The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management
New Harbinger Publications, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 209 pages
Your mood, thoughts, and emotions can affect your perception of pain and even your ability to heal. In fact, your past life experiences influence your current physical challenges: “your biography influences your biology.” While treatments like medication and physical therapy can be enormously beneficial to the body, to maximize pain relief, it's necessary to take advantage of the mind's healing abilities. This book offers a revolutionary new treatment approach, mindfulness-based chronic pain management, that helps you harness your mind's power to quiet your pain and put you in control.
Mindfulness practice, which includes stationary meditations, movement meditations, mindful art, and other strategies, will help you:
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I recently decided to buy this book and finally, after everything I've read about the benefits of mindfulness for pain management, commit to making this part of my life. I blog about my journey reading this book at my blog painfullyawareblog.wordpress.com. I find the book makes you take an honest re-appraisal of your approach to pain management, and life, but gives you a lot of support and encouragement along the way. Highly recommended!
getting started on managing your pain understanding why you have it
mindfulness what is it? getting acquainted with your inner resources 1
meditation 101 getting acquainted with your inner resources 2
mindfulness checking in on your progress
searching the brain for clues to pain turning on that flashlight
reclaiming the parts that hurt the body scan
reclaiming caring for yourself your physical needs