Following numerous requests from patients and coinciding with our support for the National Pain Week 2016, we would like to share Dr. Walsh's first publication on pain and how it can be managed by practical mindfulness approaches. The article is written in a real life case study format, which will benefit health care professionals, people suffering from pain and those who care for them.
According to Pain Australia, 1 in 5 Australians, including children and adolescents, and one in three people over 65 are affected by chronic pain*. When left untreated, it can have a devastating impact on all aspects of sufferers’ lives — such as sleep, sex, work, exercise and routine self-care. It can also severely impact personal relationships, social interactions and lifestyles.
Dr. Walsh has been employing mindfulness to help people suffering from chronic pain for decades. This publication gives you a rare glimpse into how Dr. Walsh achieves this via a real-life case study, where he explores how pain is perceived by the sufferer, how to change one's relationship with the pain through mindfulness, and the paradoxical effect of giving up trying to control the pain and having it under control.
Read the full article under our Resources section here.
Mindfulness is not just another analgesic.
The key to mindfulness is that it changes our relationship with pain.
We move from aversion to openhearted curiosity.
This allows the possibility of relating skilfully with pain
So that we can live creatively and joyfully