Living Well with Pain & Illness: The Mindful Way to Free Yourself from Suffering (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Vidyamala Burch

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 388

View: 927

After two serious spinal injuries, Vidyamala Burch found herself facing the loneliness of disability and chronic pain with few skills or resources to turn to. But instead of giving up, she set out on a mission to embrace her physical challenges with compassion, acceptance, and peace. Living Well with Pain and Illness shares the fruits of her courageous life's work, teaching us how the practice of mindfulness can help us thrive in the face of health challenges of any kind. Drawing on the wisdom of a dozen years teaching meditation and a lifetime of study of the benefits of mindful living, Vidyamala encourages readers with insights and instruction in: The five-step model of mindfulness and how to use it to foster healing The Breathworks approach to meditation, and how to apply it to health concerns such as migraines, arthritis, and chronic fatigue Step-by-step techniques, illustrations, and case studies demonstrating how to effectively bring mindfulness into daily life Chronic pain has been called the modern world's silent epidemic. Billions are spent every year in an attempt to cope, yet the best solution available may be absolutely cost-free mindful living. In Living Well with Pain and Illness, Vidyamala Burch presents a work that is at once an inspirational memoir and practical guidebook for using mindfulness to reframe your relationship with physical and emotional suffering.

Paintracking

Your Personal Guide to Living Well With Chronic Pain

Author: Deborah Barrett, Ph.D.

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 434

Millions of people suffer from debilitating chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain, chronic headache syndromes, neuropathies, or other painful conditions. People contending with chronic pain often spend considerable time, energy, and money searching for answers and visit multiple doctors, trying anything to find relief. When the source of pain is unclear or difficult to diagnose, their experiences are additionally frustrating, exhausting, and depressing. This book offers a hands-on approach to improving life with chronic pain, whatever the underlying cause. As a sociologist, psychotherapist, and someone with firsthand experience with chronic pain, the author understands the challenges that accompany pain and has devised realistic strategies to fare better. Paintracking provides a systematic method that empowers individuals to navigate the otherwise overwhelming array of treatment options and incorporate the effective ones into their lives for continued, incremental progress. Its cornerstone is a self-study tool that enables readers to improve. Readers are instructed on how to track and interpret their experience, whether using a pen and paper or the online tool offered as a companion to the book. By cultivating awareness of how their body responds in different situations and to different therapies, readers will become capable self-advocates, able to make informed choices. Written in clear, understandable prose and filled with sociological insights, therapeutic lessons, practical tips, and empathy, this book offers realistic hope to individuals who often feel hopeless in the face of confusing, debilitating pain.

Living Well with Chronic Illness

A Call for Public Health Action

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 350

View: 739

In the United States, chronic diseases currently account for 70 percent of all deaths, and close to 48 million Americans report a disability related to a chronic condition. Today, about one in four Americans have multiple diseases and the prevalence and burden of chronic disease in the elderly and racial/ethnic minorities are notably disproportionate. Chronic disease has now emerged as a major public health problem and it threatens not only population health, but our social and economic welfare. Living Well with Chronic Disease identifies the population-based public health actions that can help reduce disability and improve functioning and quality of life among individuals who are at risk of developing a chronic disease and those with one or more diseases. The book recommends that all major federally funded programmatic and research initiatives in health include an evaluation on health-related quality of life and functional status. Also, the book recommends increasing support for implementation research on how to disseminate effective longterm lifestyle interventions in community-based settings that improve living well with chronic disease. Living Well with Chronic Disease uses three frameworks and considers diseases such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, depression, and respiratory problems. The book's recommendations will inform policy makers concerned with health reform in public- and private-sectors and also managers of communitybased and public-health intervention programs, private and public research funders, and patients living with one or more chronic conditions.

An Introduction to Living Well with Pain

Author: Frances Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 448

Practical 'footsteps' to help you live well with a chronic pain condition If you live with a long term condition that causes you chronic pain, then you are not alone. Chronic or persistent pain affects many adults and children in many ways. It can impact on your mood, your home and work life, your relationships, your sleep, your activities and all areas of your health. It can take your life over. Change is possible. Effective pain management requires a practical multi-focused approach. This self-help guide brings together tools that have worked with thousands of people with pain. It guides you through skills that help you stop struggling and cope well with pain, including: · Goal-setting, making action plans and rewarding yourself · Pacing your day to day activities and building in relaxation practice · Developing healthy exercise and eating routines · Sleeping well again · Coping with setbacks

Living Well

Answers to Life's Practical Mysteries

Author: Teresa Herring

Publisher: Career Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 271

Paintracking

Your Personal Guide to Living Well With Chronic Pain

Author: Deborah Barrett

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 547

Discusses how to improve the quality of life while dealing with chronic pain, encouraging readers to incorporate effective treatment options and track each treatment for continued, incremental progress.

You Are Not Your Pain

Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Restore Well-Being---An Eight-Week Program

Author: Vidyamala Burch

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 492

Developed by two authors, Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman who themselves have struggled with severe pain after sustaining serious injuries, You Are Not Your Pain reveals a simple eight-week program of mindfulness-based practices that will melt away your suffering. Accompanied by audio to guide you, the eight meditations in this book take just ten to twenty minutes per day and have been shown to be as effective as prescription painkillers to soothe some of the most common causes of pain. These mindfulness-based practices soothe the brain's pain networks, while also significantly reducing the anxiety, stress, exhaustion, irritability, and depression that often accompanies chronic pain and illness. Whether you experience back pain, arthritis, or migraines, are suffering from fibromyalgia, celiac disease, or undergoing chemotherapy, you will quickly learn to manage your pain and live life fully once again. Note: Audio meditations are embedded within the ebook. If your device cannot play the audio, you will be redirected to the same content online

Live Well with Chronic Pain

A Journey of Discovery

Author: Liza H. Leal

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 100

View: 341

Outlines a four-part program of pain management designed to inspire readers to address chronic pain and live fuller lives, in a guide that introduces the author's "Four Foundations" steps. Original.

Living Well

Health in Your Hands

Author: Curtis O. Byer

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 654

View: 561

Good Back, Bad Back

The 10 Things Women Must Know to Eliminate Back Pain and Look and Feel Younger

Author: Scot Gray

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 100

View: 927

Experience pain-free, healthy living, NOW. Dr. Scot Gray shares his hard-earned tips and tricks to banish not only chronic pain, but small ailments as well. From anti-aging to weight-loss, arthritis to increased libido, Dr Gray's Guide will have you out, enjoying life, without drugs or surgery, in very little time. Good Back, Bad Back(tm) is the definitive how-to guide for caring for your body--chiropractic care is the first step to enriching your life and productivity. This book is THE GO-TO resource for anyone who has ever experienced back or neck pain, been rear-ended in an car accident, been suddenly hurt on the job, or unexpectedly wrenched their back. Good back health leads to improved overall health, so take care of your backbone today!

Fit Nurse

Your Total Plan for Getting Fit and Living Well

Author: Gary Scholar

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 252

View: 568

Coverage includes nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress control.* Nurse specific issues such as how to get back to fitness if you have back pain, food plans specific for nurses' schedules, and how to chart exercise during hectic schedules.* Fun chapter titles such as ICU (Inspired Care for yoU), Starting Your Own Lifestyle Shift, and Staging Your Own Food Shopping Intervention, plus exercises and quizzes help to engage readers.

Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know

Author: Mary J. Shomon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 647

From the author of Living Well With Hypothyroidism, a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia--vital help for the millions of people suffering from pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. Recent studies indicate that 3 to 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia--a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. This terrible condition is often accompanied by chronic fatigue syndrome, a persistent and debilitating sense of exhaustion that is estimated to affect 800,000 Americans--twice the number of people with multiple sclerosis. Yet there are no official blood tests of diagnostic procedures that can confirm that yes, you definitely have these conditions, and in fact, a whole segment of the medical world doesn't even believe these two diseases actually exist. In addition, the few books that are on the market tend to focus on single solutions or eschew conventional and pharmaceutical approaches, which could alienate readers who use conventional medicine in whole or part. In her trademark accessible, easy-to-follow style, patient advocate Mary J. Shomon integrates the latest findings regarding these misunderstood conditions. Highlighting the pros and cons of the antibiotic, metabolic/endocrine, hormonal, musculoskeletal, and many other approaches to treatment, Shomon explores the fads and viable alternatives--both conventional and alternative--and provides helpful, clear solutions to help sufferers of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. At various points since 1995, Mary J. Shomon has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Since then, she has transformed her health challenges into a mission as a nationally-known patient advocate. She has worked for more than 20 years in writing, advertising, public relations, and communications and is the founder and editor-in-chief of several thyroid, autoimmune, and nutrition newsletters, as well as the internet's most popular thyroid disease website, www.thyroid-info.com.

Coping with Chronic Illness

*Neck and Back Pain *Migraines *Arthritis *Fibromyalgia*Chronic Fatigue *And Other Invisible Illnesses

Author: H. Norman Wright

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 574

Nearly 1 in 2 Americans suffer from some chronic condition—either an illness like fibromyalgia or conditions such as migraine headaches or chronic neck and back pain. With numbers like these, it’s fair to say we have a health crisis on our hands. Respected therapist H. Norman Wright, along with Lynn Ellis, a researcher with firsthand experience with fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue, shares practical, hopeful answers for those who suffer from what are often called “invisible illnesses.” Readers will benefit from realizing they are not alone even if others don’t understand what they are experiencing. They will also find helpful ideas for managing relationships with their doctors and their families insight into God’s perspective and caring for those who suffer practical ways to manage the stress, fear, and depression that often comes with chronic illness Coping with Chronic Illness is the perfect resource for those who struggle as well as for their families and friends, lay counselors, medical professionals, and pastors.

Living Well with Arthritis

A Sourcebook for Understanding and Managing Your Arthritis

Author: Dianne Mosher

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 412

View: 111

With a Foreword by Denis Morrice, former president of The Arthritis Society Living Well with Arthritis is written by Canadian doctors for Canadians. Its authors, all respected experts in the field, focus not only on medications and complementary treatments, but also on management of the many aspects of life that arthritis can affect. Topics such as dealing with chronic pain and fatigue, developing emotional and social coping strategies, and managing relationships and sexuality are all explored. In user-friendly language, the authors take readers through the steps of diagnosis, how the body is affected, and ways to manage the disease. They describe all the established treatment options, including new medications and their side effects, and alternative therapies, and they help readers determine when surgery is necessary. They also outline recent advances in the field and discuss where these breakthroughs may lead us.

Chronic Pain The Drug-Free Way

Author: Phil Sizer

Publisher: Sheldon Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 331

"Buy this book and make sure that your doctor reads it too!" - Dr Steve Gilbert, Staff Specialist in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, former Lead Clinician for Chronic Pain in Scotland "Phil's book has everything necessary to help people with chronic pain change their life. To live, thrive and not just survive. A must-read for people in pain: learn to live again." - Linz Stevens, living well despite chronic pain. Chronic pain is much more common than you might think - it affects nearly one-fifth of the population. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that continues for longer than three months. It has a variety of causes including arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, accidents or operations, although sometimes there is no apparent cause. Many people suffering from chronic pain have been told by medical professionals that 'I'm sorry, there's nothing more we can do for you', leaving them feeling abandoned and isolated. If you have been told this, or you think this news may be in your future, then this book is for you. Self-management is an important approach to coping better and managing this long term condition. Written with humour, and making use of cartoons and line drawings, this book encapsulates 20 years of pain management courses given by Phil Sizer at Pain Association Scotland to patients, GPs, and other health professionals. Divided into three sections (Understanding, Managing, Coping) Its approach is based on a holistic, bio-psycho-social model of health including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), positive psychology, relaxation, hypnotherapy, motivational interviewing and coaching. Topics include: introduction by Pain Association Scotland understanding chronic pain - definitions, acute vs chronic pacing - how to avoid over-doing realistic goal-setting stress management relaxation and sleep dealing with flare-ups diet and foods to avoid coping with unhelpful thinking (racing mind, anxiety and negative thoughts) challenging limiting beliefs relationships with others accepting help importance of humour - attitude and values being a person not a condition If you can learn how to make changes and live better with your pain, things will improve, be different, and most importantly, so much better.

Essential Concepts for Healthy Living

Author: Sandra Alters

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 430

View: 239

Capturing the essence of healthy living, this book provides practical applications and personal strategies along with concepts grounded in scientific research to achieve a balance between science and the real world. Topics backed by research - including a chapter devoted to violence - provide students with an overview of today's health issues.

Living Well

Author: Martha Cleveland

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 881

Describes how chronic illness or disability can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness and offers a twelve-step plan to turn chronic illness into an opportunity for spiritual growth and fulfillment. Reprint.

Relief from Chronic Back Pain

Author: Edmund Blair Bolles

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 132

View: 121

Discusses backaches and provides exercises for relaxation, strength, and flexibility, along with advice on effective medical treatments

Win the Battle Against Back Pain

An Integrated Mind-body Approach

Author: Michael S. Sinel

Publisher: Dell

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 354

View: 915

Discusses the latest treatments for back pain including surgical and non-surgical alternatives and discusses the power of the mind in coping with back pain