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The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-By-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management
In The Mindfulness Solution to Pain, the authors modify Jon Kabat-Zinn's original mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) program to create a new program they call mindfulness based chronic pain management (MBCPM). This book will provide a clear, class-by-class breakdown of the MBCPM program, which has evolved over the last five years of clinical use. From the outset, th ...more
ebook, 226 pages
Published February 2nd 2009 by New Harbinger Publications
(first published May 1st 2007)
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Living and Coping with Chronic Illness or Life-Threatening Illness
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The writing style can be a little awkward at the beginning of the book, but if you suffer from chronic pain, this book is filled with lots of actionable tips, ah ha moments, and scientific studies to back up their viability. Acknowledging our mind-body systems are intimately connected when it comes to pain management is important and this book elegantly illustrates this point and teaches people how to get a handle on managing health at both levels. Read with an open mind and also see your doctor ...more
These authors really have tried to cover everything that could help a person deal with chronic pain. The doctor explains why pain meds don't work for long, so digging deeper to find out if there are underlying emotional reasons for it may help some people. Seems that people who meditate, reduce stress, exercise, and sleep well, are able to mitigate their pain levels. There is information here on using journalling and art to help to reduce pain, which may be of use to some.
Well, it was fine, but it wasn't really anything that new to me. I suppose I have been living "mindfully" for a while now, but I just called it " being realistic about my headaches/chronic illness and the limitations that puts on my life". So, I suppose I now have a better phrase, "living mindfully" and that's easier to say. But, there are some good ideas in here, and I did find it helpful to review them.