Chronic pain affects an estimated 14 million people in the UK and is the most common reason for seeking medical help. There s increasing evidence that mindful practices can have a beneficial effect on pain (sometimes reducing intensity by as much as 40%) and its associated anxiety and depression. This book combines the principles of mindfulness with research from the clinical field of psychology to help you improve your emotional, psychological and physical state. With guided meditations and other practices.
How we feel and perceive pain
How a mindful approach can help
Why stress makes it worse
Mindful body movement
The importance of breathing and posture
Taking responsibility for your pain