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The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management
     

The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management

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by Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix, Jon Kabat-Zinn
 

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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

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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:

•Understand how emotions and thoughts affect physical symptoms
•Reverse the debilitating effects of some chronic pain conditions
•Prevent pain from becoming chronic or long-term
•Lift the anxiety and depression that may accompany chronic pain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608825370
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
631,441
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jackie Gardner-Nix, MD, PhD, is a chronic pain consultant in the Department of Anesthesia and the Pain Clinic of St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, ON, Canada, and the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at Sunnybrook Health Services Centre, also in Toronto. She is assistant professor in the Department of Anaesthesia, at the University of Toronto. Gardner-Nix is internationally renowned for her ability in managing chronic pain through expert use of medications. She has been on advisory boards for pain medications, including for the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Ontario Medical Association, and the Ministry of Health. She is an accomplished speaker who has given many workshops and presentations internationally, and has written publications on palliative care and control of chronic non-cancer pain. She was a Toronto Sun Women on the Move nominee in 1994 for her work in palliative care.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of numerous books, including Full Catastrophe Living, Arriving at Your Own Door, and Coming to Our Senses.

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Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
artistJL More than 1 year ago
Found this book very helpful in ways to apply mindfulness and breathing to chronic back pain. I am experiencing daily relief as I use the techniques. My attitude has freshened and opened to new ways of acceptance. I found the book so helpful that I ordered a copy for my sister who also has back pain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Presented in a manner that is easy to follow and understand. The step by step procedures make for easy to follow guideline. Using this book has increased my quality of life! I will continue these practices on a daily basis.
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L_Higgins More than 1 year ago
The Mindfulness Solution to Pain is very effective at demonstrating the mind-body connection. Dr Jackie looks beyond the symptoms of pain to what life experiences, personal relationships or other factors may be contributing to the pain. The book is easy to read and understand; it's interspersed with insightful experiences and includes practical mindfulness and meditation exercises. This book is a good resource for everybody, not only those suffering from chronic pain!
Deechafe More than 1 year ago
The Mindfulness Solution to Pain is for everyone who wants to understand how life experiences affect our behavior, emotions, as well as our ability to heal and deal with life's challenges. It's step-by-step approach is easy to read, understand and follow as it opens the reader's eyes to their own inner resources and how to use them. This should be required reading for all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Dr. Jackie" opens a whole new world of possibilities and hope for the pain sufferer. She makes a credible, compelling case for the mind-body connection---the impact of thought on pain and well-being. From there, her tools for tackling pain are easily grasped and implemented, even for people with limited mobility. This globally respected pain specialist has the warmth and compassion of a woman who is intent on the world discovering the amazing power of the mind to enhance healing and relief. The book offers fascinating insights into the true origins of many kinds of pain. Your upbringing, whether you are "sensitive" or "stoical", and "body memory" of emotional trauma all factor into today's experience of pain. With knowledge and understanding of the roots of pain that go beyond obvious injury, great relief can follow. I've used Jackie's guided meditations for several years, and had the great luck of taking a class full of doctors lead by Jackie when she was first sharing her learning with her peers. I've seen first hand the transformative power this had on doctors in the class that suffered from chronic pain themselves; living "mindfully" has improved the quality of my life and I'm delighted that this book, filled with all the proven techniques of her classes, can now help so many people. From the person looking for help managing stress to the person who has suffered from crippling pain for years, this book is a guide to getting your life back. ---Nancy Vonk