Write Your Way Out of Chronic Pain

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Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Chronic pain is at an epidemic level, affecting about a third of the adult population. In adolescents, the number of in-patient admissions rose 831 percent over a seven-year period. The reason? Many of these patients are treated for acute pain, when they are really … Read More

Freed by a Pen

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I was running an hour late in clinic and was trying to get through my last patient before my already abbreviated lunch. A young Spanish-speaking woman from Puerto Rico was lying on the table moaning. Her husband, who was sitting motionless across the room, could speak limited English, and there … Read More

You Are Not Your Thoughts

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You Are Not Your Thoughts “You are not your thoughts.” Philosophers have been telling us this for centuries. In our modern era, this idea has often been overlooked. The problem is that thoughts are real as well as your body’s chemical response to them. Nice thoughts stimulate the secretion of … Read More

David Burn’s Letter

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Self-directed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy In the beginning of the DOC Project, the only resource that I had for my patients to deal with the stress of pain was the Feeling Good book.  Inadvertently, I discovered that patients would notice significant improvement within a few weeks.  Historically, I could not get … Read More