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Those with chronic pain often elicit considerable sympathy. Unknowingly, most sympathizers come from a place of judgment and pity, contributing to helplessness and immobilization in the person with pain. Empathy, on the other hand, is climbing into the pit with the broken and being there with them...

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Unsedated procedures involving patients who have acute or chronic illness can be painful and cause nervousness, anxiety, distress, and catastrophizing. Virtual reality (VR) has been shown to positively distract, and therefore lessen the stress involved. The Journal of Medical Internet Research repor...

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A $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used to research chronic musculoskeletal pain treatments. Due to worker disability and lost wages, this type of condition, which leads to pain in bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons, costs the United States $500 billion...

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The founder and president of Take Courage Coaching, Becky Curtis, NBC-HWC, CPMC, discusses pain management coaching and its relationship to managed care.

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In the Lancet, Child & Adolescent Health journal, the results of a Canada study of students and pain is discussed. An 11-week cognitive behavioral self-management program, called Chronic Pain 35, addressed therapy for chronic pain and shares the understanding of pain. Unfortunately, students in pain...

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The burden of chronic pain on the person who experiences it daily is evident. What about the partner or caregiver of the patient? In a study in the European Journal of Pain, new insights are offered into household partnerships. What is needed is additional information that “might provide empirical...

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A study in a recently published article in PLOS ONE sought to answer questions such as what affect does health and wellness coaching (HWC) have on individuals with chronic pain? As some patients and practitioners seek nonpharmacologic chronic pain treatment, often involving an interdisciplinary...

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From the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Highlights

• Psychological flexibility (PF) & self-compassion (SC) predict pain outcomes.

• In people with chronic pain (n=420) PF and SC variables were significantly correlated.

• SC predicted depression, pain interference and work and...

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Can pain management coaching become a standard of care? What does Take Courage Coaching founder Becky Curtis wish for the future? What does she wish she had known in her own past?

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