Our relationship to ourselves and one another with Chris Collins
A large part of holistic healing and being an upper cervical chiropractic practitioner is helping people manage pain, often chronic pain. What role does stress play in people’s pain? What is something Chris sees again and again and that he sees as vital to helping people manage their stress (and their pain)?
Today’s guest is Dr. Chris Collins. Hereceived hisdoctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. He received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from University of Southern Mississippi, and has a background in exercise physiology and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Chris has advanced training in Knee Chest Upper Cervical Technique, which is one of the most researched, and advanced applications of chiropractic today.
We met Chris through the Big Self School, so we can honestly say that Chris is a verified Big Selfer. Chris has a big heart and wants to help build communities where people have access to everything they need to lead a healthy life.
4:22 Chris shares his vision for his community in Chattanooga
5:58 How to form connection mindfully
7:22 We discuss community and the importance of boundaries
11:58 The risk of connection and setting expectations
14:08 Chris talks about how his practice changed when he discovered that his chiropractic patients with chronic conditions all had an underlying relationship with stress
18:22 Chris shares the story about when his morning started with a Tik Tok video and the impact it had on his day
25:17 Chris makes a powerful point about managing stressful moments
26:33 We discuss emotional vulnerability
31:46 Chad shares why he was reluctant to become a chiropractic doctor and what shifted for him
36:04 Recommended healthy practices to process stress