In Episode 42, Dr. Amy Novotny shares her emotional journey of living with a mother that was bipolar and suffered from borderline personality disorder, being tutored by her throughout higher education, and eventually losing her to cancer. The grief left Amy struggling with an unexplainable physical illness that she was eventually able to overcome, and now she teaches how to ease your physical pain when grief is stored in the body.
Amy developed a method called PABR, which is a technique to help your body overcome the fight or flight response that can occur during the grieving process. During our interview, Amy walks us through her basic technique for breathing and relaxing your body position so you can start getting some relief.
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About Amy Novotny
Dr. Amy Novotny founded the PABR® Institute with the mission to provide relief from pain, stress, and anxiety to those who seek a naturalistic form of treatment when other treatment methods have fallen short. Her unique approach comes from her experience treating in a variety of settings and with a wide range of patient populations over the past 12 years. Her background is in orthopedics, sports, geriatrics, balance disorders, nerve injuries, and most recently chronic pain. Influences from coursework at the Postural Restoration Institute gave her the foundation to develop this treatment method to address a wide variety of painful and restrictive conditions. Her methods have helped countless people reduce and eliminate pain, stress, anxiety, orthopedic surgeries, sleep issues, and the need for medications.
She co-authored two Amazon #1 Best Sellers: Don’t Quit: Stories of Persistence, Courage and Faith and Success Habits of Super Achievers, which share her journey on how and why she developed the PABR® Method. Her ability to speak French and Spanish has allowed her to communicate with and help various clients from all around the world, including France, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
She has a variety of interests, including running 40+ marathons, running 10 ultramarathons (including two 100-milers), completing an Ironman Triathlon, and photographing wildlife and landscapes all over the world, which has led to several of her images being chosen as Photos of the Day, most notably the National Geographic Your Shot World Top Photo of the Day. Visit her photography portfolio at www.amysimpressions.com.