The Light at the Center of Pain: Messages of Hope & Renewal for People in Chronic Pain

The Light at the Center of Pain: Messages of Hope & Renewal for People in Chronic Pain

by Sarah Anne Shockley


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A collection of essays based on The Pain Companion Blog that offers insights, meditations, and sage advice on living with chronic pain: how to avoid becoming its emotional hostage, how to find healthy responses to its demands and to our own needs, and how to find a route back into the fullness of life on a path of greater well being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780964127944
Publisher: Any Road Press
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents


1. Life on Planet Pain

2. You Can't Be in Pain That Long...Can You?

3. When Pain Feels More Real Than You Do

4. The Spiritual Practice of Living with Pain

5. Giving Pain a Voice

6. Are We Really Alone in Our Pain?

7. When Practitioners Don't See Our Pain

8. Making a Pain Diary Work for You

9. Don't Put Your Life on Hold

10. The Lone Wolf in Pain

11. Staying Visible in the Realms of Pain

12. Living with Chronic Pain is a Full Time Job

13. Don't Try to Fix Me

14. Healing is for the Birds

15. Making Our Journey a Thing of Beauty

16. Losing and Finding Ourselves in Pain

17. The Stories We Tell

18. Writing Through Pain to See the Self

19. When Magical Thinking is Not Enough

20 Truth as a Door to Deep Healing

21 Is Pain Pointing Toward Life?

22 The Myth of the Holy Grail

23 A Different Kind of Animal

24 The Light at the Center of Pain

25 Making Peace with Pain

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