Posts Tagged: pain

Pain and mindfulness

Newsletter issue, February 2013; Explores chronic pain and mindfulness practice for managing chronic pain, with two new articles that you may want to read.

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Meeting pain with mindfulness

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The degree of suffering that pain causes is largely determined by how you relate to it. Through mindfulness practice you can learn to deconstruct pain into its primary constituents – sensations and energy – and transform the relationship with pain to one where pain, while still unpleasant, is no longer a problem; where pain no longer equals suffering.

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Mindfulness and Chronic Pain; research findings

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Over the last thirty years the capacity of mindfulness practice to help manage chronic pain has become increasingly recognised. This article provides summaries of some of the related scientific research findings.

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Sleep problems and fibromyalgia

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Research involving more than 12,000 women in Norway indicates that, over a 10 year period, women with sleep problems are at significantly higher risk of developing fibromyalgia than women without sleep problems.

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