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Chronic Pain Management: Anger, Pain, and Relationships

Living with chronic pain can be very frustrating. Not surprisingly, people with chronic pain tend to report greater levels of anger than those without pain. Expressions of anger differ, with some people being more likely to suppress and hide it, […]

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Living with Pain - Fear and Attention

Living With Pain: Fear and Attention

Fear is a natural and common reaction to pain. When pain becomes chronic, fear

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain Management

Last week I attended the 31st annual scientific meeting of the American Pain Society in Hawaii. It was an

Living with Pain through Resilience

Living with Pain: You Can Learn to be Resilient

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Suzanne Kobasa Ouellette  introduced the concept of "hardiness".  In a study of

Living With Pain - Let Yourself Breathe

Living with Pain: Let Yourself Breathe

I have written a great deal about the negative thoughts that are so easy to get caught up in when you live with chronic pain. I have covered

Coping with Pain - Can Mindfulness Meditation Help

Coping with Pain: Can Mindfulness Meditation Help?

Increasingly, researchers and clinicians have been looking at the effects of mindfulness mediation on chronic pain management. According to Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, director

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