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Pain Relief Without Drugs: A Self-Help Guide for Chronic Pain and Traumaby Jan Sadler
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A practical, effective, and inspiring guidebook for dealing with chronic pain andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Explains how to reduce painand#8217;s grip on the body and mind by changing your personal reaction to pain andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Presents successful strategies from the authorand#8217;s 25 years of coping with her own pain andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Includes 55-minute CD of authorand#8217;s key techniques for controlling pain andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In 1989, following surgery for a back injury, Jan Sadler was left in constant pain, with no hope of any further conventional treatment and no adequate prescription drug therapy. Rather than settle for a life of chronic suffering, she gave up her career teaching English and began an investigation into the self-treatment of her pain. Building on her skills as a teacher, she incorporated the pain management techniques she discovered into programs that would help other sufferers learn how to cope with pain and find truly effective relief from its debilitating effects. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Sadler shows how we can reduce painand#8217;s grip by changing our personal reactions to the pain we are feeling. Chronic pain keeps our attention fixed firmly on our anguish, which then feeds the painful reaction back into our perception of being in pain, creating a vicious cycle. By allowing our reaction to become one of relaxation and acceptance, the pain is dramatically lessened, both by the absence of a negative perception and by the infusion of relaxation into the point of pain. In andlt;Iandgt;Pain Relief without Drugsandlt;/Iandgt;, Sadler provides easy-to-use self-help techniques that offer support and understanding in breaking painand#8217;s cycle--from relaxation, visualization, and breathing techniques to setting goals, building self-esteem, and coping with pain flare-ups. The authorand#8217;s 25 years of coping with her own pain and 16 years of teaching pain management techniques result in a book that is filled with practical activities and possibilities for a better life. The book is accompanied by a 55-minute CD narrated by the author of key techniques for controlling pain.
This practical, effective, and inspiring guidebook for dealing with chronic pain explains how to reduce pain's grip on the body by changing one's personal reaction to it. Presenting successful strategies from the author's 25 years of coping with her own pain, it also includes a 55-minute CD of the author's key techniques for controlling pain.
About the Author
Pain Relief without Drugs, Peaceful Sleep and The Five Feel-Good Factors. Her pain management programs have been adopted by pain and stress management clinics in hospitals and by support groups throughout the world. She lives in England.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Professor Patrick D. Wall
Unit 1 The Power of Deep Relaxation
Unit 2 What Are You Telling Yourself?
Unit 3 Building Self-Esteem and a Positive Attitude
Unit 4 Pictures in Your Mind
Unit 5 Dealing With Your Feelings
Unit 6 Finding the Stillness Within
Unit 7 Pacing and Planning Your Activities
Unit 8 Enjoying Yourself
Unit 9 Flare-Ups
Continuing the Journey
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