Chronic Pain Reset: 30 Days of Activities, Practices, and Skills to Help You Thrive (Hardcover)
Build a plan to reclaim your life with this easy-to-follow program designed by a leading pain expert.
This indispensable guide explores the key role that your brain plays in processing pain and how small, simple actions can make profound changes in how you experience chronic pain. Chronic Pain Reset will help you evaluate your pain and its triggers, offering straightforward and often fun strategies to improve it. Using the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, you’ll try one new evidence-based strategy each day for 30 days, from paced breathing and healthy sleep hacks to mindful walking and acts of kindness. The accessible strategies require as little as 15 minutes a day and apply to all fitness levels. Step-by-step instructions guide you with humor and compassion to make learning and practicing the strategies more engaging. The ones that work best and that you like most will go into your Thriving Plan, a personalized pain-management tool kit that you design to help you lead a life with less pain, greater purpose, and more joy.
About the Author
Afton Hassett, PsyD, is an associate professor and director of pain and opioid research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. A clinical psychologist and principal investigator at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, she lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
This book is a rare gem! Unlike most pain management books, you will find yourself laughing, crying and feeling powerful because?the heart of this book is hope.
— Lynne Matallana, Founder, National Fibromyalgia Association