodyMind. As the founder of Abundant Health, Beth offered coaching and education focused on healing naturally through nutrition, mindfulness practices, and spiritual direction.