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The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living with and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain

Category: Book
By (author): Shockley, Sarah Anne
Subject:  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / Prayer & Spiritual
  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
  SELF-HELP / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: New World Library
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.00in x 5.25in
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$ 23.95
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From The Publisher*In the 21st century, one might assume that pain - from headache to backache, neck to knees - is an easily treatable non-issue. It is not. Millions of doctor and emergency room visits relate to pain and the rampant addiction to pain medications often takes root in an attempt to manage unremitting discomfort. The author, a chronic nerve pain survivor, writes from a one-of-you, inside-the pain perspective. Shockley does not aim to replace traditional and alternative approaches but to acknowledge how pain sufferers feel unheard, misunderstood, and judged, and to address the guilt, anger, and isolation that exacerbate suffering. From talking to doctors to "talking" to pain, stress relief to simple lifestyle adjustments, here are dozens of practical, compassionate practices for sufferers; profound insights for medical practitioners; and invaluable guidance for anyone who loves or cares for one in pain.
Biographical NoteSarah Anne Shockley hosts conversations on a variety of social media outlets and writes thePain Companion Oasis blog. An award-winning filmmaker, she directed the documentary on disabled dance,Dancing from the Inside Out. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.