When most people think of pain treatment, they picture someone laying in a hospital bed in sheer agony. But the truth is, pain is relative and is sometimes not as obvious to detect. Unlike physical pain, mental or emotional pain is a lot more elusive and is not subject to a specific location in the body, allowing it the potential to be even more detrimental if untreated. It is important to recognize the signs of emotional pain affecting whole health before they become unmanageable. Some of these symptoms include isolation from others, poor self care or risky behavior, chronic headaches, feeling heavy, and even depression. Unfortunately, with so many factors affecting our whole health, more people are relying on substances as a short term solution rather than eliminating the root of the problem for long term gratification.

Alcohol is the most widely abused substance in the US, yet alcoholism is often left untreated. An addiction to alcohol can be detrimental to a person’s physical, mental, and social well-being. The 2021 State of Mental Health in America report confirms the trend that mental health in the U.S. continues to get worse. With many of our states ill-prepared to handle this crisis, policymakers at every level of government need to act immediately. With almost no time to spare, we need to take our whole health into our own hands.

In VoiceAmerica’s new hit podcast series Make America Healthy, host Beth Shaw addresses problems, like alcohol abuse in America, and works through solutions alongside her expert guests. In her episode titled “Let’s Be Clear,” Beth invites trauma healing specialists Kelly Gardner and Elizabeth Falcone to provide emotional support tools to overcome substance abuse and gain a closer mind-heart connection. Elizabeth Falcone recommends starting by reflecting inward to address any problems affecting your mental health, then setting short term goals to eliminate the root of these problems. By increasing your awareness, you will gain clearer vision on how to achieve your whole health goals.  

Founder and CEO of YogaFit WorldWide, the world’s largest yoga training school, Beth Shaw has been a guiding light in whole health for over 25 years. In her latest book, Healing Trauma With Yoga & Mind-Body Techniques, Beth provides tools and techniques drawn from her work as a recovery and health coach. She offers a deep understanding of the physiological, psychological and emotional changes brought on by trauma and depression, with techniques to survive and thrive through these sometimes debilitating conditions. 

For those suffering from any physical or emotional pain, the best results are achieved through an internal journey of meditation and yoga practices. If you are looking for guidance on your whole health journey, YogaFit WorldWide, the world’s largest online yoga training school, offers an array of practices perfect for all levels. Founder and CEO, Beth Shaw, through her years of experience has developed a specific program Yoga for Addiction and Recovery. Take your physical, emotional, and mental health into your own hands and sign up for your first YogaFit training program. If you enter the code VOICE22 at checkout, you will receive 15% off your next yoga session!