The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management by Dr. Jackie Gardner-nixThe Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management by Dr. Jackie Gardner-nix

The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management

byDr. Jackie Gardner-nixForeword byJon Kabat-zinn

Paperback | January 15, 2009

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Your mood, thoughts, and emotions can affect your perception of pain and even your ability to heal. In fact, your past life experiences influence your current physical challenges: your biography influences your biology." While treatments like medication and physical therapy can be enormously beneficial to the body, to maximize pain relief, it's necessary to take advantage of the mind's healing abilities. This book offers a revolutionary new treatment approach, mindfulness-based chronic painmanagement, that helps you harness your mind's power to quiet your pain and put you in control.Mindfulness practice, which includes stationary meditations, movement meditations, mindful art, and other strategies, will help you: - Understand how emotions and thoughts affect physical symptoms - Reverse the debilitating effects of some chronic pain conditions - Prevent pain from becoming chronic or long-term - Lift the anxiety and depression that may accompany chronic pain "
Jackie Gardner-Nix, MD, PhD, is a chronic pain consultant in the Department of Anesthesia and the Pain Clinic of St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, ON, Canada, and the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at Sunnybrook Health Services Centre, also in Toronto. She is assistant professor in the Department of Anaesthesia, at the Un...
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Title:The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:New Harbinger PublicationsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from ***** 5 Star Reading I have Fibromyalgia and my doctor told me to read this book, so glad I did, LOVED IT! so helpful. I also purchased Dr Jackie's Meditation cd's. If you suffer from pain get this book it really does help with a very detail step by step help process.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfull!!! True!!! Useful!!! The best help ever received for dealing with chronic pain when chemicals did not work!!!
Date published: 2010-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly Right If you are not familiar with the work of Dr Jackie Gardner-Nix I encourage you to read this book, particularly if you are suffering any form of chronic and painful illness or are a current health practitioner. Promoted by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn this is a most helpful companion piece to the wonderful courses she facilitates here in Canada. A must for all those seeking to change their lives and learn to live with a more wholesome positive attitude to self. By combining meditation, simple stretching techniques and gentle reminders to be mindful of your basic needs this book plus the courses will change your life for the better.
Date published: 2010-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Natural Evolution of Kabat-Zinn's Full Catastrophe Living Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's Full Catastrophe Living & written with his input, this volume focuses on using the Mindfulness techniques found in FCL for pain, rather than stress management. The manual for author Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix's Mindfulness based pain management course, it is an invaluable distillation & redirection of FCL. Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix is a doctor working in the department of anesthesiology at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto, specializing in pain treatment. After years of frustration, watching patients suffer from lack of appropriate treatment, she went out and found a solution for them that works. She currently teaches courses at Saint Michael's and through the Tele-Medicine network in Ontario, being a pioneer in using this system to reach and help patients.
Date published: 2009-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - the Power of the Mind-Body Connection! The Mindfulness Solution to Pain is very effective at demonstrating the mind-body connection. Dr Jackie looks beyond the symptoms of pain to what life experiences, personal relationships or other factors may be contributing to the pain. The book is easy to read and understand; it’s interspersed with insightful experiences and includes practical mindfulness and meditation exercise. This book is a great resource for everybody, not only those suffering from chronic pain!
Date published: 2009-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learned so much! The Mindfulness Solution to Pain is for everyone who wants to understand how life experiences affect our behavior, emotions, as well as our ability to heal and deal with life's challenges. It's step-by-step approach is easy to understand and follow, as it opens the reader's eyes to their own inner resourches and how how to use them. This should be required reading for all.
Date published: 2009-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From Pain to Possibility From pain to possibility Pain Speaking and its companion CD’s are cornerstones for anyone who is looking for a pathway to freedom from the grip of emotional stress and pain. This detailed information on how the body and mind works is invaluable in assisting you let go of the pain cycle. Like Alice through the Looking Glass you can become “curioser and curioser” about your pain. The many different meditations give anyone a choice so that you can find something to assist in managing your pain at any time.
Date published: 2009-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A guide to getting your life back "Dr. Jackie" opens a whole new world of possibilities and hope for the pain sufferer. She makes a credible, compelling case for the mind-body connection---the impact of thought on pain and well-being. From there, her tools for tackling pain are easily grasped and implemented, even for people with limited mobility. This globally respected pain specialist has the warmth and compassion of a woman who is intent on the world discovering the amazing power of the mind to enhance healing and relief. The book offers fascinating insights into the true origins of many kinds of pain. Your upbringing, whether you are "sensitive" or "stoical", and "body memory" of emotional trauma all factor into today’s experience of pain. With knowledge and understanding of the roots of pain that go beyond obvious injury, great relief can follow. I’ve used Jackie’s guided meditations for several years, and had the great luck of taking a class full of doctors taught by her when she was first sharing her learning with her peers. I’ve seen first hand the transformative power this had on doctors in the class that suffered from chronic pain themselves; living "mindfully" has improved the quality of my life and I’m delighted that this book, filled with all the proven techniques of her classes, can now help so many people. From the person looking for help managing stress to the person who has suffered from crippling pain for years, this book is a guide to getting your life back.
Date published: 2009-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Re-creation ! This book is an excellent re-creation of Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix' and Lucie Costin Hall's Mindfulness Course. Reading this book would be beneficial for healthcare providers as well as patients to understand how psycological stress can inflict such severe illnesses such as chronic pain, addictions, and many others. Meditation helps to bring these stressors to the surface , to become conscious of them, and then how to deal with and live with them. It's hard and painful work ! Definitely worth it. Great book, great course.!
Date published: 2009-02-25

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Jackie's book provides a holistic approach to help people manage and cope with their daily pain. The Mindfulness Solution to Pain provides hope to anyone who is suffering and losing function as a result of constant pain." -Sol Stern, MD, chairman of Palliative Care at Halton Healthcare Services in Oakville, ON, Canada "