If you are one of approximately fifty million Americans living with chronic pain, then you will find this a compelling and inspiring book. You will learn how to manage your pain and differentiate it from suffering, and recognize how grief, stress, anger and frustration can all become pain. Dr. Hernandez explains the psychological aspects of pain and the value of internal body conversations, that is, understanding the pain signals that your body generates. How do you step onto this path toward healing? How do you turn off the switch that causes suffering and turn on the switch that starts a healthier, more comfortable life? These and other questions are answered in this well organized book. Also included is a CD which contains a self-relaxation exercise to reduce your chronic pain.
“Dr. Hernandez has written an exceptional book on resolving the complex suffering of chronic pain. It provides a very clear and helpful framework, plus many good techniques for healing or transforming pain. Both pain sufferers and health professionals dealing with this challenging issue will benefit immensely from it!” –Stephen Gilligan, PhD, psychologist, author of The Courage to Love
About the Author Jeanne Taylor Hernanadez, PhD is a practicing psychologist with post-doctoral training in trauma and maltreatment. She has worked for over 30 years in the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health and the School of Medicine Departments of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology.