Change your brain, change your pain with this powerful, evidence-based workbook.If you're struggling with chronic pain, you're not alone: more than one hundred million Americans currently live with chronic pain. Yet, despite its prevalence, chronic pain is not well understood. Fortunately, research has emerged showing the effectiveness of a treatment model for pain management grounded in biology, psychology, and social functioning. In this groundbreaking workbook, you'll find a comprehensive outline of this effective biopsychosocial approach, as well as scientifically supported interventions rooted in cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and neuroscience to help you take control of your pain--and your life You'll learn strategies for creating a pain plan for home and work, reducing reliance on medications, and breaking the pain cycle. Also included are tips for improving sleep, nutrition for pain, methods for resuming valued activities, and more. If you're ready to take your life back from pain, this workbook has everything you need to get started.
About the Author
Rachel Zoffness, MS, PhD, is faculty at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain education for medical residents and interns, and serves on the steering committee of the American Association of Pain Psychology. She is a pain psychologist, author, medical consultant, and educator specializing in chronic pain and illness. She is author of The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens; piloted the Psychology Today column, Pain, Explained; and is a 2020 Mayday Pain Advocacy Fellow. She was trained at Brown University, Columbia University, University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, and Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital. She provides lectures and trainings for multidisciplinary health care providers, and serves as a consultant to medical professionals and hospitals around the world. Foreword writer Mark A. Schumacher, MD, PhD, is professor and chief of the division of pain medicine in the department of anesthesia and perioperative care at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Schumacher is director of the UCSF Pain and Addiction Research Center; recently served on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee; and coauthored a report on the opioid epidemic. Throughout his career, he has sought ways to communicate the science and practice of pain medicine, including previously directing an NIH Center of Excellence in Pain Education at UCSF.